Kirksville High School - A+ Schools Program

Contact Information:
Melissa Eitel
A+ Schools Coordinator

A+ Program Benefits

This program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools.  For more information visit:

The A+ School program is based upon the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.

  • Beginning with the high school senior class of 2015, have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics.

Here are the guidelines from DHE for seniors in the class of 2018 that do not meet the EOC score standards:

2018 High School seniors If you meet all of the eligibility requirements except the end of course exam requirement, you may establish eligibility by achieving a combined ACT math subscore and high school GPA in accordance with the following scale. You may achieve the qualifying score as a high school or postsecondary student. If you achieve the score as a postsecondary student you may be eligible for an award in the same term that you take the test.

 ACT Math Score
  High School GPA
 17 or greaterand2.5 or greater 
 16and2.8 or greater 
 15and3.0 greater