The Missouri Option Program permits Farmington R7 students who are at least 17 years of age and at risk of dropping out or not graduating with their cohort group the opportunity to earn a standard high school diploma. Students can graduate through the program based on competencies rather than credits. The program utilizes a high school equivalency exam (HISET test) as content mastery for graduation purposes. The exam sanctioned by the state for the Missouri Option program is the HiSET® test. Missouri Option students successfully passing the exam and completing all other program requirements can receive a high school diploma. The program serves 30 students. The students meet the requirement of 15 in-class hours at the center with additional time spent outside of class to meet requirements.