# 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 EOC Tests Students that score proficient or advanced on any DESE-authorized mathematics end-of-course exam that is at a higher level than Algebra I. This will include Geometry and Algebra 2. | ## ACT/Compass Scores
ACT Math Subscore 17 COMPASS Pre-Algebra 43 COMPASS Algebra 1 | ## Final Option after High School Students that do not meet the requirments established by the CBHE by the time they graduate from high school will still have the opportunity to establish their eligibility. Students in this situation can retake either the ACT or COMPASS test after high school graduation. |

## Other EOC Tests

Students that score proficient or advanced on any DESE-authorized mathematics end-of-course exam that is at a higher level than Algebra I. This will include Geometry and Algebra 2.

## Final Option after High School

Students that do not meet the requirments established by the CBHE by the time they graduate from high school will still have the opportunity to establish their eligibility. Students in this situation can retake either the ACT or COMPASS test after high school graduation.

## 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