Course Book Overview

Letter of Introduction

  • Dear Parents and Students;

    This Career and Educational Planning Guide is intended to assist students as they make plans for a career that will lead to a rewarding and enjoyable future. We urge students and parents to work with the school faculty to review the information in this book in preparation for creating the students’ Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). The ICAP, unique to each student, outlines courses that align with future education and career goals. Each year you will revisit the student’s ICAP. When students see the relevancy of high school course work to what they aspire to in their future, they are more apt to take school more seriously and enroll in more rigorous courses. Remember, course selection is very important and schedule changes can be very difficult.

    Parents, please familiarize yourselves with the abundance of information in this resource and actively participate with your school and student in creating and reviewing your child’s individual career and academic plan. Students rank parents as the most influential people in their lives. Challenge your students to set high standards, select courses and school activities which directly help them achieve personal and career goals, work hard to achieve these goals and attend classes daily. Embrace the power of your influence and genuinely engage in educational pursuits with your child(ren).

    We look forward to partnering with you for a successful year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.

    Sincerely,

    Blue Springs School District Administration

Mission and Philosophy

  • Mission Statement: The mission of the Blue Springs School District is to create an educational community in which each individual acquires knowledge, develops skills, and functions as a literate citizen to achieve personal goals.

    Philosophy: The Blue Springs School District is dedicated to the proposition that each child in the district, regardless of sex, economic or social status, geographic location, race or individual difference, should experience a broad and balanced education. In order to accomplish this goal, a variety of programs and teaching methods will be employed to meet the various needs and differences in the abilities of the students. The objective of the Blue Springs School District is to establish a program to deal with each student's special gifts, and to allow each student an opportunity to attain maximum achievement.

Non-Discrimination Notice

  • The Board of Education is prohibited from and hereby declares a policy against, engaging in unlawful discrimination, including harassment, creating a hostile environment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. To ensure that these obligations are met, the board designates the following individuals to act as the district’s nondiscrimination laws compliance coordinators.

    Staff Related Inquiries including Title IX:

    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
    Blue Springs School District
    1801 NW Vesper
    Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
    816.874.3200
    Fax 816.224.1764

    Student Related Inquiries including Title IX:

    Director of Community Services
    Blue Springs School District
    1801 NW Vesper
    Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
    816.874.3200
    Fax 816.224.1764

    Student Disability Related Inquiries:

    Assistant Director of Special Education
    Blue Springs School District
    1801 NW Vesper
    Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
    816.874.3200
    Fax 816.224.1764

    Facility Related Inquiries:

    Director of Buildings and Grounds
    Blue Springs School District
    1801 NW Vesper
    Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
    816.874.3200
    Fax 816.224.1764

    For a full statement of the nondiscrimination policy, please see Board Policy 5.18.

Grievance Procedure

  • The Board has adopted policies and procedures in order to assist in the fair, prompt, and equitable resolution of student, parent/legal guardian, or employee discrimination or harassment grievances. A grievance is a claim by a student, parent/legal guardian, or employee that a violation of Title VI (race, color or national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), Title II of the Americans with Disability Act (disabilities), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Boy Scouts Act or their regulations, has occurred in the programs, activities or facilities of the District. Whenever a grievance occurs, every effort will be made to secure an appropriate resolution as early as possible. The grievance procedure involves four steps. At each step of the grievance process, the grievant shall be entitled to identify witnesses and present other relevant information. The District will take necessary steps to correct any conduct which has proven to be discriminatory or harassing and the effects caused by the conduct and to prevent recurrence.

    For a full statement of the grievance policy, including timelines for submitting a grievance, please see Board Policy 2.12

School Address / Phone Numbers

  • Blue Springs Freshman Center

    2103 NW Vesper
    Blue Springs, MO 64015
    816.874.3440
    Grade 9

    Blue Springs High School

    2000 NW Ashton Drive
    Blue Springs, MO 64015
    816.874.3400
    Grades 10, 11, 12

    Blue Springs South High School

    1200 SE Adams Dairy Parkway
    Blue Springs, MO 64014
    816.874.3500
    Grades 10, 11, 12

    Valley View High School

    5000 NW Valley View Road
    Blue Springs, MO 64015
    816.874.3750
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Additional Information

  • Planning and Policies

    Students are encouraged to use this Career & Educational Planning Guide to carefully create an Individual Career and Academic Plan that will assist them in reaching their educational and occupational goals. We suggest that you:

    • Review all requirements for graduation
    • Read the information on career paths
    • Read all information given about each course
    • Complete a Personal Plan of Study

     

    Online Course Book

    Please see the counseling tab on your school’s website and look for the link marked “College and Career Planning Guide”.

    Drop/Withdraw

    It is the practice of the high schools to apply a deadline to drop or withdraw from a course. Courses dropped after the 1st 6-weeks of the semester will have an “F” noted on the transcript as a result of not completing the course. Please speak to your student’s counselor for more details.

    Dual Credit Courses – Please note that students taking a dual credit course through one of our cooperative post-secondary institutions must follow that institution’s drop/withdraw policy to avoid fees or other repercussions. The district is bound to the dates set by the university.

  • The Blue Springs School District is currently in the process of converting all web files to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This process will impact current and future PDF files. If you should have further ADA compliance questions while reviewing this document, please contact Erika Beebe in the Public Relations office at 874-3298.