Project PASS (Partners Assisting Student Success) is an innovative community-based after-school program. PASS primarily serves students who need extra academic support. Participation by these students is determined by district requirements. However, Open Library and enrichment activities are available to all students.
On its main campus, six school buildings participate in Project PASS. Dogwood Elementary houses kindergarten through second grades, Hawthorn Elementary houses third and fourth grades, and Oak Ridge Elementary houses fifth and sixth grades. The middle school includes seventh and eighth grades, and the high school includes ninth through twelfth grades. In separate locations, Osage Beach Elementary and Hurricane Deck Elementary each offer afterschool to kindergarten through fourth-grade students. The Lake Career & Tech Center serves as a site for enrichment classes and adult education. All sites are open one hour before school Monday-Friday and afterschool hours are Monday-Thursday, 3:00 pm-5:30 pm.
"Before I retired from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, I had a chance to see the project begin and quickly develop into one of the most successful programs in our state. Project PASS has great leadership and support from students, faculty, administrators, parents, the superintendent, and the community."
Harry Kujath, Missouri Afterschool Network Director