1 Our Academic Programs

Early Childhood Center

The Calhoun R-VIII Early Childhood Center was opened in 1994 to meet the needs of families living in the community. Since then it has received partial funding through grants with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, West Central Early Head Start, 21st Century Community Learning Center and Child Care Block Grants. Just recently the district has received funding through FY 2012 Community Development Block Grant program provided by Missouri Department of Economic Development to build a new early childhood center. The center provides high quality early education to children six weeks through five years. We provide a place for young children to plan and learn in a safe and adult supervised environment.
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Elementary

Calhoun Elementary School was built in the 1960s with the gymnasium later. Our school has seven classrooms, a gymnasium, and a multi-purpose room. We have one teacher per grade. We also have one Title I Reading class and a speech pathologist, a special education teacher, a custodian, and one school secretary/health clerk. Within our special education class, we have the support of two Paraprofessionals who provide additional assistance to our teachers and students. In addition, to the regular school day we have an after school program, known as the 21st Century Community Learning Center. The 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) is a federally funded grant program designed to keep kids safe and engaged after school. This is a high quality program that is both state licensed and accredited. The elementary program served students from PreK-5th grade. The program is open every day after school releases until 6:00pm. The program is also in operation during the summer months.
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Jr. / High School

Calhoun High School was re-built in 2009 after the fire with an addition of a music room. Our school has nine classrooms. We have a staff of 14 certified and non-certified personnel. We share our art, music, and physical education teacher with the elementary. In addition, to the regular school day we have an after school program, known as the 21st Century Community Learning Center. The 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) is a federally funded grant program designed to keep kids safe and engaged after school. This program serves students from 6th-8th grade at the junior high site and 9th-12th grade at the high school site. The program is based on a club model and students have several options each week to get involved. Clubs include art, cooking, archery, sports, homework, etc. During the school year, we are open every day after school until 6:00pm. This program is in operation Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the summer months.
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2 Our Philosophy

The Calhoun R-VIII School District, its staff, students, and community members working together with high expectations for students to become:

  • Educated
  • Self sufficient
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective team members
  • Cooperative problem solvers
  • Individuals with high self-esteem
  • Caring, productive adults

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3 Get in Touch

The Calhoun R-VIII Schools is always open to parent and community suggestions. If you would like to convey your thoughts and suggestions click the "Contact Us" link which will allow you to send an email to the District.