• Columbia College Nursing Summer Camp

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 5/17/2017

    Boone Hospital Center and the Elks Lodge are offering scholarships to take part in the Columbia College Nursing Summer Camp, June 13-June 16.


    APPLICATION is due by May 31



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  • Columbia College Computer Science Camps

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 4/21/2017


    Columbia College is hosting 5 computer science Summer camps Visit HERE for more information.

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  • Medical Assistant Scholarships/Job Program

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 4/17/2017

    More info and dates to come!



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  • UPDATED: Senior Activities Schedule

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 3/22/2017



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  • Westminster Summer Opportunities

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 3/21/2017



    Westminster STEM Academy
    July 23-27, 2017

    For incoming high school freshmen through graduating Class of 2017 seniors.

    • Collegiate-level, residential experience at one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges.
    • Explorations into how physics, environmental science, mathematics, and chemistry impact our daily lives and the entire world.
    • Problem-solving experience and project-based learning.
    • Hands-on experience to start students' research careers.
    • Optional 1 hour of college credit.

    Students will work as professionals in the field and learn from dynamic faculty through the STEM Academy. For more information, visit www.westminster-mo.edu/go/STEM. Please contact program director, Dr. Jim Concannon, with any questions at Jim.Concannon@westminster-mo.edu.  


    Westminster Institute for National Security
    July 23-26, 2017

    For rising high school juniors and seniors

    • Collegiate-level, residential experience at one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges
    • Hands-on problem solving, role-playing, and games
    • Ideal for students interested in politics, law, national security, homeland security, the intelligence community, and more
    • Insight into future career opportunities
    • Optional 1 hour of college credit

    Students may find more information at www.westminster-mo.edu/go/WINS, including comments from students who attended previously. Please contact program director, Dr. Tobias Gibson, with any questions at Tobias.Gibson@westminster-mo.edu.

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  • EdX Intern Program

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 3/15/2017


    Our greatest discrepancies in achievement are between our students of color and our white students. Our greatest discrepancies in student-behavior data (out-of-school suspensions) are between students of color and our white students. We employ 1,500 teachers; however, only 14 percent are teachers of color. Columbia has diversified substantially over the last 15 years, but our teaching force has not.

    We know that it is important for children of color to be taught by teachers who look like them, but it is also important for ALL children to be taught by a diverse teaching force. That way, stereotypes of who can and can’t teach can be addressed. Year after year, we have reported to our Board of Education and our public on the lack of diversity in teacher training programs. As a school district, the administration and its Board of Education want to be more active in the recruitment and retention of all teachers. We see the Grow Our Own Teacher Development Program as an important piece of a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    The purpose of the CPS Grow Our Own Teacher Development Program is to develop a pipeline of highly effective, locally educated teachers. The Educational Exploration (EdX) Intern Program is a summer job where we pay up to 20 students interested in becoming a teacher $10 per hour to work in a classroom during the summer school session.

    The CPS Grow Our Own Teacher Development Program helps our colleges with a definite need (they want to recruit a diverse undergraduate class) and it helps our school district achieve its goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse teaching force. We believe that what we have started is going to be a model for all communities throughout our nation.

    Applications for the summer 2017 EdX program are due by March 24, 2017


    Info Brochure 

    Application form

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  • Sophomore Aspire Results

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 3/14/2017


    All sophomore students received their Aspire results today and were presented information on what the scores mean.  Please view the presentation and video HERE

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  • Junior Leadership Columbia

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 3/13/2017



    Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Junior Leadership Columbia program.  All current Columbia sophomores are encouraged to apply.  The deadline for applications is Friday, March 24.  A letter and application document was mailed out directly to each sophomore, but I wanted to make sure the Guidance office was aware of this and has an electronic copy. 


    Junior Leadership Columbia is an innovative community program designed by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce for high school juniors.  The 9-month program motivates emerging leaders and develops the potential for community leadership by acquainting participants with the opportunities, realities and challenges of the Columbia community.  The program begins in August 2017 and runs through April 2018.  It includes 8 Monday evening sessions from 5- 7:30, on Saturday service project, one morning at the March Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Membership Breakfast and Business Showcase, and one full day field-trip to the State Capitol. 


    The only direct cost for a student to participate in the program is a non-refundable $25 application fee. 


    More information and the application are available on the Columbia Chamber of Commerce's website https://columbiamochamber.com/news/2017-2018-junior-leadership-columbia-applications-now-available-for-current-sophomores/


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  • Trulaske Business Academy 2017

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 3/9/2017


    University of Missouri School of Business are hosting the annual Trulaske Business Academy this year on July 23-29th! 


    The Trulaske Business Academy was established in 2008 to serve as a pre-college summer program for minority students interested in business. The goal of this week-long residential program is to introduce students to the various disciplines and career opportunities within the business world, while also experiencing life on a college campus.


    • Special attention is paid to the areas of accounting, finance, management and marketing, which are areas of study in our college.
    • Students interact with faculty and staff from the Trulaske College of Business in a classroom setting.
    • Hands-on activities and team competitions are incorporated into the lessons to help students connect the material to the real world.
    • Alumni and corporate partners lead activities to help students explore career opportunities in business.
    • Students are exposed to lessons about professionalism, team work, communication, and leadership skills. 


    Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade minority students with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for the program. Applications are available now and students will be notified of their admission in May. Students will need to complete an essay and submit an official high school transcript as part of their application. All students selected to participate in the Trulaske Business Academy are awarded a scholarship to cover the cost of the general cost of the program (i.e. meals, lodging, activities). 


    Participants of the Trulaske Business Academy will spend a majority of their day in classroom activities facilitated by faculty, staff, and corporate representatives. Evenings are spent participating in social activities with Academy Coordinators and Counselors exploring the Mizzou campus and Columbia area. At times, the Business Academy will join up with other summer camps for high school students for social events.


    We generally have around 30-35 students, so please ensure that the application is filled out thoroughly.  Applications are due Friday, April 7th by 5:00pm. 


    I have attached the application, and you can find more here: https://business.missouri.edu/trulaske-business-academy


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  • Senior All Night Party

    Posted by Jacob Biener at 3/8/2017

    See below for info on the Senior All Night Party.  For other senior activities and events refer to the schedule HERE


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