Kearney High School
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A+ Program

Kearney High School A+ Program

What is the A+ Program?

Kearney High School is a designated A+ school. Students who receive their A+ certification are eligible to earn waived tuition through any Missouri 2-year community college, vocational or technical school, depending on state funding.

Students who have received their A+ certification must claim this financial incentive within 48 months of their high school graduation.

What are the steps to A+ certification?

To be eligible for A+ certification, students must meet the following requirements:

1. Enter into a written agreement for the A+ program before graduation. (A+ applications are available in the main office)

2. Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident.

3. Attend an A+ designated high school for two years prior to graduation.

4. Graduate with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher.

5. Have at least a 95% cumulative attendance rate.

6. Complete at least 50 hours of tutoring. (All tutoring must be unpaid tutoring in the Kearney School District. Tutoring placements must be approved by Mrs. Henshaw).

7. Complete A+ Training and an A+ Training Verification Form

8. Maintain a good citizenship record and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol while in grades 9-12.

9. Have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I EOC or another DESE-approved exam.*

10. Completion of the FAFSA is required by the state to receive financial incentives.

11. Male student must register for the Selective Service (if turning 18 before graduation)

For more information on the state requirements for A+ certification, visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

*For more information on the math requirement, please visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education website. Students may receive their eligibility through a qualifying GPA and combined ACT math score. Please visit the site above to see this scale.

A+ Tutor Training

All A+ Tutors will need to read the A+ Student Handbook before starting tutoring and receive A+ training. This occurs the first few days of school. Documents are below

A+ Documents

Confidentiality Form
A+ Application
A+ Tutor Training Verification Form

A+ Tutoring During Summer School

Summer school is an excellent time to complete some A+ tutoring hours. If you would like to sign up to tutor during summer school, please complete this form. Times/dates for summer school will be communicated by KSD at a later date.

Questions about the A+ program?

Please contact Sandy Henshaw at Kearney High School.

(816) 628-4585

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