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Florissant Valley is a key partner to many north St. Louis County civic, educational and community groups.

Florissant Valley has received a $350,000 start-up grant to become a Gateway to College replication site, a national drop-out recovery model developed by Portland Community College in Oregon. The Gateway to College program is designed for young adults aged 16 to 20 who dropped out of high school. The program enables them to earn a high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credit toward an associate degree or certification; the grant pays for student maintenance fees and books.

The Gateway to College national network is part of the early College High School Initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant provides student support staff and services for up to 350 students from the Hazelwood and Ferguson-Florissant school districts who left high school without a diploma. Students must meet specific criteria for entrance into the program and are dually enrolled at the Florissant Valley campus until they complete their high school diploma or reach the age of 21. Since 2002, the 13 partner organizations of the Early College High School Initiative have started or redesigned 160 schools in 24 states. The organization invited the Florissant Valley campus to apply to participate in this national program. Click here for more information.


James Gillespie

The Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement offers life-long personal and professional development learning opportunities through classes that sharpen your professional skills or activities you can enjoy in your leisure time. You can choose from hundreds of courses - everything from computer skills, art, languages, gardening, golf, finance, to dance, and much more. Specialized courses include classes for childcare providers, nursing and allied health courses, offerings in small business administration and entrepreneurship, and courses for children. Community engagement activities, including the Healthy Summit and Family Safety Summit, are also offered.

Contact 314-984-7777 for more information.