The A+ Schools Program provides students who have attended an A+ designated high school and met A+ eligibility requirements with a scholarship covering tuition at a public, two-year community college or vocational school in the state of Missouri. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education established the A+ Schools program in 1993. The key goal of the A+ Schools program is to assure that all students, when they graduate, are well prepared to pursue advanced education, employment or both. Once a high school is designated as an A+ institution, then students who have completed the eligibility requirements may attend any Missouri community college or state technical school and receive FREE tuition.
A+ Requirements during High School:
- Enter into a written agreement with your high school during the last three years prior to high school graduation.
- Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid unlawful use of drugs;
- Have at least a 95% attendance record;
- Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring for younger students;
- Graduate from high school with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale;
- Beginning with 2015 High School Graduates, meet the A+ College Preparedness Math Criterion
Eligible A+ High School Graduates must complete these College Level A+ Requirements:
- File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) annually;
- Complete an application for admission and submit the $25 application fee;
- Submit a Final High School Transcript with the official A+ Seal;
- Submit any additional FAFSA Verification documents as requested by the college;
- Read, sign, and submit the A+ Contract, which is located on the A+ Forms webpage