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Guidance and Counseling Center
Mrs. Kaitlyn Vandivert
(660)872-6813 ext. 242

A+ School Program

This program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. 

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the financial incentives of the A+ Schools Program, a student must have:

  • Completed and signed an A+ Schools Program Agreement and turned it into the A+ Coordinator.

  • Attended an A+ designated school for any 2 years of the 4 years prior to high school graduation.

  • Graduated with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Graduated with at least a 95% overall attendance record for a four‐year period.

  • Maintained a record of good citizenship; and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol or acts of violence.

  • Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing prior to graduation.

  • Have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I (or another higher level math) state end of course exam.


Student Benefits

The A+ Program may provide these educational incentives subject to state funding approval.

  • Tuition, general fees* subject to legislative appropriation paid for by the state to any of Missouri’s public community colleges or public career or technical schools.

  • **Incentives will be made available after the student has made a good faith effort to first secure all available federal post‐secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment. Parents must complete and send in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Parental income is NOT a criterion for A+ student incentive reimbursement. Failure to complete the FAFSA will result in denial of A+ benefits.

  • Students may receive this incentive for a maximum of six semesters, must be enrolled as a FULL‐TIME student, and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the institution. Students are eligible to use the incentive for UP TO FOUR years after high school graduation.


*Fees are limited to general fees all students are required to pay.


**Funds become available semester following the student’s graduation.

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