High School Programs
Springfield Public Schools offers three programs for high school students that provide rich and rigorous career and college exploration opportunities.
Alliance for Healthcare Education
The Alliance for Healthcare Education is a new program starting Fall 2024 in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College, Missouri State University, and CoxHealth. Through the Alliance, Springfield Public Schools students can participate in health education programs offered by OTC, earning early access to the industry and professional opportunities. Students will spend their full day on the OTC campus engaged in health science classroom work, practical labs, and industry job shadowing experiences. Students will choose one of three pathways: earn Associated of Arts with credit toward a Bioclinical Science degree, earn certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, or earn certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. All three pathways allow students to earn both high school and college credits. This is a two-year program during junior and senior year.
Fly SPS provides students instruction in aviation and the opportunity to earn their private pilot's license while earning high school and college credit. Students will spend half the school day at Springfield-Branson National Airport engaged in aviation classroom work, simulator use, and flight hours. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, students can continue their associate degree in aviation, earn a commercial pilot's license or pursue other careers in aviation. Potential aviation careers include commercial and airline pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers.