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    Welcome to the A+ Schools Scholarship Program.  

    The A+ Schools program was established as part of the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1993 in order to provide incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their drop out rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better career pathways for students. 


    • Sign an A+ Schools Agreement form any time before your senior year         

    • Earn a Minimum 2.5 GPA by the end of Senior Year – NO rounding allowed

    • Must have a 95% attendance rate by end of Senior Year – ALL absences, even medically excused, count toward A+ attendance requirement - ONLY school activities are exempt  An appeals process is in place for chronic physician documented illnesses, such as migraines, depression, etc. 

    • Good Citizenship throughout ALL four years of high school – Behaviors resulting in OSS/SSC at any time in the four years of high school will cause a student to be ineligible, including the use of drugs and alcohol (both on and off campus)

    • Must score Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I EOC exam OR earn a qualifying score on the Math portion of the ACT (Currently set at 17)

    • Must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

    • 50 hours of unpaid tutoring – which can be completed as a class during your senior year of high school

    • Must have attended a Missouri A+ designated school for 2 years prior to graduation 

    • Must graduate from a Missouri A+ designated high school

    • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or lawfully present in the U.S.



    • A+ Scholarship program is designed to help students pay for the cost of tuition and fees at Missouri two-year Community Colleges or Vocational-Technical Schools – This scholarship is applied after all other Federal grants and scholarships. (A+ is a gap filler scholarship) 

    • Students have four years from the date of graduation to use the A+ Scholarship

    • Some Missouri four-year universities offer a scholarship to students who qualify for A+ - this is subject to change annually.

    See Missouri Department of Higher Education A+ website for specific details on how the A+ Scholarship Program works along with a current list of community colleges and technical schools participating in the A+ Program.  Link is below.

    For more information or specific questions concerning this program please contact:           

    Dr. Marcia Sankey - marcia.sankey@jcschools.us    or   (573)659-3050 - Jefferson City High School A+ Coordinator


    Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development: https://dhewd.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php

    Or contact one of the Mo Dept. of Higher Education Financial Aid Specialists: 

    Connie Bestgen (573)751-1777, connie.bestgen@dhewd.mo.gov

    Amy Haller (573)526-7958, amy.haller@dhewd.mo.gov

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