PLEASANT HOPE HIGH SCHOOL

A+ PROGRAM

A+ Program Description

The District is a proud participant of the Missouri A+ Program.  As a designated school, the District graduates are eligible for the A+ designation, which qualifies them to receive A+ monies from the state to be used for tuition to any public community college or public vocational technical school in Missouri.  Several four-year colleges and universities accept A+ credentials and funding as well.  Some private, career/technical schools are also A+ eligible.  In addition, more four- year institutions are offering incentives for students who meet the A+ criteria. 

 A+ Program Requirements

To participate in the A+ program, a student must meet all requirements.  The  student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have attended an A+ designated high school for two (2) consecutive years prior to graduation.  The student must graduate with a non-weighted, non-cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and have maintained at least a 95% attendance record in grades 9-12.  In addition, the student must have performed 50 hours of unpaid mentoring and/or tutoring at a District school under District supervision coordinated through the A+ office.  Up to 25% (12.5 hours) may include job shadowing prior to graduation.  Good citizenship and the avoidance of unlawful use of alcohol and drugs is required.  A score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course mathematics exam must be achieved.  Finally, the student must apply for non-payback scholarships by completing a FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) form. 

More information about the A+ program may be accessed through on the District website https://phhscounselingcenter.weebly.com/a.html, or the high school counselor, and/or the District A+ Coordinator, Mr. Chris Lankford, clankford@phr6.org, (417) 267-2271, ext. 2302.