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A+ Program

Making a Difference One Student at at Time

Joplin High School is proud to be a designated A+ School! Students who graduate from a Missouri A+ School may qualify to receive financial assistance for tuition and fees to attend Missouri community colleges or vocational-technical schools. A+ students may also apply to receive A+ scholarships from various Missouri 4-year colleges.

Joplin High School students are eligible for these incentives if they meet the following requirements:

  • Attend a designated A+ School for three consecutive years prior to graduation
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale at graduation
  • Score proficient or advanced on the Algebra I EOC exam (beginning with the class of 2015)
  • Have at least 95% attendance (less than 35 days missed in 4 years of attendance)
  • Perform 50 hours unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% (12 hours) may include job shadowing
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol
  • 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

The A+ program may provide these educational incentives provided state funds are appropriated by the legislature and is subject to state funding approval.

More information can be found in the A+ Manual below, or by contacting A+ Coordinator Kellie Bowman at 417-625-5230, ext 3011.

View the A+ Manual

A letter "A" wearing a graduation cap next to a yellow "plus" sign designating the A+ program