Education in the Ava Area

Ava Public Schools offer a comprehensive program serving children grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Located near the center of Douglas County, Ava has the only public high school in the county. The 120 member certified staff serves approximately 1,650 children. The Ava school system is rated triple A by the state.

Ava Elementary School emphasizes the basic subjects of reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Library, art, music and physical education are a regular part of the curriculum and are offered to each child on a weekly basis. (417) 683-5450

Special programs serve students with unique needs and abilities. Special education classes mainstream children as much as possible and are available K-12.

The Middle School has a state of the art computer lab for 7th and 8th grade students. The lab has 30 IBM compatible computers networked via a file server with the high school lab. It also has an Apple computer lab for 5th and 6th grade students. (417) 683-3835

High School students have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of classes. An emphasis is placed on the core curriculum with over 100 units offered at the high school which include many vocational classes as well as college prep courses. Students are encouraged to be involved in extracurricular activities as well to provide a well-rounded school experience. (417) 683-5747 {administration (417) 683-4717}

There are two rural elementary schools, Plainview and Skyline.

Ava has an Alternative School for “at risk” students. School administrators believe the Alternative School is a direct link to the school’s dropout rate of under 5 percent for two of the past three years. Ava Alternative School: (417) 683-5198.

Ava Victory Academy is an interdenominational nursery through12th grade school accredited by the National Association of Private Schools and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International.  The academy provides college preparatory studies through the ABeka curriculum, with low student to teacher ratios, in a Christian environment that encourages personal faith, learning, and Christian service.  Co-curricular classes are offered in art, library, physical education, foreign language, and business, as well as extra curricular activities such as field trips, retreats, clubs, academic competitions, community and cross cultural missions, Crusader basketball, volleyball, and soccer.  Ava Victory Academy students produce Standford and ACT scores that exceed the national average, and are not required to take a GED test, as their diplomas have been widely accepted by many reputable colleges and universities.

Drury University Ava campus serves students living throughout Douglas, Ozark, Wright, and other surrounding counties. On the average, over 400 students a year are working toward a variety of undergraduate degrees, through a combination of evening and online classes. The Drury staff at the Ava office offer academic advisory, financial aid assistance, and career counseling.

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