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Joplin Schools curriculum is designed to prepare our students for a successful future by fostering creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving using standards and systems that aim to align student progress from Pre-K all the way through graduation. This curriculum is designed through collaboration with state and district leadership, as well as the invested efforts of teachers and team leaders across the district using feedback throughout the curriculum writing process. Curriculum is also closely tied to continuous improvement efforts that analyzes a variety of student data including formative, summative, and growth assessments throughout the academic year. 

Joplin Schools offers:

  • Gifted Education for students in 2nd through 8th grade
  • Dozens of Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses
  • Associates degree opportunities
  • Seal of Biliteracy
  • Joplin Early Childhood preschool education
  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Special Education
  • Literacy Interventions such as, LETRS, 95%, and Read 180/System 44
  • Vocational education courses at Franklin Technology Center
  • An Alternative and Virtual Academy
  • Summer School offering both remedial and enrichment programs  
  • Kindergarten Jumpstart 
  • A variety of support services and interventions for students at all grade levels

The complete Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development Plan for 2022-2027 can be found here.   

Joplin Schools Curriculum Department Staff

Libbie Burd, Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum & Instruction: 417-625-5200 ext. 2037

Chris Young, Coordinator of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction: 417-625-5200 ext. 2206

Hannah New, Coordinator of Student Services Curriculum & Instruction: 417-625-5200 ext. 2007

Cathy Mock, Administrative Assistant: 417-625-5200 ext. 2006