Senior High School

A+ Schools Program

A+ Information

The A+ Schools program was established as part of the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1993 in order to provide incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their dropout rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better career pathways to students. The legislation requires the Jackson R-II School District to establish guidelines and policies in order to administer the A+ Schools program in a fair and consistent manner.

Jackson High School voluntarily chooses to participate in the A+ Schools Program as a commitment to provide all students with a rigorous education that prepares them for college, post/secondary career/technical training, and a high wage job.

Eligible students graduating from an A+ high school may qualify for the student financial incentives of the A+ schools program.  As of August 2010 the administration of the scholarships of the A+ program has moved to the Missouri Department of Higher Education.  Up to date changes will be communicated as they are made known.

The purpose of this Web site is to provide students, parents, and staff with information about the guidelines and policies of the Jackson RII School Districts’ A+ Schools Program.  It is the responsibility of the students and parents to read, understand, and comply with the program requirements for eligibility.

A+ Program Application

A+ Program Suggested Timeline

A+ Brochure

A+ Schools Program Citizenship Guidelines

Eligible A+ Colleges

How do you get signed up for the A+ Schools Program?  Students enter into a written agreement with the high school prior to graduation.  Students may pick up applications in the counselor’s office. Students must attend an A+ designated school for three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation to qualify.