Current Students

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Need to reserve a room, check class schedules, or find out what’s for lunch? Look no further!

 

 

Use STA’s RSVP website to reserve seats in the Math Hub, Learning Center, Goppert, Commons or Windmoor. Please bookmark the link for easy access.

Use your PowerSchool login to reserve and see/cancel reservations. At this time, you are unable to cancel a reservation for the current day. To do so, please email the RSVP administrator.

You may reserve a seat in each location once per day. You can reserve seats only for the current week, starting Sundays. This gives all students equal opportunity to use these resources.

All students with assigned Open Rooms must report to the open room first for attendance purposes. Once checked in, you must show the room moderator your RSVP reservation. You can then proceed to your reserved room.

Your STA education extends beyond the walls of the classroom. Leadership skills, competitiveness, and creativity are often revealed when you are actively engaged in activities you find fun and interesting.

You have the option of choosing between numerous sports programs, clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities. These outlets offer great ways to develop skills and foster lifelong friendships:

Clubs

STA offers a wide variety of clubs for every interest! See a list of sponsors and full descriptions.

Extracurriculars

STA offers a wide variety of extracurriculars. There’s something for everyone! See a list of sponsors and full descriptions.

2022-2023 Members

Elizabeth Akers, Gabriella Bailey, Allison Baker, Samantha Balling, Sylvie Boughner, Leah Campo, Riley Carlson, Emery Danker, Lauren Deady, Lena Do, Emily Douglas, Teresa Elfrink, Sophie Emerson, Lucy Fanning, Madeline Fellows, Kyra Fieger, Sofia Fortin, Emily Franklin, Elizabeth Givens, Katherine Heineman, Caroline Hikebein, Emma Hiss, Zoe Hoss, Annamarie Hotze, Stella Hughes, Jacqueline Kallas, Ava Kauten, Christina Kerr, Georgia Kerrigan, Kaylee Lary, Diana Lawhead, Mia Matthews-Beaven, Sloane Mayfield, Brynne McGhie, Kate Miller, Samantha Molle, Kat Monroe, Emma Mullins, Tammy Nguyen, Rose Olson, Kate Ortbals, Evelyn Parker, Juliet Parra, Jillian Poplau, Maggie Reintjes, Grace Robinson, Marykate Roder, Ella Rogers, Lucy Rouchka, Claire Rupp, Lilliana Saxe, Quincy Shank, Autumn Shemitz, Sophia Spence, Caroline Stucky, Georgia Terrill, Clara Truebner, Kate Unger, Regan Wagstaff, Peri Wilson, Greta Zinn

The Spring 2023 Application will be available November 15, 2022. The deadline for submitting applications is December 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Incoming members are notified of selection by early March. Selection into NHS is based on the following criteria and is a holistic review process, with equal weight placed on scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Application Includes:

  • Service to STA
  • Community Service
  • NHS Leadership, Honors, and Activities Resume

Selection Criteria:

  • Current junior or senior.
  • Hold a 93.0 cumulative weighted GPA or higher at the end of the previous academic year.
  • Members must maintain a 93.0 GPA to remain a member.
  • Minimum of 15 hours of service to STA between March 15 of the application year and the application deadline. Eligible hours must be beyond already required STA service hours for an STA scholarship, club or organization.
  • Minimum of 15 hours of service to Kansas City community between March 15 of the application year and the application deadline. Hours must be performed at a not-for-profit agency, organization, church or school. Community hours as part of the 90 graduation requirement may not be used, but additional hours at your agency may be used.
  • Leadership and activities
  • Character (review of SBR history)
  • Essays

Each year the members of the National Honor Society sponsor Culver’s Nights to benefit the STA Student Emergency Fund. Members participate in various service projects throughout the year including STA Back-to-School Night, peer tutoring, and numerous STA and community based events. NHS members are also responsible for the campus wide ink cartridge recycling program.

