Blue Eye High School
phone - 417.779.5331
fax - 417.779.2151
Students who graduate from a designated A+ School will qualify for two years (up to 6 semesters) state-paid tuition to attend a public community college or technical school in the state. A+Benefits must be used within four years of high graduation.
The purpose of this web page is to provide students and parents with information about the guidelines and policies of the A+ Program in Blue Eye R-V Schools. It is the responsibility of students and parents to understand and comply with program requirements. Any questions about the program can be directed to Maude Coy, A+ Coordinator.
To qualify for A+ Benefits, students must:
Complete a written A+ Schools Agreement
Attend a designated A+ high school for three consecutive years prior to graduation
Earn a grade point average of 2.5 or higher Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale (6.875 on an 11.0 scale)
Maintain a 95 percent attendance record in grades 9-12
Perform 50 hours of district supervised, unpaid tutoring or mentoring
Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the use of alcohol and other unlawful drugs
Attend a Missouri community college or post-secondary vocational/technical school on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Produce evidence that they have submitted a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) form
Have registered for Selective Service as required by federal law (male U.S. citizen over age 18)
Goals and Benefits
A+ Schools believes that all students should:
- Graduate from high school
- Complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and has identified learning expectations
- Proceed from high school graduation to college or a post secondary vocational/technical school or a high-wage job with skill development opportunities
Students planning to attend a four-year college or university will benefit from the A+ Schools program through:
- *Graduates will be eligible for tuition and fees to any Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school.
- *Greater involvement of the business community through job shadowing, career day, classroom presentations and internships.
- *Increased career path direction. Career and life planning will be enhanced through the development of four-year plans.
- *Introduction of career-related activities into the curriculum of all classes.
Benefits of Community/Vocational Schools
- Recent studies indicate that now, over 85% of all jobs require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree.
- Even for students who choose to pursue a bachelor's degree, beginning at a community college can provide an academic and financial head start.
Some 4-year colleges now offer their own scholarships for students who earn the A+ certificate.
Some 4-year schools include:
- Southwest Baptist University
- Missouri State University (West Plains campus)
- Drury University (Mountain Grove campus)
- Central Missouri State University
- Northwest Missouri State University
- Truman State University
- Columbia College (junior and senior year)
- William Woods University
- Webster University
The financial incentives offered by four-year institutions are not part of the A+ Schools Program. They are based on the student earning the A+ Certificate. Contact the individual college for more information.
What Should You Do?
- Encourage your student to think about careers and his/her future plans.
- Enroll in the A+ Program. Encourage students to set goals.
- Realize that there are consequences for the choices that students make (good or bad).
Look at 2-year school opportunities or 4-year colleges that offer A+ Scholarships.
Availability of funds is contingent upon funding by the state of Missouri. Tuition reimbursement is not the responsibility of Blue Eye R-V School.