Student Eligibility Requirements
All eligible students at Nixa High School, regardless of income, who meet all of the criteria listed below, have the opportunity to recieve funding for the unpaid balance of the cost of tuition and general fees, subject to legislative appropriation, for a period of 48 months after high school graduation, to any Missouri public community college, vocational or technical school after federal post-secondary financial assistance funds have been applied. This is contingent upon the student meeting ALL of the following requirements:
1.) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
2.) Enter into a written agreement with Nixa High School prior to graduation
3.) Attend Nixa High School and/or another A+ designated high school for at least 2 years prior to graduation
4.) Graduate from high school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
5.) Have at least a 95% average attendance record during high school for grades 9-12
6.) Perform 50 hours of unpaid school-based tutoring or mentoring for other students (a job shadowing component can be allowed which contributes up to 25% to the completion of the 50 hours of tutoring)
7.) Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol while in grades 9-12 (see citizenship policy)
8.) Achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end-of-course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics. Eligibility may also be established by achieving a qualifying score on the mathematics portion of the ACT
9.) Secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment
10.) Male students over the age of 18 are required to register for selective service
The A+ Scholarship may be available for a period of up to 48 months after high school graduation for qualifying student and covers the cost of tuition and general fees, until the receipt of an associate's degree or completion of 105% of the required hours for the student's program of study.
To maintain eligibility while attending a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.