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A+ Program Requirements

Graduation with A+ status may qualify students for state funds to attend a two year community college or technical school. This funding opportunity remains available for four years following high school graduation. In addition, some four year colleges offer competitive scholarships to A+ graduates. A+ qualification requires participation in and completion of the A+ program requirements by graduation. *This is a state supported and funded program and is subject to state budget appropriations.

Program requirements:

  • Attend a A+ designated high school for at least three consecutive years prior to graduation.
  • Graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Maintain a 95% or higher average attendance record during the four years of high school
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid school-based tutoring or mentoring for other students, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoided the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol
  • Achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end-of-course exam OR a higher DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics. Eligibility may also be established by achieving a qualifying score on the mathematics portion of the ACT test before or after high school graduation.
  • Secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment. (File the FAFSA)
  • Perform all other duties and obligations required by state law to be eligible for and receive the benefits of the A+ program