In order to be eligible for A+ funding a student should enter into a written agreement with the high school during the last three years prior to high school graduation and, to be eligible, must have:
1. Attended a designated A+ school for three years prior to high school graduation.
2. Graduated from high school with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, for the four-year period.
3. Received a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end-of-course exam OR received a qualifying ACT math score combined with a qualifying GPA.
4. Maintained at least a 95% attendance record for the four-year period.
5. Performed 50 hours of unpaid tutoring with other students.
6. Maintained a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.
7. Made a documented, good faith effort to secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require re-payment (filed a FAFSA).
8. Male students must be registered with Selective Service to receive A+ or any other government fincancial aid for college.
The student financial incentive will be available for a period of four years after high school graduation. To maintain eligibility during that time, each participating student must enroll and attend a Missouri public community college or vocational-technical school on a full time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. (Some four-year institutions are starting to offer an incentive to A+ students. Check with the A+ Coordinator if you have a specific four-year school in mind).