15 Ways to Still Celebrate 2020 Graduation
with Friends and Family
When you finish high school, college, or grad school, the main reward—other than the knowledge that you are done, at least until the next round of school—is getting together with classmates, friends, and family members and taking a grand processional to collect that long-awaited diploma. The  class of 2020  will still get a diploma, but typical graduation ceremonies, with all the close gathering and intermingling with strangers they require,  can’t take place  due to social distancing mandates across the country. See full article here.
COVID-19 Scholarship Fund

The MODDC is excited to announce the COVID-19 Scholarship Fund, which will provide opportunities for individuals and/or family members to apply for one-time funding to use technology as a way to address today’s unique barriers. See entire Article here.
Graduation Handbook
This publication describes the minimum Missouri high school graduation requirements and various options for earning credit toward a high school diploma in Missouri. It has been created as a resource serving two purposes: the first is to inform students, parents, and residents about Missouri’s minimum requirements for earning a diploma; the second is to outline the minimum requirements and policies for local educational agencies to support students in earning their high school diploma.The entire handbook can be found here.
Extended School Year Amid COVID-19
DESE-COVID-19 Response

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) convened a Summer School Task Force, comprised of school leaders from across the state, to discuss 2020 summer school questions and the options available to school leaders amid COVID-19 and public health orders. View MPACT fact sheet here: Extended School Year (ESY)
Summer Activities and Opportunities to Learn
Summer Camps and Activities

MPACT has compiled a list of pre-employment opportunities, camps and virtual camps to help you plan your child's fun yet productive summer. Click here to view the list.
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See All Available MPACT Workshops
We sure do miss seeing you in person and we hope to resume conducting workshops in our wonderful communities, seeing everyone face-to-face, soon. However, through the month of June, MPACT is offering all workshops via Webinar.

Please click here to check out the upcoming available workshops.

MPACT Mentor Volunteer Program
What is an MPACT Mentor Volunteer?

Mentors are trained volunteers who, upon request, provide support to families of children with disabilities throughout the special education process. A mentor does not represent or speak for a parent or family member, but a mentor does help empower an individual to become a strong educational advocate for his or her child. MPACT mentors are screened and receive training and supervision from MPACT staff.

MPACT is funded in part or whole by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant No. H328M090020-10. The contents of the website, however, and any documents cited herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S Department of Education.
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