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 2 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 starting with the class of 2018 that do not meet the EOC score standards:

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.