Excellence in Academics

  • The Excellence in Academics program annually recognizes students who complete the school year in the top 15% of their class at Harrisonville High School.

    Click here to donate to the 2023 Senior Excellence in Academics Ceremony

    Seniors completing the year in the top 15% of the class are recognized at the Senior Excellence in Academics Ceremony on their final day of class at Harrisonville High School. The all-school assembly begins at 8 a.m.

    Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who complete the year in the top 15% of their class are honored at an assembly during the first week of school in August.

    Encouraging Excellence in Academics
    Seniors who earn the Excellence in Academics recognition all four years at Harrisonville High School receive a $500 scholarship from the Foundation.  

    Bill F. Mills Leaving A Legacy Grant
    in 2020, the Foundation established the Bill F. Mills Leaving A Legacy Grant program. Each four-year Excellence in Academics recipient has the opportunity to choose a school-sponsored program, department or extracurricular activity to receive a $250 mini grant from the Foundation. The program creates an opportunity for four-year Excellence in Academics recipients to pay it forward within the school district.

    Leaving a Legacy aligns with the Foundation’s goal to enhance, supplement, support and expand student- and school-based learning activities and initiatives. The Foundation created this initiative in honor of Mr. Mills because of his desire to invest in Harrisonville Schools programs and activities that benefit students throughout the district and to provide a small thank you for all he’s given to the Foundation over the years.

    Mr. Mills served on the Foundation board for more than 25 years and retired from the board last June. He is a past president and a Founding Donor at the Platinum Level. He is a 1972 graduate of Harrisonville High School and a 2014 inductee into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame.

    To read a list of grant recipients, click here.

    Supporting Excellence in Academics
    • $100 Subscriber – Recognized in program, at ceremonies, and in newspaper; Invitation to both events; Subscriber perpetual plaque or year plate for plaque

    • $500 Scholarship Subscriber – Same as Subscriber and in addition, the opportunity to personally congratulate senior Excellence in Academics recipients

    • $1,000 Corporate Subscriber – Same as Subscriber and in addition, on-stage recognition at both events

    Donate to the Excellence in Academis program now by clicking here

    Donations should be sent to the Harrisonville Public School Foundation, 503 S. Lexington, Harrisonville, MO 64701. If you have any questions, please contact Foundation Executive Director Jill Filer at 380-2727, ext. 1224 or jill.filer@harrisonvilleschools.org