A+ Update

Information regarding the Algebra 1 Component

Algebra 1 EOC Requirement

As part of its initial policies for the administration of the A+ Scholarship program, the Missouri Department of Higher Education required students, beginning with the 2015 high school seniors, to score proficient or advanced on the Algebra I high school end-of-course exam in order to be eligible for the scholarship.


The intent of the end-of-course exam requirement is that students demonstrate mastery of Algebra I skills and knowledge as an indicator of college preparedness. The college preparedness criterion of the A+ scholarship can be met in multiple ways. Students must meet only one of the following options to establish eligibility.


Other Requirements Needed to Complete the A+ Program

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation.
  • Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 consecutive years immediately prior to graduation.1
  • Graduate with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12.
  • Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.


Harrisonville High School

Contact Mr. Farnsworth for information regarding the A+ program. Information can also be found at Missouri Department of Higher Education website. http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php