• Capital City A+ Program

    What is the A+ 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 dropout rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better career pathways to students. Students that complete the A+ Program are eligible for free tuition to a participating Missouri community college or postsecondary career/technical schools.

    Who is the A+ Program for?

    Anyone!  Regardless of the post-highschool goal, the A+ Program can help.  Even if the goal is a 4 year University, credits earned at a community college can transfer for a huge overall savings in tuition.

    What are the requirements?

    • Have a signed A+ participant agreement on file at the student's high school. 
    • Attend an A+ designated high school for three years prior to graduation.
    • Graduate with an unweighted, unrounded cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Students must have scored Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I End of Course (EOC) Exam or a qualifying Math ACT score based on GPA.  
    • Maintain at least a 95% cumulative attendance record in grades 9 - 12.
    • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring to other students in our district.
    • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the use of alcohol and unlawful drugs 
    • Make a documented good faith effort to apply for non-payback financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Register for Selective Service if applicable.