Missouri Option Program

The Missouri Option Program is a state certified program that provides students with an alternative path for earning a high school diploma. Students in this program earn their diploma by completing specific courses and passing the HiSET exam.

Students in the Missouri Option program typically attend AHS for half a day to work on required credits and prep for the HiSET test. Students are expected to use the rest of their day to work a minimum of 15 hours a week.

To enter the Missouri Option Program students must:

  1. Be at least 17 years of age
  2. Be credit deficient and at least one year behind their cohort class
  3. Test at the 9th grade level on the TABE test (HiSET pre-test)

To earn a high school diploma through the Missouri Option program students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 7.5 specific credits (listed below)
  2. Take the End of Course exams for English 2, Algebra 1, Government, and Biology
  3. Take a DESE approved required college prep test
  4. Provide proof of employment for a minimum of 15 hours a week until graduation

Pass all sections of the HiSET Test

Required Credits

  • 1.0 English
  • 1.0 Social Studies
  • 1.0 Fine Arts
  • 1.0 Math
  • 0.5 American Government
  • 0.5 Personal Finance
  • 1.0 Science
  • 1.0 Physical Education
  • 0.5 Health

Students who complete the Missouri Option Program cannot receive their high school diploma until their cohort class graduates.

For more information contact your student's counselor or Loren Widmer, Director of Academic Options at 314-638-6330 or lwidmer@afftonschools.net.