A+ Program

Goals of the A+ Program

The A+ Schools Program is dedicated to the following goals:

  • All students will graduate from high school
  • All students will complete high school studies that are challenging and have identified learning expectations; 
  • All students will proceed from high school graduation to college, post-secondary vocational/technical school, or a high-wage job with opportunities for workplace skill development/advancement opportunities.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the financial incentives of the A+ School Program, a student must be certified as an A+ student by their high school.  To qualify, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Enter into a written agreement with their high school prior to graduation and have attended the school for at least two consecutive years prior to graduation.
  • Graduate from high school with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (non-weighted).
  • Have at least a 95% attendance record for the four-year period.
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs/alcohol.
  • Make a good faith effort to first secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds (File FAFSA) that do not require repayment.
  • Male students who are 18 prior to graduation must register with the Selective Service.
  • Beginning with the class of 2015, students must score proficient or advanced on the Algebra I End of Course Exam (EOC) or qualify using the ACT Math score conversion chart. 

ACT Math Score


High School GPA

17 or greater


2.5 or greater



2.8 or greater



3.0 or greater

For more information please contact:

Ms. Mindy Prenger
A+ Program Coordinator
[email protected]
Hannibal High School
4500 McMasters Avenue
Hannibal, MO 63401
(573) 221-2733 

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