is the Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters program?
The Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters program is a course of study that encourages students to take more demanding classes in high school. the curriculum provides an education that better prepares students to enter a four-year college, community college, technical school, apprenticeship, military or the work force. The program is a joint effort of the Rolla Chamber of Commerce, Rolla Public School district, and the local business community.
are Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters?
Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters are high school students who have completed, or are on track to complete the Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters course of study, a rigorous sequence of academic courses in math science, language arts and social studies. Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters is based on research which shows that those students who complete a more rigorous course of study in high school are more successful in college and the workforce.
do students become Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters?
- Enroll in the Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters program with your high school counselor
- Meet the program requirements
- Graduate from high school
become a Show-Me Scholar or Tech Master?
Recognition: As Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters, students are recognized by teachers, parents, and community leaders as students who accept challenges and set high goals for success.
Choices: After graduating as a Show-Me Scholar or Tech Master, students are better prepared to enter the workforce or attend a college, university or trade school. They have more choices available to them.
Money: If you challenge yourself in school by taking the Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters path, your chances of making more money are greater.
Better Jobs: Employers prefer to hire individuals with strong academic backgrounds, are able to make sound decisions, are able to critical-think through a problem, and have good communication, teamwork, self-starter, creative and innovative thinking and technology skills.
College: Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters are stronger candidates for certain types of financial aid and scholarships. They are also better prepared for college and are less likely to need costly remedial classes in college. Statistics show that Scholars graduates score higher on both the ACT and the SAT and have a greater chance of being accepted to the college or university of their choice.
Incentives: Businesses offer many added bonuses to Scholars who stay on track during all four years of high school. Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters graduates are honored at the Rolla Chamber of Commerce’ annual Awards Luncheon where they are presented with graduation cords and medallions. In addition, Show-Me Scholars and Tech Masters graduates have the opportunity to receive scholarships through the Rolla Chamber of Commerce and the local business community.