A+ Program

Park Hill High School is designated an A+ School by the Missouri State Board of Education. As such, qualified students may earn waived tuition to any Missouri 2-year community college, vocational or technical school, as determined by the state pending legislative funding. Students interested in this program should contact the A+ office for further information.

The following criteria must be met for student eligibility in the A+ Student Financial Assistance program:

  1. Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Attend an A+ designated school for at least three consecutive years prior to graduation.
  3. Enter into a written agreement with Park Hill High School.
  4. Attain an attendance rate of at least 95% by graduation.
  5. Earn at least a 2.5 cumulative, weighted grade point average by graduation (4-year colleges/universities may have higher minimum GPA requirement).
  6. Complete at least fifty (50) hours of unpaid tutoring and/or mentoring.
  7. Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of unlawful use of drugs throughout the high school career (Student may not accumulate 10 days OSS for any reason).
  8. Beginning with the Class of 2015: Pass the Algebra I end-of-course exam.
  9. Apply for federal financial assistance (Free Application for Federal Student Aid- FAFSA).
  10. Register for Selective Service (All males who turn 18 prior to high school graduation).

Further, to maintain eligibility after high school graduation, the following criteria must be met to qualify for financial incentives from the State of Missouri:

  1. Attend a Missouri public community college, vocational, or technical post-secondary institution on a full-time basis.
  2. Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4-point scale.
  3. Claim this financial incentive within four years after high school graduation.


A+ Program Information

A+ Scholarship Program Information
A+ Participating Schools
Missouri A+ Scholarship Video

Filing the FAFSA is a state requirement in seeking A+ Financial Reimbursement. The FAFSA form determines if the student qualifies for federal student grants or work-study money. These funds would be used before state A+ dollars will pay the balance of a student’s college tuition. Forms are available on-line.  FAFSA is based on the student’s and the family’s income for 2014. Assistance is available through the Financial Aid Office at any community college in Kansas City. Both the student and parent should register for PIN numbers prior to the actual filing of the FAFSA. This number serves as an electronic signature for the student, which eliminates the need to mail in a “signature” page.

Early filing is recommended. Filing on-line results in a response from the federal government, called the SAR form (Student Aid Report) within approximately two weeks. If filing by mail, one can expect the SAR in approximately four to six weeks. It is highly recommended if filing by mail, that you request notification through the Post Office of when your FAFSA was received; this also gives you a record verifying that you actually sent the form. Whether filing on-line or mailing the document, all FAFSA forms should be copied before submitting. It is the student and family’s responsibility to follow-up on the actual filing of the FAFSA. Families will receive verification the FAFSA form was received either by mail or on-line.

This is the only responsibility undertaken by the family to ensure their child will be eligible for the A+ Financial Reimbursement by the State of Missouri. The student must still meet all other A+ requirements of cumulative 2.5 GPA, 95% attendance, 50 mentoring/tutoring hours, and good citizenship by the end of his/her senior year.

Please see the training orientation schedule in the A+ office (300 Pod South) for the next available training workshop.

A Plus Mentoring and Tutoring ActivitiesMay8.pdf

A MASTER HOURS LOG Ongoing Activity LOG Tutoring.pdf

Summer 2017 Opportunitites and Signup Info.pdf

Ellen Reys                      816.359.6734
Shari Hospodor            816.359.6307