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Academic Lettering



Academic preparation and subject matter toward mastery are the primary objectives at Staley High School. The Academic Letter acknowledges and honors students who commit to community service, accept personal ownership for their educational plan, and who maintain high academic achievement. The Academic Letter will act as a symbol for outstanding educational improvement, commitment, and development for those distinguished students. It is meant to encourage and reward students who work hard and give their best effort in our school and to our community.


Each candidate:
-Must be a sophomore, junior or senior.
-Must have at LEAST a 3.5 Academic GPA average for the two qualifying semesters; with no grade lower than a B.  (January 2023-December 2023)
-Must attend Staley High School for one full semester to be considered for an Academic Letter if they transfer from another school.
-Must be a full-time student.
-Must complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service for each application period (January 2023-March 2024). All community service must be recorded in PowerSchool to be countedTurn in community service forms by Friday, March 21, 2024 to Ms. Carroll in the counseling office or Mrs. Toney in CR276 so they can be recorded in PowerSchool. 
-Must have a minimum of 95 percent or better overall attendance

Candidates will be considered based on Service, Ownership, Achievement, and Respect. Staley High School is committed to academic excellence and understands that learning is increased with consistent attendance. Students are also expected to actively participate in community service, as well as demonstrate good citizenship daily. Any student that has served a suspension for either of the two qualifying semesters will not be eligible for the letter. Students who violate Missouri State High School Activities Association rules pertaining to alcohol/drugs, tobacco, vandalism, violation of the criminal code, hazing, racial/religious/sexual harassment, or violence, will not be eligible for an award.

Applications must be received by April 1, 2024.


-Successful candidates will be notified by the end of April that they will receive an Academic Letter
-First-year honorees will receive a chenille letter (if they have not already received one in another activity/sport), a Lamp of Knowledge pin, and a gold bar.
-The second year these qualifications are met, students will receive a gold bar. The third-year honorees will also receive a gold bar.
-Successful senior candidates may pick their Academic Letter on May 1, 2024
-Underclassmen will receive their Academic Letter by the end of the school year (week of May 20th)

*Please make sure the e-mail addresses entered in the electronic form are correct. Communications regarding approval/denial information and how underclassmen can pick up their Academic Letter will be sent to these e-mail addresses.

*The application must be received by the deadline and students must meet all the Academic Lettering qualifications in order to be eligible.


Please click this link to access the Staley Academic Letter Application:

Any questions about the Academic Letter or the Academic Lettering process can be directed to Mrs. Carol Toney at 816-321-6302 or 

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