School-Business Partnerships/Community Education
Partnering with businesses to provide real-world connections for our students and opportunities for learners of all ages
About our programs
The School-Business Partnership office aims to enrich students’ education by working with businesses in the community. Each year, 200 to 300 businesses participate in Pattonville programs, including an ethics seminar and job shadowing. Nearly $330,000 was received in incentives from business partners for programs such as exemplary attendance during the previous school year.
The Pattonville Community Education Program offers a wide variety of programs including computer training, fitness, special interests, and after-school classes for adults and children. Senior citizens (55+ years) will receive a $10 discount for most classes with fees over $25. Some classes are free to Pattonville residents. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express and checks made out to “Pattonville School District.” Registration forms can be found in the current community education brochure.
To continually expand our Community Education program with interesting and educational opportunities, your suggestions are appreciated. If you are qualified to teach a course or there is a specific class you would like to see offered, please contact our office to discuss the course offering. For additional information or to register for a course, call 213-8094.
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After-School Child Care:
Child care is currently offered at Bridgeway Elementary, Remington Traditional, and Pattonville Heights Middle School. Enrollment is limited to students attending these schools. This program provides our families with a safe and enriching environment for their children after school by allowing students to participate in healthy and fun events while school is not in session. Studentss ocialize with friends, become involved in healthy activities and receive help with homework. For additional details, call (314) 213-8095.
Exemplary Attendance Program
Incentives, such as restaurant coupons provided by local businesses, are distributed to Pattonville elementary and middle school students with exemplary attendance. At year-end, eighth-grader can receive a $50 United States Savings Bond for maintaining exemplary attendance throughout their eighth-grade school year. Program guidelines are distributed each September. Please call (314) 213-8096 for additional information.
The School/Business Partnership Office provides Pattonville High School students the opportunity to supplement classroom learning through on-the-job experiences in local businesses in cooperation with our job shadowing program and National Job Shadow Day. Call 213-8095 for information on how your business can participate in job shadowing.
Grants and Foundation
The School/Business Partnership Office works with organizations to locate and implement grants in the Pattonville School District. We assist students in seeking and applying for scholarships. For example, each year the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Communities Chamber of Commerce award scholarships to Pattonville students. Please contact our office if you have grant or scholarship opportunities available.
High School Equivalency Test (formerly GED)/Basic Reading and Math Skills
Free High School Equivalency (HSE) test classes and Literacy classes are available for anyone 17 years of age or older who is not currently enrolled in high school. Teachers and tutors can help you prepare for the HSE exam or improve your reading, writing, and math skills. Classes are held at Pattonville High School on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and atFaith Baptist Church, 11330 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students may begin at any time during the school year. All books and materials are provided free of charge. To enroll, please call (314) 415-4940. Parkway Adult Education and Literacy
St. Louis School-Business Partnership - Activities and Workshops for Students and Teachers
Each year Pattonville students and/or teachers are invited to participate in programs offered by the St Louis School-Business Partnership. This is an organization whose mission is to foster a dynamic collaboration between schools, community and businesses to leverage resources, make connections and provide career and post-secondary learning opportunities. For more information, visit the St. Louis School-Business Parntership website at http://stlsbp.org/.
The School/Business Partnership Office works with the community and area businesses to provide guest speakers, arrange field trips to enhance curriculum and instruction, and help distribute surplus supplies from businesses such as science laboratory equipment and art materials. We disseminate information about job openings, internships, scholarships, and grants. Our goal is to develop partnerships between Pattonville schools and area businesses.
The Pattonville A+ Program and Business Education Advisory Committees have members from the business community. If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please call 213-8095.
Several non-profit organizations offer scholarships to our students. Both Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Chamber of Commerce as well as Kiwanis Groups offer scholarships each spring and present them at the Membership meetings in May each year.