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 DistrictThe A+ Schools Program is under the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE). dhe.mo.gov
A+ Questions can be directed to:Mr. Jeff Thorne Ms. Amy Stendal Mr. David JonesA+ Coordinator A+ Secretary SAMS Coordinator636-443-4106 636-443-4198 636-443-4143
- Enter into a written agreement with St. Charles High School before September 30th of your senior year and have attended an A+ school for at least three consecutive years.
- 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.