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The Jefferson College Child Development Center was recently granted state accreditation for the seventh consecutive time by the Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth.
The accreditation is effective for four years, through May of 2025, distinguishing Jefferson College as an exemplary program offering high quality programming. It is granted to programs that offer developmentally appropriate experiences in an environment conducive to children flourishing intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.
The Jefferson College Area Technical School (ATS) provides Jefferson County high school students with hands-on instruction through a variety of education programs.
The Area Technical School provides a superior curriculum in career and college ready programs for all Jefferson County schools. Alongside highly qualified instructors, students learn the skills they need to compete in the 21st century workforce. Those who graduate from the ATS can be ready to directly enter the workforce or be college ready in their selected discipline.
The following programs are available at the ATS:
Building Repair Technology
In connection with the partnership between Jefferson College and the St. Louis Astronomical Society (SLAS) to develop an observatory on the Hillsboro campus, the College will host several informational “Aim for the Stars” observation nights throughout 2021 for those who want to learn more about astronomy.
There is no cost to participate in any of the monthly educational programs, led by Jefferson College faculty and SLAS members.
As the first phase of site development begins, the observatory location is being used by the College as a teaching and learning opportunity for students enrolled in undergraduate science and astronomy classes in connection with lab assignments and in-class discussions.
Each year, Jefferson College serves more than 200 individuals as Missouri is one of the nation’s top high school equivalency (HiSET) programs in an effort to promote workforce development and employment opportunities.
The Jefferson College Adult Education and Literacy program is a free resource to the community and is the only Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved program in Jefferson County.
A new agreement between Jefferson College and Saint Louis University will allow students who complete an associate’s degree at Jefferson College the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at SLU in two years as a part of the 2+SLU program.