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Lafayette High
 Blevins Elementary and Lafayette High were honored as 2019 National Schools of Character Washington Post America's Most Challenging High School

17050 Clayton Rd, Wildwood, MO 63011 | Phone (636) 733-4100 | Fax (636) 733-8819

A+ Information

​​​​​​A+ Information

​The deadline for students to apply to the A+ program is the last Wednesday of September of the student's senior year.  

A+ Handbook.pdf​​

A+ Enrollment Packet.pdf

The A+ Schools Program was established as part of the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1993 in order to provide incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their drop out rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better career pathways to students. Administration of the scholarships of the A+ Program is coordinated through the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Additional details can be found by visiting the Missouri Department of Higher Education website.

Students who graduate from an A+ designated high school may qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend a public community college or public career or technical school in Missouri.  Some private career & technical schools are also A+ eligible.  A rising number of four year colleges are also offering institutionally funded incentives for students who meet A+ criteria.

​​Quick overview of the steps to becoming A+ eligible:

  • Obtain & complete an A+ application
    • Students can pick up a hardcopy in the A+ office, room 123
    • Applications can be also be downloaded here​
  • Review the A+ handbook
  • Return completed application to the A+ office, room 123
    • Seniors MUST be enrolled in the program no later than the last Wednesday in September of their Senior year
  • Once we have processed your paperwork we will mail a letter home informing you of your acceptance to the A+ program.
  • Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors -
    • Make sure you are on track to complete the A+ requirements, listed in the A+ handbook, by graduation.
    • If you have an idea for your tutoring & mentoring or are interested in summer tutoring make an appointment with the A+ Coordinator in room 123.  Priority goes to our A+ senior students.
  • Seniors –
    • Make sure you are on track to complete the A+ requirements, listed in the A+ handbook, by graduation.
    • Meet with A+ Coordinator no later than the first quarter to discuss tutoring arrangements.  ​

*A+ Eligibility Criteria includes: 

  • Have a signed A+ participant agreement on file in the A+ office. 
  • Graduate from an​ A+ designated high school and attend an A+ designated high school for two years prior to graduation. *Beginning with class of 2020
  • Graduate with an unweighted, unrounde​d GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Maintain at least a 95% cumulative attendance record in grades 9 - 12. 
  • Achieve the math proficiency requirement with a score of advanced or proficient on the Algebra 1 End of Course Exam or qualifying ACT score with sliding GPA combination.
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring and/or mentoring with Rockwood students under Rockwood staff supervision.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the use of alcohol and unlawful drugs
  • Have five or less days of school suspension. 
  • Make a good faith effort to apply for non-payback financial aid by completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 
  • Register for Selective Service if applicable. 

*Please refer to the RSD A+ Handbook for a complete overview of the program requirements

*This is a student driven program

​A+ Attendance Information​:​

Some absences may be eligible for review.  Please review the chart below for a list of absences eligible for review and supply the A+ office with the required documentation to be considered.  Attendance reviews will not be granted for the following; truancy, suspension, vacation, transportation, absences due to final exam exemptions.  ​

​​​ABSENCES ELIGIBLE FOR REVIEW​

​DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

HOSPITALIZATION​PHYSICIAN'S LETTER
​CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEM​PHYSICIAN'S LETTER
​COURT APPEARANCE​COURT LETTER

​FUNERAL​​​​

​PARENT LETTER AND COPY OF DEATH CERTIFICATE, OBITUARY, OR MEMORIAL PAMPHLET
​RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY​LETTER FROM CLERGY
​PERSONAL/ FAMILY CALAMITY​PARENT AND SCHOOL COUNSELOR LETTER
​CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS/ INJURY​PHYSICIAN'S LETTER
​COLLEGE VISIT​LETTER FROM COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICE

​How to check your A+ status on Infinate Campus: Accessing A+ Information through Parent Portal.pdf

 Staff Contact Information

 

 

https://www.rsdmo.org:443/directory/Person.aspx?accountname=RCWD%5CbrawnerjessicaJESSICABRAWNERAplus Coordinator636-733-4130brawnerjessica@rsdmo.org