Schedule and add/drop information

NOTE: This year’s add/drop period is closed.

PowerSchool – STA’s web-based student information system – will be available for login as of Monday, August 8. Schedules will not be mailed to your home.
All changes to both first- and second-semester schedules must be submitted by 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 10. This includes semester 2 so please review your electives for both semesters. There is NO drop/add period prior to semester 2 in the winter.To add a class a student must meet all the pre-requisite requirements as stated in the course selection guide

Use this form to request changes. You may need to file more than one form if dropping or adding more than one course. There is a $50 fee to request a schedule change. This will be billed to your account after changes have been made.

At the end of the form, please add any comments necessary in assisting us in filling your requests. Keep in mind, some courses require prior authorization from teachers and have prerequisites.

Students in grades 9-11 must take a total of seven courses each semester. Seniors with three or more College AP courses may choose to take six courses each semester.

Seniors, the strength of your curriculum is an important factor in the college admission process and a change in your senior year schedule could impact an admission decision. The Add/Drop process occurs in August so as not to jeopardize this process. Any update to a senior schedule will be submitted to all colleges where a student has applied.

Statement on uniform attire

(The uniform is stated in the affirmative. Any garment not specifically stated is considered non uniform.)

Students are expected to adhere to uniform policy whether on campus or attending class via hybrid/remote.

Every student must have a formal uniform to be worn the following days and on special occasions TBA.

  • Mondays – freshmen and sophomores
  • Tuesdays – juniors and seniors

Formal uniform attire:

  • Personal face mask (must be appropriate) (COVID-19 pandemic)
    • Plain or print patterns, small lettering that does not distract, cloth mask or medical mask covering the nose and chin-no gaiters
  • Tartan plaid skirt – maximum of 3 inches above the knee bone. Students with shorter skirts will be required to lengthen the skirt or replace it within a designated period of time.
  • White or black monogrammed polo shirt with collar purchased through STAR Shop
  • Solid black or red blazer with the STA emblem purchased through the STAR shop
  • Solid black, solid white, solid grey socks
  • Solid black ankle length tights/leggings
  • Shoes: closed-toed and closed heel shoes

Administration reserves the right to send a student home when in violation of the school uniform policy. The absence will be marked unexcused.

Non-formal uniform attire (in-classroom and hybrid or virtual learning days)

  • Personal facemask (must be appropriate) – when on campus (COVID-19 Pandemic)
  • Plain or print patterns, small lettering that does not distract, cloth mask or medical mask covering the nose and chin-no gaiters
  • Hair dyed must be a natural color
  • Skirt hemlines are to be 3 inches above the knee bone
  • Monogrammed black scarf purchased from STAR Shop
  • Only solid white T-shirts may be worn under monogrammed polo shirts
  • Black uniform dress pants must be purchased from the Star Shop
  • Students may wear an official STA sweatshirt/t-shirt on Fridays
  • Students may purchase and wear a black monogrammed fleece vest from the Star Shop
  • Students may purchase and wear grey, black, or white 3/4 zip STA logo pullover from the STAR Shop
  • Students may purchase and wear the monogrammed three-quarter zip raincoat from the STAR Shop
  • Students may purchase and wear a black monogrammed fleece jacket from STAR Shop
  • Ear piercing jewelry only
  • Students must remove all coats/jackets/sweaters/sweatshirts/scarves that are not defined above upon entering the classroom.
  • Students may not change or destroy the skirt or pants or sweater (i.e., pull threads out, cut, roll up, safety pinned, unzipped, cut sweater to make into a cardigan, etc.) and continue to wear them to school

Unacceptable uniform attire

  • No hats, visors, sunglasses, scarves or distracting accessories are permitted
  • No capri-length pants/tights/leggings
  • No body piercing jewelry such as nose, eyebrow, tongue, lips, etc.
  • No visible tattoos
  • No hoodies
  • Non-STA sweatshirts/collar shirts, etc.
  • No face coverings that are deemed inappropriate
  • Outerwear: (must be removed in classroom)
  • All other coats/jackets or STA Sweatshirts may be worn between classes as needed and in the morning and afternoon advisory but must be removed once seated in the classroom.
  • No non-STA sweatshirts may be worn as coats or jackets
  • No blankets may be worn as coats or jackets

