What does the A+ Program mean for the student?
Opportunities to plan ahead for life following high school graduation
® Money to attend a participating Missouri public community college, technical or vocational school for two years
® Scholarship opportunities at some participating four-year colleges
® Insurance for the future - A+ status and benefits remain valid for four years after graduation
® Opportunities to explore Career Path interests
® Tutoring/mentoring opportunities
® Good grade and attendance incentives
® You donít have to be at the top of your class to qualify for A+ program benefits and the financial incentives to attend a two year technical or community college after graduation.†
® Many qualifying students use the A+ funding to jumpstart their education, then transfer to a four year college or university with junior level status.
® A+ graduates are eligible to receive state funds for up to six semesters.† A student has a maximum of four calendar years from the date of graduation to access A+ funding.
What steps do I take to participate† in the† A+ program?
1. Complete and return an A+ Agreement to the A+ office, A+ coordinator or the counselor (agreement is included in the Career Planner, the A+ Handbook, page 7 on this site and is available from the A+ coordinator).
2. Keep a copy of the A+ Handbook for policies including citizenship and attendance requirements.
3. Talk to the† A+ coordinator about opportunities to complete the tutoring requirement.†
4. Be conscientious to maintain† good attendance, grades, and citizenship beginning with the† 9th grade year.