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A+ Appeals Process
Students who wish to appeal a decision that results in their ineligibility for the A+ Scholarship Program will be required to send a letter of appeal to the A+ Coordinator. The following steps will then be followed:
A+ Citizenship Requirement
Students who sign an A+ agreement for tuition reimbursement are to maintain good citizenship during all four years of high school. A student’s citizenship status will be updated as needed. Participation in the A+ Scholarship Program is an honor and a privilege for St. Elizabeth High School R-4 students. The state, which funds the A+ Scholarship Program, and the district view the A+ Scholarship Program as an incentive and therefore hold the students to a higher standard. Good citizenship is required during all four years of high school, regardless of when a contract is signed.
A+ Tutoring Policy
A+ tutoring hours can be earned through any academic tutoring on school grounds under teacher supervision during high school. This may take place before or after school or through a Cadet Teaching course. Only the time spent tutoring can be recorded. Students will be required to submit an A+ Tutoring Log signed by the supervising teacher at the end of each quarter to the A+ Coordinator. The hours will be verified by the A+ Coordinator and then entered into the school’s student information system.Type your paragraph here.
A+ Requirements for Tuition Reimbursement:
To be eligible for funding the student must meet the following requirements:
A+ Attendance Policy
In reviewing a student’s final attendance average, the entire attendance history (grades 9-12) is considered when school is in regular session. Summer school attendance is NOT included.
The A+ program makes no distinction between Excused and Unexcused absences. All unexcused and excused absences, including those which a parent or school official is aware of in advance, count against the student’s attendance average. A doctor’s note for an excused absence for regular doctor/dentist appointments, colds, flu, strep, or other short-term illness does not automatically qualify a student to have the absences waived. The 95% requirement is meant to allow time to cover those routine visits and incidents.
School-sponsored activities; pre-approved, documented college visits; and St. Elizabeth district-approved disability accommodations plans (504 plan) DO NOT count against the student’s attendance average for A+ purposes. If a student has a catastrophic illness/injury/event, they could qualify for an attendance appeal.
A student will lose his/her A+ Scholarship Program eligibility for any of the following:
Upon review of each individual case by the Review/Appeal Committee one of the following actions will be taken:
The A+ Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. Graduates who meet all requirements will be eligible for financial incentives provided state funds are appropriated by the legislature annually.
(Tuition reimbursement is dependent upon state funding and is not the responsibility of St. Elizabeth R-IV School.)
Rules and availability for the A+ Scholarship Program are subject to change under the authority of the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE). For a complete and updated list of High School and Post Graduate eligibility rules and regulations, you can visit https://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php.