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A+ Schools Program

Goals of the Missouri A+ Schools Program are for all students to:
1. Graduate from high school;
2. Complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging, for which there are identified learning expectations;
3. Proceed from high school graduation to a college, or post-secondary vocational or technical school, or high wage job with workplace skill development opportunities.

Caruthersville High School A+ Criteria:
1. Enter into a written agreement with CHS prior to graduation.
2. Attend a designated A+ high school for three [2] consecutive years prior to graduation.
3. Graduate with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher, based on a 4.0 pt. scale.
4. Maintain overall 95% attendance record for grades 9 – 12.
5. Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring, or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing.
6. Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and alcohol.
7. Make a good faith effort to secure all available Federal Financial Aid that does not require repayment using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA].
8. Register under the Military Selective Service, if applicable.
9. Beginning with the high school senior class of 2015, students must have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam, or a higher level Department of    Elementary and Secondary Education [DESE] approved end of course exam in the field of mathematics.¹ If students meet all of the eligibility requirements except the End of Course [EOC] exam   requirement, students may establish eligibility by achieving a qualifying score on the mathematics component of the ACT test. Students may achieve the qualifying score as a high school or post secondary student. If the score is achieved at the post secondary level, students may be eligible for an award in the same term that the test is taken. The Missouri Department of High Education [MDHE] will announce the qualifying ACT scores annually. If a high school graduate does not meet the requirements for mathematics, eligibility may be regained by regained by completing the first semester at a participating institution with a minimum of 12 hours and a 2.5 grade point average.


Funding is dependent upon the Missouri State Legislative budget process. Student financial incentives will be available for a period of 48 months from date of high school graduation as documented on student’s high school transcript.

The Caruthersville School District #18 has implemented and annually reviews and updates the district-wide performance standards that reflect the needs of the students and community. These performance standards are published under the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. These standards provide an annual mechanism for the faculty, school administration, Caruthersville
Board of Education and community residents to determine how well students are demonstrating measurable proficiency in the knowledge, skills and content expressed in the subject-level performance learner outcomes. Information relating to the Caruthersville School District #18 performance, with regard to the Missouri A+ Program, is posted on the Caruthersville School District #18 Website, www.cps18.org. Missouri A+ School Program documentation is also on file, and available, through the Caruthersville High School A+ Coordinator’s office. For additional information about the Missouri A+ Program, contact CHS [573] 333-6110; or the Missouri Department of Higher Education Website, https://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php

A+ Documents:

CHS A+ Written Agreement

CHS A+ Citizenship Letter

CHS A + Tutoring Log

A+ Information:

Caruthersville High School Partnership Plan
CHS A + Evaluation and Procedure Revision
CHS A+ Advisory Members - Currently Being Revised
CHS A+ Business, Community Partnerships: page 1 | page 2 | page 3

The following link will direct you to additional information about the A+ Program:
Missouri Department of Higher Education

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