The purpose of a school system is to provide a rigorous and relevant education to all students through quality teaching and learning.  The Joplin School District is committed to the continuous improvement of teaching practices and learning opportunities so all students have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens.

K-12 Curriculum

The purpose of the Joplin Schools’ Curriculum course is to provide a framework for the alignment of written curriculum, resources, and tested curriculum.  The curriculum framing templates provide structure to ensure quality educational design, delivery of the curriculum, approved resources, and common assessments to address the district’s mission and alignment with the strategic goals.

The frameworks convey the procedural intent of the district administrators and teachers with respect to curriculum development, curriculum adoption, implementation, collaborative reflection, and revision. 

The continuous improvement will emphasize the analysis of a variety of student data from formative, summative, and growth assessments to drive instructional decisions and curriculum revisions.  

Currently, 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 to help our youngest Eagles start on the right foot
  • 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
  • A strong summer school program that offers remedial and enrichment programs that expand student learning opportunities. 
  • Jumpstart is a summer school program designed for students entering kindergarten.
  • A variety of support services that offer intervention for students at all grade levels.

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


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