A Plus Program

About the A+ Program

The A+ Program allows students to get 2 FREE years of community college/technical school in Missouri or a scholarship at some select universities!

Even if you do not believe you will go to a community college/technical school or any of the universities that accept it for a scholarship, the A+ program looks really good on resumes and other scholarship applications!

If you are interested! Visit Mr. Amaya (A+ Coordinator) in Student Services!

Contact Info:

Cole Amaya




  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation.
  • Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 consecutive years immediately prior to graduation
  • Graduate with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12.
  • Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Beginning with the high school senior class of 2015, have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics: 
    • ACT Math Subscore: 17
    • COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 43
    • COMPASS Algebra: 1
  • Must complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Read more here!

Requirements for Renewal
  • Continue to meet the eligibility requirements for initial students.
  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by your school.4
  • Make a good faith effort to secure all available federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)each academic year.  If you are attending a school that does not participate in Title IV programs you must complete theFAFSA4caster, which is a tool for estimating your level of need for federal financial aid. 
4 Year Institutions that take A+

Avila University

$500/per year

Fontbonne University

$1,000/per year

Hannibal-LaGrange University

$3,000/per year

Missouri Southern State University

$1,000/per year

Missouri Western State University

$1,500/per year (must have 3.0 GPA)

Northwest Missouri State

$1,500/2 years

Park University

$3,000/per year

Truman State University

$500/per year

University of Missouri-Kansas City

$1,500/per year (must have 3.0 GPA)

Webster University

$1,000/per year

Wentworth Military Academy

$3,500/per year

William Woods University

$1,000/per year

***There may be other requirements or forms that you must complete in order to obtain these scholarships. Check with your college's financial aid website for more information!


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