The A+ Schools Program is a State of Missouri program that allows students (that meet the specified criteria) to earn TWO free years at a Missouri Community College or Public Tech School.
The scholarship will cover tuition only and students must maintain a 2.5 GPA while enrolled at the community college or technical school to receive the financial benefit.
A+ DOES NOT cover tuition at ANY 4 year colleges or universities. However, some 4 year institutions offer their own PRIVATE scholarships to students that are A+ eligible upon graduation. Look for the list of schools under 4 Year University Scholarships.
Note: Tuition reimbursement is contingent upon the availability of state funds each school year. All individuals required to register for Selective Service must do so to be eligible for state-supported scholarships and financial assistance. Students must file the FAFSA of senior year in order to be eligible for A+ funding. Funding is not the responsibility of the St. Charles School District
The A+ Schools Program is under the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE). dhe.mo.gov
To qualify, the student must meet the following criteria by graduation day.
Enter into a written agreement with St. Charles High School before September 30th of your senior year and have attended an A+ school for two years prior to graduation.
Graduate from high school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
Maintain a 95% attendance record over 4 years of high school.
Achieve a score of Advanced or Proficient on the Algebra 1 End of Course Exam or achieve a qualifying score* for the ACT math sub-test. *The Missouri Department of Higher Education will release qualifying scores annually.
Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring of students through Students as Mentors (SAMS) .
Maintain a record of good citizenship (no more then 3 major disciplines) and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
Complete the FAFSA during your senior year of high school.
A+ Questions can be directed to:
Mr. Jack Williamson, A+ Coordinator
Erica Gramann, A+ Secretary