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     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 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. 
    A+ Questions can be directed to:

                Mr. Jeff Thorne                    Ms. Amy Stendal                       Mr. David Jones
                A+ Coordinator                      A+ Secretary                        SAMS Coordinator
                 636-443-4106                       636-443-4198                            636-443-4143