Unacceptable “out of uniform days” attire

  • Extremely short shorts or skirts
  • Bare backs, shoulders and midriffs, low-cut shirts (back and/or front)
  • Clothing that displays alcohol, drugs, tobacco, obscenities, sex
  • Halters, spaghetti straps, tube tops
  • Flip flop shoes, bedroom slippers, beach shoes, crocs, birkenstocks
  • Flexible, form-fitting pants such as yoga pants, leggings or jeans may be worn with an untucked shirt/blouse which reaches a student’s fingertips when arms are rested at the side

Discipline policy for out-of-uniform violations:

A student not in uniform will receive a Category III Student Behavior Report (SBR) and consequences. Repeated uniform violations will result in a Category II SBR and consequences in the Ten Level Program.
Administration reserves the right to send a student home when in violation of the school uniform policy. The absence will be marked unexcused.

The Modern & Classical Language Department is approved to award the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy to qualified students of French, Latin and Spanish.

Criteria to receive the seal of biliteracy:

A. School criteria for English

  • ACT score of 18 for the  Missouri Seal
  • ACT score of 21 for the Distinguished Seal
  • SAT score of 940 for the Missouri Seal
  • SAT score of 1060 for the Distinguished Seal

B. School criteria for languages other than English

Students need to fulfill one of the following:

  • AP Language and Culture for French and Spanish. 3 or higher ( Missouri Seal) .5 (Distinguished Seal)
  • STAMP4S for French and Spanish. Intermediate  Mid ( Missouri Seal). Advanced Low (Distinguished Seal)
  • ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview For French and Spanish. Intermediate Mid (Missouri  Seal). Advanced Low (Distinguished Seal)
  • ACTFL AAPPL for French and Spanish. Intermediate 3 (1-3) (Missouri Seal). Advanced (A ) ( Distinguished)
  • COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK (Certified by AATSP) for Spanish. B1 (Missouri Seal). B2 (Distinguished Seal)
  • ACTFL (ALIRA; ACTFL Latin interpretative Reading Exam) for Latin, Intermediate Mid.  (Missouri Seal). Advanced Low (Distinguished Seal)

C. Students need to demonstrate sociocultural competence

To demonstrate sociocultural competence, students need to fulfill the following requisites:

  • Belong to the STA  language club or language Honor Society in the year of application for the Seal
  • Attend cultural activities and events at school and in Kansas City
  • Help a language teacher or to tutor a student
  • Take part in community service related to the language

D. Students need to complete four years of the language (at STA and/or RU)

What is eMentoring?

eMentoring is a program that virtually connects junior students with an adult working professional, often an STA alum, to share career advice, support, and guidance.

Why should I participate?

Junior year is when you’re making critical decisions about college applications, course of studies and career paths. You will have the opportunity to establish a relationship through online communication with a professional who works in a field of your interest and can offer advice on applications, studies and careers.

Although eMentoring is optional for most STA juniors, it is required for those pursuing a STEM/STEAM Certificate.

What will I get in return?

You’ll have the opportunity to explore potential career paths and learn about the skills needed to succeed in a career. You’ll also have the advantage of making contacts with career professionals that may be helpful with future internships and employment.

Program Logistics

  1. Complete the application. If accepted into the eMentoring program, you will meet with the program director for training, which will include program guidelines, expectations, how to make initial contact with the mentor, code of online conduct and online safety. Once you’ve completed the training, you will be matched with a mentor. You will be expected to make online contact with your mentor a minimum of four times a year.

Contact Paula Holmquist, STA’s ementoring program director, with any questions.

Apply