A+ Schools Program
A Brief Explanation
What is A+?
It is a program that is available to FHS graduates because FHS is an “A+ School.”
- A+ is money from the Missouri government; the money comes from Missouri taxes.
- A+ pays for tuition (what you have to pay to attend a school).
- A+ pays for fees (like computer fees, health fees, recreation fees, charged by the school).
A+ does not pay for transportation, room and board, supplies, and optional books or program-related fees, such as tools.
What type of Schools will A+ pay for me to attend?
Located in Missouri;
- Public (funded with Missouri tax money);
- 2-year community colleges, technical colleges, or vocational/technical schools.
A+ does not pay for 4-year school or schools out of state or private schools. However, many 4 year schools offer a scholarship for completeing the A+ requirements.
How do I get the money? *
You do not have to have financial need (anyone can qualify).
- You do not have to earn A+ grades.
- You do not have to compete with anyone.
Basically, you just have to:
- Get an average of C+’s when all your semester grades are averaged together. (2.5 GPA);
- Have an attendance rate of 95%;
- Attend an A+ school for your last three years before graduation;
- Stay out of trouble;
- Do 50 hours of tutoring;
- Beginning with the class of 2015, students must score proficient or advanced on the Algebra I End of Course Exam ( this requirement may be waived after completing one semester of post-secondary education with a 2.5 GPA or better)*.
*Please ask for a complete explanation from the A+ Schools Program Coordinator or refer to the MDHE website.
Laurey Lehman, Program Coordinator