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A+ Program

A+ Scholarship Program

The A+ Scholarship program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school. Graduates who qualify may be eligible to receive financial assistance with tuition and fees. Many Missouri four-year colleges also offer scholarships for those graduates who qualified for the A+ program. Along with meeting GPA, test scores, and attendance qualifications, students must earn a minumum of 50 hours tutoring peers or younger students. Tutoring can take place before, during, or after school. Students can also earn tutoring hours while participating in the Cadet Teaching class at SSHS. Sikeston R-6 school district received A+ designation in April, 1999. Since then, there have been nearly 600 A+ qualified graduates. The A+ program had 169 tutors participating during the 2018-2019 school year. 

Please check out the links below for the A+ Contract, A+ Tutor Request, and the list of Eligible A+ Community College and Vocational/Technical Schools. If you have any questions, please contact Alan Scheeter (contact information below).


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Alan Scheeter, A+ Coordinator

Sikeston Senior High School

(P): 573-472-8850



Important Links

A+ Contract

A+ Tutor Request

Eligible Schools

      A+ Program Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation.
  • Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 years prior to graduation.1
  • Graduate from an A+ designated high school with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12.
  • Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing prior to graduation. 2
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol while in grades 9-12.
  • Have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a

2018 and 2019 High School seniors - If you meet all of the eligibility requirements except the end of course exam requirement, you may establish eligibility by achieving a combined ACT math subscore and high school GPA in accordance with the following scale. You may achieve the qualifying score as a high school or postsecondary student. If you achieve the score as a postsecondary student you may be eligible for an award in the same term that you take the test.

           ACT Math Score


High School GPA

17 or greater


2.5 or greater



2.8 or greater



3.0 or greater



Eligible Community Colleges & Vocational Technical Schools


Arcadia Valley Career Technical Ctr
Boonslick Technical Educ. Center
Brookfield Area Career Center
Cape Girardeau Car & Tech Center
Car. & Tech. Center At Ft. Osage
Carrollton Area Career Center
Carthage Technical Center
Cass Career Center
Clinton Technical Sch.
Columbia Area Career Center
Crowder College
Current River Career Center
Dallas County Career Center
Davis H. Hart Career Center
East Central College
Eldon Career Center
Excelsior Springs Career Center
Four Rivers Career Center
Franklin Technology Center
Gibson Technical Center
Grand River Technical Sch.

Hannibal Career & Tech. Center
Herndon Career Center
Hillyard Technical Center
Kennett Career & Tech. Center
Kirksville Area Tech. Center
Jefferson College
Lake Career & Technical Center
Lamar Area Voc.-Tech. Sch.
Lebanon Tech. & Career Center
Lewis & Clark Career Center
Lex La-Ray Technical Center
Linn State Technical College
Macon Area Voc. Sch.
Metropolitan Community College
Mineral Area College
Missouri State University - West Plains
Moberly Area Community College
Moberly Area Technical Center
Nevada Regional Tech.-Ctr.
New Madrid R-I Tech Skills Ctr
Nichols Career Center
North Central Career Center

North Central Missouri College
North Technical
Northland Career Center
Northwest Technical Sch.
Ozark Mountain Technical Center
Ozarks Technical Community College
Pemiscot Co Career & Tech Ctr
Perryville Area Car & Tech Ctr
Pike/Lincoln Technical Center
Poplar Bluff Tech. Career Center
Ranken Technical College
Rolla Technical Inst.
Saline Co. Career Center
Sikeston Career & Tech. Center
South Central Career Center
South Technical
Southwest Area Career Center
St. Charles Community College
St. Louis Community College
State Fair Community College
Three Rivers Community College
Unitec Career Center
Warrensburg Area Career Center
Waynesville Technical Academy

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