The following change has been made to the state A+ eligibility criteria:
"Students must attend a designated A+ high school for 2 years prior to graduation"
***This change was made AFTER the beginning of this school year but applies to the graduating seniors of 2020. If you are interested in completing the A+ Scholarship Program but did not think you qualified, please contact the A+ Office as soon as possible! (724-3524/JoLynne Reppond)
Here is the narrative from the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development:
"2020 seniors who attended an A+ designated high school for any 2 years of the 4 years prior to high school graduation have met this requirement. 2018 and 2019 seniors who attended an A+ designated high school for any three of the four years prior to high school graduation have met this requirement. Students graduating in or before 2017 must have attended an A+ designated high school for the three years immediately prior to graduation. In addition, regardless of your graduation year, if one of your parents is a member of the military on active duty or has retired from the military and relocated to Missouri within one year of their retirement, you are exempt from this requirement. However, you must attend an A+ designated high school in the school year immediately preceding graduation and meet all of the other high school eligibility requirements".
The MDHE Website: MDHE A+ Scholarship
A+ Agreement Forms can be turned in to the A+ Office at any time! There is no deadline as long as we have the agreement on file prior to graduation! Freshman who have not turned in a form, or need a form, may stop by the A+ Office to take care of that.