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A+ Program Information

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In an effort to make college or vocational education available to every Missouri high school graduate, the Missouri General Assembly established the A+ schools program as a part of the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993.

Graduates of designated A+ schools who successfully complete the requirements of the program may be eligible to receive two years of free tuition (up to $149/credit hour) to a designated public community college, vocational or technical institution in Missouri. All funds are subject to Missouri General Assembly allocating monies for the A+ Program. 

Program Requirements:

  • Attend an A+ designated school for three years (grades 10, 11, 12) prior to graduation
  • Graduate with an unweighted, unrounded cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Graduate with a minimum 95% ADA (Average Daily Attendance) record (over 8 semesters)
  • Score Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I EOC (Class of 2015 and beyond)
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring to other students in the district
  • Model good citizenship at school and in the community
  • Avoid the use of illegal drugs and alcohol
  • Register with the selective service, if required by law
  • Apply for non-payback scholarships by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Below are some informational resources regarding the A+ program at Odessa High School.  If you have any questions regarding the program please contact:  

Ashley Ray, A+ Coordinator
713 S. Third St
Odessa, MO 64076
816-633-5533
aray@odessar7.net
Agreement Form Informational Guide
Eligible Institutions 4-Year Colleges Offering Scholarships