The A+ Program is regulated by Missouri Department of Higher Education(MDHE). The program's main emphasis is to provide funding for those students attending 2 year institutions such as a community college or vocational school. More information about the program can be found at  Please check this website frequently as policy and legislation changes. 
1.Management & Internship Class

The purpose of the Management Internship Class is to allow students  time during the day to meet the 50 required tutoring hours of the A+ program. During their junior or senior year, students will be placed with an elementary or middle school teacher at West Plains Elementary, West Plains Middle School, or one of our neighboring K-8 school districts.
2. Boys and Girls Club

Students may also tutor at the Boys and Girls Club of West Plains.  If a student is interested in attaining their A+ hours in this manner, they must contact the A+ Coordinator before they begin tutoring.  If they would like to learn more about the program they may contact the director at 
Boys and Girls Club


613 West First Street

3.  Summer school 
Students must contact the A+ Coordinator if they would like to tutor at West Plains or one of the rural schools during summer school. Students may have already coordinated this with the summer school teacher or the A+ Coordinator may help with this assignment.
4. Other avenues
Some students tutor early mornings or late afternoons at one of the schools.  Students must arrange this and obtain approval from the A+ Coordinator.
A+ Program Requirements-High School
  • 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 years 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, 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.
  • 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. Students may also receive qualifying scores from the ACT math subsection(17 is the qualifying score) . Please consult your A+ Coordinator concerning qualifying test scores.
A+ Benefits
Two years paid tuition at a community college or vocational/technical school.  Some 4 year universities offer their own scholarships if a student has been A+ certified by their high school.
 Please click here (Higher Education) to see 
a listing of these schools