A+ Information

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) Updates

Please click here to go to the MDHE A+ website for more information.

Licking High School A+ Agreement 

Please stop by the counselor's office to pick up an A+ Agreement. The agreement must be signed by the student and parent/guardian before the scholarship can be awarded.

What is the A+ Schools Program? 

The A+ Schools Program is a school improvement initiative established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. The key goal of A+ schools is to assure that all students, when they graduate, are well-prepared to pursue advanced education, employment or both.

The A+ Schools Program at Licking High School provides an excellent opportunity for students to earn financial incentives at any Missouri public community college, junior college, or vocational school.

A+ Eligibility Requirements

The following requirements must be met to be certified as an A+ student:

  • Graduate from high school with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

  • Attend a designated A+ School for three consecutive years prior to graduation. Seven-semester graduates must contact the A+ Office to ensure that all A+ requirements have been met prior to the end of the seventh semester.

  • Have at least a 95% attendance record for grades 9-12.

  • Perform fifty hours of unpaid academic tutoring or mentoring, where 8 hours may come from a job shadowing experience approved and set up by the A+ Coordinator.

  • Beginning with the Class of 2015, students must score proficient or advanced on the Algebra I End of Course (EOC) Assessment or score a 17 in the math subsection of the ACT with a 2.5 GPA or higher; scoring a 16 in the math subsection of the ACT with a 2.8 GPA or higher; scoring a 15 in the math subsection of the ACT with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.

  • Make a good faith effort to secure federal postsecondary student financial assistance funds (FAFSA). www.fafsa.ed.gov