Missouri A+ Schools Program

Savannah A+ Program


What is the A+ Program?


Savannah School District participates in the A+ Program which provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates who attend a participating Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. Savannah is proud to be able to offer this program to our students.


Benefits of the A+ Program


Assuming state funds are available, students will receive reimbursement for the unpaid balance of the cost of tuition to attend a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school, after federal post-secondary financial assistance funds have been applied. Funds to pay these tuition incentives will be paid by the State of Missouri, not the Savannah School District, PROVIDED state funds are appropriated by the Missouri General Assembly. By successfully completing the requirements and graduate with A+ certification,  the tuition incentives may be available to for a period of four (4) years after high school graduation.


Eligible A+ Community Colleges and Vocational Technical Schools

Arcadia Valley Career Technical Ctr Boonslick Technical Educ. Center Brookfield Area Career Center Cape Girardeau Car & Tech Center Car. & Tech. Center At Ft. Osage Carrollton Area Career Center Carthage Technical Center Cass Career Center Clinton Technical Sch. Columbia Area Career Center Crowder College Current River Career Center Dallas County Career Center Davis H. Hart Career Center East Central College Eldon Career Center Excelsior Springs Career Center Four Rivers Career Center Franklin Technology Center Gibson Technical Center Grand River Technical Sch. Hannibal Career & Tech. Center Herndon Career Center Hillyard Technical Center JeffersonCollege Kennett Career & Tech. Center Kirksville Area Tech. Center Lake Career & Technical Center Lamar Area Voc.-Tech. Sch. Lebanon Tech. & Career Center Lewis & Clark Career Center Lex La-Ray Technical Center Macon Area Voc. Sch. Metropolitan Community College Mineral Area College Missouri State University - West Plains Moberly Area Community College Moberly Area Technical Center Nevada Regional Tech.-Ctr. New Madrid R-I Tech Skills Ctr Nichols Career Center North Central Career Center North Central Missouri College North Technical Eligible A+ Community Colleges and Vocational Technical Schools Northland Career Center

Northwest Technical Sch. Ozark Mountain Technical Center Ozarks Technical Community College Pemiscot Co Career & Tech Ctr Perryville Area Car & Tech Ctr Pike/Lincoln Technical Center Poplar Bluff Tech. Career Center Ranken Technical College Rolla Technical Inst. Saline Co. Career Center Sikeston Career & Tech. Center South Central Career Center South Technical Southwest Area Career Center St. Charles Community College St. Louis Community College State Fair Community College State Technical College of Missouri Three Rivers Community College Unitec Career Center Warrensburg Area Career Center Waynesville Technical Academy



Four-year institutions are not eligible institutions under A+ Program guidelines, though some may offer a scholarship for eligible students.  These institutions may have additional requirements.  Please check the individual university’s websites for more information.  


4-year Universities that offer A+ Scholarships/Incentives. This may vary so please check the college website for the most up to date information.



Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enter into a written agreement with your high school stating your intent to participate in the A+ program. See attached agreement.

  • Attend an A+ designated high school for three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation.

  • Graduate with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

  • Have at least 95% attendance overall for grades 9-12.

  • Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring of which 25% may include job shadowing.

  • Maintain a record of good citizenship, free of the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.

  • Achieve a score of Proficient or Advanced on the official Algebra I end-of-course exam, or attain a qualifying score on an approved standardized test.

           Register for Selective Service, if applicable

  • Make a good faith effort to first secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment (FAFSA)

  • 2018 High School seniors - If you meet all of the eligibility requirements except the end of course exam requirement, you may establish eligibility by achieving a combined ACT math subscore and high school GPA in accordance with the following scale. You may achieve the qualifying score as a high school or postsecondary student. If you achieve the score as a postsecondary student you may be eligible for an award in the same term that you take the test.

              ACT Math Score                                                               High School GPA

                 17 or greater

and

2.5 or greater

16

and

2.8 or greater

15

and

3.0 or greater






Students must complete 50 hours of approved academic tutoring prior to graduation.  All tutoring must be done on the Savannah R-III District premises under the supervision of a classroom teacher or other certified personnel.  All tutoring activities must receive prior approval by A+ Coordinator.


Tutoring/Mentoring Opportunities:

  • Peer tutoring

  • After School Care at any Savannah Elementary

  • Classroom tutoring

  • Assisting with Savannah Sports Clinics of younger students

  • Assisting with Elementary Summer School

  • Share Aide

  • High School Students as Elementary Peer Mentors (HiSTEP)

  • See A+ Coordinator and watch announcements for more opportunities


Please contact the Savannah A+ Coordinator for more information or questions you have concerning the A+ Program.


Karen R. Ross

A+ Coordinator

Savannah High School

kross@savannahr3.com

816-324-3128