A+ Program Information
SSR-7 High School Guidance - A+ Information

What is the A+ Program?

Sweet Springs R-VII graduates meeting the qualifications explained in this A+ Handout, will be eligible to receive paid tuition and general fees, SUBJECT TO LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATION, AS STATE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, to attend any public community college, vocational or technical school in the state of Missouri for a period of two years or six semesters.

To be eligible for assistance you must meet the following requirements:

  • Enter into a written agreement (which can be found here: A+ Agreement Form) with their high school prior to April 15th of the semester of graduation and have attended a designated A+ school for three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation. (Students must have a 1st quarter grade for their Sophomore year to qualify).
  • Have at least a 95% cumulative attendance record over a four-year period.
  • Perform 50 hours of documented, unpaid tutoring over four years (A+ Tutoring Log).
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful possession, use and distribution of drugs and alcohol throughout four years of high school
  • Have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam.
  • Have completed an A+ Participation and Tutoring Agreement with appropriate signatures and filed with the A+ Coordinator.
  • Copy of student's Social Security Number Card on file with the School.
  • Graduate from high school with a four-year cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • Make a good faith effort to first secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment, such as the Pell Grant (complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA).
  • If you meet all of the eligibility requirements except the Algebra I end of course requirement, you may establish eligibility by meeting one of the following:
    • As a high school student you must achieve one of the following combinations of ACT math subscore and high school GPA.
      • ACT Math Score of 17 or greater AND High School GPA of 2.5 or greater.
      • ACT Math Score of 16 AND High School GPA of 2.8 or greater.
      • ACT Math Score of 15 AND High School GPA of 3.0 or greater.

If your child becomes ineligible for attendance or citizenship, you may begin the Appeals Process by completing the document below and submitting it to the A+ Coordinator.