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FX: 417.369.2212

A+ Program

Goals of the HHS A+ School Program:

  1. To ensure that all students graduate from high school.
  2. To ensure that all students complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and has identified learning expectations.
  3. To ensure that all students proceed from high school graduation to a college, a post-secondary vocational-technical school or a high wage job with work place skill development opportunities.

Student Benefits:

  • Money for tuition and books to attend a Missouri public community or technical college
  • Opportunity to learn about careers at the place of business as well as in the classroom
  • College credits while still attending high school
  • Tutoring and mentoring experience
  • Career Pathways to help provide a focus and guidance
  • Encouragement to attend school regularly and work hard
  • Experience using computers and other technologies to solve problems

A+ Financial Incentive:

Students graduating from Hurley High School who meet the A+ Schools requirements are eligible to receive financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, general student fees and up to *50% for books (dependent upon annual funding by the state legislature) to attend a two year Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school.

*Funding for books is not available at this time. Students must buy their own books and they will not be reimbursed for this expense.

These requirements are:

  • Enter into an A+ Schools agreement prior to graduation.
  • Attend a designated A+ School for three consecutive years prior to graduation.
  • Graduate with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Maintain at least a 95% high school attendance record.
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring of younger students.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and or alcohol.
  • File the FAFSA (Federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Register for Selective Service if male and 18 years old before graduation.
  • Attend a Missouri public community college or post-secondary vocational or technical school on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Resources

Agreement Form

Attendance Policy

Citizenship Policy

Tutoring Handbook

Tutoring Class Application

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Allison Murphy-Pope, A+ Schools Coordinator/Superintendent
Phone (417) 369-3271
Fax (417) 369-0117
Send questions and comments to: apope@hurley.k12.mo.us

HHS A+ School

The A+ Schools Financial Assistance program is dependent upon continued funding from the State of Missouri and is not the responsibility of the Hurley R-VI School District.


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