Reeds Spring A+ Program
The A+ class is a course students take during their junior or senior year to help meet the tutoring requirement of the A+ Program. Students will meet with the A+ teacher at the beginning of the semester to learn the requirements and processes of A+ and to fill out paperwork pertaining to the A+ program and class. The A+ teacher will then begin the process of placing A+ students in classes where they can tutor/mentor students.
-A+ Program Goals:
· Ensure that all students graduate from high school
· Ensure that all students complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and has identified learner expectations
· Ensure that all students proceed from high school graduation to a college, post-secondary vocational/technical school, or a high wage job with workplace development opportunities
-Students will be eligible for state financial reimbursement if they meet the following requirements:
· Attend an A+ school for 3 years prior to graduation
· Have a signed A+ agreement on file
· Graduate with a 95% cumulative attendance
· Graduate with a 2.5 cumulative non-weighted GPA
· Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring/mentoring
· Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs/alcohol
· Score advanced or proficient on the Algebra I EOC
· Make a good faith effort to secure financial aid by completing the FAFSA
-A+ graduates will be eligible for the following:
· Six semesters of tuition and common student fees at any participating Missouri vocational-technical school, junior college, or community college
· A+ does not pay for books, supplies, drop fees, lab fees, online course fees, etc.
· Requires that Federal Pell Grant funds be applied first. If costs remain after grants have been applied, A+ will cover the rest of tuition and student fees.
*(all funding is based upon availability of state funds and can be affected by state budget decisions.
-A+ eligibility timeline:
· A+ expires 48 months after high school graduation, (or) with the receipt of an associate’s degree, (or) when a student completes 105% of the required credits for his/her degree program.
View the A+ information on the Missouri Department of Higher Education webpage: https://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php