• The A+ Schools Program was developed by the State of Missouri in 1993 to ensure that all students are well prepared to pursue advanced education and employment along with being college and career ready upon graduation from high school.

    Qualifying graduating students will be eligible for the following:
    • Tuition to attend any Missouri public community college or public vocational or technical school.
    • Tuition incentives that will be made available after the student has made a good faith effort to first secure all available federal postsecondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment.
    The manual below outlines the guidelines and policies of the A+ Schools Program as established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993.
     
    The first step to participation in the A+ Schools Program is completion of the A+ Schools Agreement by the student and parent/guardian. The form is included in the manual below. After completed forms are obtained, the student is considered to be an A+ Student at Clayton High School. It is the responsibility of the student to continue to meet the requirements to be certified as an A+ Student upon graduation.
     

    The School District of Clayton is responsible for maintaining its involvement in the A+ program. Upon graduation, the A+ Coordinator must certify to the State of Missouri the students who have achieved this status and are eligible for the financial incentives of the program. It is realized that some students will not be able to meet the requirements set forth in the A+ Schools Program. The A+ Schools Coordinator will notify the student(s) and parents if the student is not eligible for the A+ Schools status.

     
    This manual is designed to present the guidelines and policies of the A+ School Program in a clear and consistent manner. Any questions about this manual or the A+ Schools Program should be directed to the A+ Schools Coordinator. The A+ Coordinator for the School District of Clayton is Dr. Kashina Bell, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Her office can be reached at 314-854-6023.
     
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