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Greenfield High School A+ Program

In an effort to make college or vocational education available to every Missouri high school graduate, the Missouri General Assembly established the A+ Schools Program as part of the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. Greenfield High School became a designated A+ school during the 2011-2012 school year.

Graduates of designated A+ schools who successfully complete the requirements of the A+ Program may be eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of tuition and general fees while attending a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school.

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for A+ scholarship benefits:

Attend an A+ School for three consecutive years (grades 10, 11, 12) prior to graduation

Graduate with an unweighted, unrounded cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Graduate with a minimum cumulative 95% ADA (Average Daily Attendance) record

Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the use of alcohol and unlawful drugs

Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring and mentoring to other students in our district

Apply for non-payback scholarships by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Male students of 18 years of age must register with the selective service

Have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I or II, or Geometry EOC exams, or alternatively achieved a minimum cut score (as determined yearly by the Missouri Department of Higher Education) on the math part of the ACT .

To maintain A+ Program eligibility for tuition financial incentive:

Attend a Missouri community college or post-secondary vocational/technical school on a full-time basis (12 credit hours per semester)

Maintain a GPA or 2.0 or higher for the first semester

Complete the FAFSA each academic year

Enrollment:

A+ enrollment is voluntary. Students may participate in the program by completing an A+ agreement/citizenship form. This form is available in the A+ Coordinator’s office.

Students should begin their participation in the A+ Program at the beginning of their freshmen year. Early enrollment in the program allows the students and parents to receive updated information on the A+ Schools Program from the A+ Coordinator. Parents/families of A+ students will also receive a status report twice a year.

It is recommended that a student enroll in the A+ Program during their freshmen or sophomore year. A student can enroll at any time, as long as the student realizes that he/she must have sufficient time to complete the eligibility requirements, specifically the completion of 50 hours of tutoring/ mentoring activities during his/her junior and senior years.

Citizenship Policy:

Participation in the A+ Schools Program is both an honor and a privilege. Good citizenship is a measure of the quality of a student’s conduct both in school and away from school. All of the A+ program’s eligibility factors are indicators of good citizenship. A+ Program participants are expected to exhibit standards of behavior that will bring credit to themselves, the A+ Schools Program, our school, and the community.

To qualify for the A+ financial incentive, a student’s behavior will be in compliance with the Board of Education policies, the guidelines in the student hand book , the A+ Program guidelines, the Safe Schools Act, and the state and local regulations and law.

To enroll in the Greenfield A+ Program or for more information contact Ms. Kelly Kramer, A+ Program Coordinator, during school hours at 417-637-5323 ext. 315.