The Walnut Grove R-V School District is proud to announce that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has designated Walnut Grove High School as an A+ School. Walnut Grove School District would like to thank all the community members, parents, students, and faculty for their efforts in making the A+ program possible. If you have any questions regarding A Plus, you can contact Mrs. Woody at 417-788-2543 ext. 104 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3 primary goals of the A+ Schools Program are:
To ensure that all students graduate from high school.
To ensure that all students complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and has identified learning expectations.
To ensure that all students proceed from high school graduation to a college, a post-secondary vocational-technical school or a high wage job with workplace skill development opportunities.
(Adopted August 24 ,2009 by the Walnut Grove R-V School District Board of Education)
A+ Schools Program eligibility requirements are:
Enter into an A+ Schools agreement prior to graduation.
Attend a designated A+ School for three consecutive years prior to graduation.
Graduate with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
Maintain at least a 95% high school attendance record.
Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring of younger students.
Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and or alcohol.
File the FAFSA (Federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Register for Selective Service if male and 18 years old before graduation.
Attend a Missouri public community college or post-secondary vocational or technical school on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Schools across the state accept the A+ Scholarship for tuition payment. The updated list of schools that will use the A+ funding for tuition is HERE.
The A+ Schools Program is a school improvement initiative established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993.
A+ status means Walnut Grove students who meet specific eligibility requirements by graduation may qualify to receive state financial funds for two years of tuition, some basic fees at a Missouri 2-year community college or technical school. (All funding is based upon availability of state funds and can be affected by state budget decisions.)
A+ Eligibility Requirements
Attend a A+ designated high school for at least three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation.
Graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Maintain a 95% or higher average attendance record during the four years of high school
Perform 50 hours of unpaid school-based tutoring or mentoring for other students, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing
Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoided the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol
Achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end-of-course exam OR a higher DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics.
Secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment.
Perform all other duties and obligations required by state law to be eligible for and receive the benefits of the A+ program
Freshman and sophomores who are interested in participating in the Walnut Grove High School A+ Program must sign the A+ Agreement form which can be picked up at Mrs. Woody’s office. A+ seniors must complete their tutoring hours prior to graduation by enrolling in the A+ tutoring class. All A+ students must work on maintaining their grade point average, attendance percentage, Algebra I EOC requirement, and good citizenship record each year. Please contact Mrs. Woody with any questions.