A+ Program at Hickman High School -
Coordinator: Laurie Hoff - website and announcements
A+ Secretary: Terry Hargrove
PHONE: 214 - 3028 FAX: 214 3057
Eligible 2-year Colleges
Eligible Vocational/Technical Schools
Private Technical Schools
Selective Service Registration
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Occupational Outlook From U.S. Department of Labor
Students who graduate from a designated A+ School will qualify for state-paid tuition and books to attend any public community college or technical school in the state. To qualify, students must:
- Complete a written A+ Schools Agreement
- Attend a designated A+ high school for three consecutive years prior to graduation.
- Earn a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in grades 9-12 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Maintain a 95 percent attendance record in grades 9-12
- Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring
- Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the use of alcohol and other unlawful drugs
- Attend a Missouri community college or post-secondary vocational/technical school on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Produce evidence that they have submitted a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) form (second semester of their senior year)
- Have registered for Selective Service (male U.S. citizen over age 18).
A+ Schools believes that all students should:
- Graduate from high school.
- Complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and has identified learning expectations.
- Proceed from high school graduation to college or a postsecondary vocational/ technical school or a high-wage job with skill development opportunities.
Students planning to attend a four-year college or university will benefit from the A+ Schools program through:
- Graduates will be eligible for tuition, books and fees to any Missouri public community college or vocational/ technical school
- Greater involvement of the business community through internships, job shadowing, and classroom presentations.
- Increased career path direction. Career and life planning will be enhanced through the development of four-year plans.
- Integration of technology into the curricula. Teachers and students will benefit from increased access to technology.
- Introduction of career-related activities into the curricula of all classes.
- Recent studies indicate that now, over 64% of all jobs require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree
- Even for students who choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree, beginning at a community college can provide an academic and financial head start
- Some 4-year colleges now offer their own scholarships for A+ students
- Local 4-year schools include:
- Truman State University
- Columbia College (junior and senior year)
- William Woods University
- Northwest Missouri State University
- Encourage your child to think about careers and his/her future plans.
- Enroll in the A+ Program ~Encourage children to set goals.
- Realize that there are consequences for the choices that students make (good or bad).
- Look at 2-year school opportunities or 4-year colleges that offer A+ Scholarships