Jefferson City High School

Inspiring Possibilities... Defining Success

10-block schedule
Students at Simonsen, JCHS & NCC will see a new schedule next school year, providing the opportunity to enroll in more classes. Teachers were able to vote on three new schedules - 83% of teachers at those buildings preferred this option. Here's a view of the schedule. And check out the FAQs about this change here.  
JCHS Bus departures after school
This year buses will be lined up on Lafayette Street after school. Bus students will need to exit from the east side of the main JCHS building and will board buses lined up there, rather than on Jay Drive between JCHS and the Nichols Career Center. This change was made to improve school safety and to alleviate congestion during dismissal.

Traffic movement at JCHS during dismissal
Parents who pick up students after school will want to know that during dismissal no automobile traffic will be allowed on Jay Drive between JCHS and NCC. Jayette Drive on the north side of JCHS will still be accessible. Also, until the buses depart after school, there may be traffic delays and congestion in the areas of Lafayette east of JCHS and Union south of JCHS and NCC. You will want to plan the pick-up of your students accordingly.

JCHS Parking Report:

As the new parking procedures at JCHS have been deployed and implemented for a complete week, we wanted to share information with you about the approach and also what we’ve learned:

  • Determination of reserved parking spots,  assignments and locations were randomly selected following the first three days of registration for the 2015-16 school year.  Strong consideration and intention during the assignment process was to keep sports and extracurricular activity teams together.  This purposeful grouping also helps to ensure the safety and security of students who return to campus after normal school hours.
  • The fee will supplement costs associated with hang tags, parking attendant and maintenance of lots.  Administration analyzed high school parking fees throughout mid-Missouri and felt confident about the fair, reasonable $40 rate for JCHS. Paperwork required for the application process ensures vehicles parking on high school property are insured by licensed drivers.
  • Let's be honest...parking has been a concern at JCHS for a number of years.  Changes this year, such as a different bus dismissal location, that consumed 15 parking spaces on Lafayette and the addition of mobile classrooms on the NCC parking lot necessitated the restructuring of parking. Space limitations do not only exist inside the building(s), but also on the exterior...i.e. parking lots. Safety and security of students always has been and always will be a top priority. 
  • All in all...the new parking changes have been received well by students.  We are experiencing a reduction in morning tardies, improved return to classroom and educational time for students who leave campus during the day for school-related purposes, physician visits, etc., reduced congestion at school dismissal time, decreased loitering and untoward behaviors/activities in parking lots.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during the process.  We have been making notes as to how we can improve the process for next year...and years to come.  If you have a suggested solution, we’d love to hear about it!

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  • NO SCHOOL on SEPT. 7
    Jefferson City Public Schools will not be in session on Monday, September 7th in observation of Labor Day.
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