Missouri A+ schools program

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Missouri A+ Schools Program is a legislated, statewide reform effort that offers a framework and incentives for providing quality education for all students in Missouri. [1]


Student financial incentives will be available for a period of four (4) years after high school graduation. [2]

Student eligibility[edit]

Each student must enter into a written agreement with the school prior to high school graduation and:

  • Have attended a designated A+ School for three (3) consecutive years prior to high school graduation;
  • Graduated from high school with an overall grade point average of two and five-tenths (2.5) points or higher on a four (4)-point scale, or graduated from a high school with documented mastery of institutionally identified skills that would equate to a two and five-tenths (2.5) grade point average or higher;
  • Have at least a ninety-five percent (95%) attendance record overall for grades nine through twelve (9-12);
  • Performed fifty (50) hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring for younger students; and
  • Maintained a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol;
  • Score "proficient" or "advanced" on the Algebra I End-of-Course Exam

Ongoing eligibility[edit]

Each participating student must during the four (4)-year period of incentive availability:

  • Have enrolled and attend on a full-time basis a Missouri public community college or vocational or technical school; and
  • Maintain a grade point average of two and five-tenths (2.5) points or higher on a four (4)-point scale;

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Robison, Robert A. (1995). "Missouri's A+ Schools Program: Providing Quality Education For All Students". NASSP Bulletin, by National Association of Secondary School Principals (Thousand Oaks, CA, [etc.]: Sage Publications, [etc.]). Vol. 79 (No. 574): 26–33. doi:10.1177/019263659507957406. 
  2. ^ Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. "A+ Schools Resource Book, DESE 3300-2 Rev 11/07". Retrieved 2007-12-22. [dead link]