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A+ Program


 

What is the A+ Scholarship Program?

Graduates of Sullivan High School can qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend any public community college or career/technical school in Missouri through the A+ Scholarship Program. A+ students may also apply to receive A+ scholarships from various Missouri 4-year colleges (see Counseling Office for more details).  

 

Sullivan School District received designation as an A+ School from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2000.  With the A+ Scholarship Program, students have more opportunities to explore various career options and start preparing for future workplace experiences. To date, 1571 students have graduated as A+ Scholarship recipients utilizing funding for post-secondary career study.

 

Whether students are planning to go directly into the workplace upon graduation or continuing their education at college or a vocational/technical school, all students can benefit from the A+ Scholarship Program.


 

Contact Information

A+ Coordinator: Adam Kealen
Assistant Principal
 

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the financial incentives of the A+ School Program, a student must be certified as an A+ Student by Sullivan High School.  As the official representative of the A+ School Program with the Missouri Department of Higher Education, the A+ Schools Coordinator has the responsibility to determine whether Sullivan High School graduates meet the following certification criteria:


  1. Sign a Sullivan High School A+ Participation Agreement

  2. Attend Sullivan High School or another A+ school for the three consecutive years prior to graduation from Sullivan High School

  3. Maintain at least a 2.5 4 year grade point average

  4. Maintain 95% 4 year attendance record.

  5. Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring for academically younger students

  6. Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs

  7. Make a good faith effort to first secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment.

  8. Achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the official Algebra I End of Course exam, or achieve proficient or advanced on a higher level DESE approved EOC in the field of mathematics (ex. Geometry, Algebra II); or achieve a qualifying score as established annually by the CBHE on the ACT math subtest.


 

SHS A+ Graduates


YEAR

Percentage of 
A+ Eligible Graduates

2000

N/A

2001

N/A

2002

63%

2003

56%

2004

56%

2005

52%

2006

57%

2007

54%

2008

50.3%

2009

59.9%

2010

54.7%

2011

50%

2012

61.9%

2013

64%

2014

66.3%

2015

62%

2016

60%

  

More Information

More information about the A+ Schools Program at Sullivan High School can be found in the A+ Manual and by using the links on this page.  If you need further information, please contact Adam Kealen, A+ Coordinator, at 573-468-5171.