Consider A+...

The A+ student

  • Attends an A+ School for two years prior to graduation.
  • Graduates from an A+ school with an un-weighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Maintains a 95% attendance record in Grades 9-12.
  • Performs 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring for other students in our district.
  • Maintains a record of good citizenship and avoids the use of alcohol and unlawful drugs.
  • Scores Proficient or Advanced on the state level Algebra I EOC Exam or at least 17 on the math portion of the ACT Exam.


  • Simply complete and sign the A+ Application and Tutoring Guidelines per instructions, view the training video and pass the test with a score of at least 80%, and explore assignment opportunities with the A+ Office.
  • It is recommended that students sign up even if they are planning to go to a four-year college or not going to college. A+ is an opportunity for students to access after high school. It does not obligate them to use the A+ tuition reimbursement.


  • A student graduating with A+ status is eligible for two years of tuition reimbursement to attend any public Missouri community college or vocational/technical school as a full-time student. Tuition reimbursement covers tuition and most fees (subject to state funding approval).
  • An A+ student may be eligible for scholarships from four-year colleges and universities.
  • The tuition reimbursement benefit is available to the A+ student up to four years after high school graduation.
  • Students graduating from a two-year school may be eligible for transfer scholarships to a four-year college or university.
Kara Farren / A+ Coordinator / 816.986.2035 /
Glenn Baron / A+ Office Assistant / 816.986.2034 /

Getting Started

  • Download ALL four(4) parts of the A+ application: Agreement(2-sided), Parent Permission, Tutoring/Mentoring Application, and Tutoring Guidelines(2-sided). These are fillable PDFs, so you don’t need to print them. Find them in your DOWNLOADS folder.
  • Complete, sign, and save all downloaded application forms. Note: Parent Electronic Signatures are required on three(3) of the forms. Attach them to a new email and return them to Mr. Baron in the A+ Office at
  • Email the Teacher Recommendation to two(2) teachers of your choice. They will complete them and submit them to the A+ Office.
  • Once all your paperwork is returned, the A+ Office will email links for the A+ Training Video and Training Exit Test to you. Please watch the entire video and then take the test.
  • Once you complete and submit the test, and the results are processed with a score of at least 80%, you will be contacted by the A+ Office to arrange your assignment.



Tutoring Locations
2-Year Schools
4-Year Schools


The A+ Training Video and Exit Test will be released to you upon submission of the completed A+ Schools Program Application.

Missouri Department of Higher Education (A+ Updates) /
ACT Testing

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