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2351 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017 | Phone (636) 891-6000 | Fax (636) 891-8819

A+ and Testing Coordinator

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Marquette High School is an A+ School!  Marquette’s program is coordinated by Mrs. Juli Welker.  All questions regarding requirements, registration, and student progress should be directed to her at welkerjulia@rsdmo.org​  or by calling 636-891-6026.


A+ Information

Students may enroll in A+ beginning freshman year. The deadline for students to apply to the A+ program is the last Wednesday of September of the student's senior year.  

2020-2021 SENIORS: The deadline to enroll in the A+ Program is September 30, 2020!

A+ Enrollment & Agreement Form MHS 20-21 (click link to enroll)

A+ Handbook.pdf


A+ Senior 2021 Welcome Letter.pdf


MHS Virtual Tutoring-Mentoring options for 20-21.pdf

Tutoring-Mentoring Log for approved A+ tutors​


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, in Guidance Room 260
    • Online application can be found by clicking here
  • Review the A+ handbook
  • Return completed application to the A+ office, in Guidance Room 260
    • Seniors MUST be enrolled in the program no later than the last Wednesday in September of their Senior year
    • 2020-2021 SENIORS: The deadline to enroll in the A+ Program is September 30, 2020!
  • Once we have processed your paperwork we will email 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 260.  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 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 A+ designated for 2 years of the 4 years immediately prior to graduation. *Beginning with Class of 2020
  • Graduate with an unweighted, unrounded 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.
    • Seniors: ALL time sheets must be returned to the A+ coordinator by 3:00 pm, Friday, May 28, 2021 in order to be part of your 50 hours.
  • 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

​Qualifying ACT score with sliding GPA combination chart for math requirement:

ACT MATH SCORE

HIGH SCHOOL GPA

​17 or greater​and​2.5 or greater
​16​and​2.8 or greater
​15​and​3.0 or greater


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 LETETR 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


How to know which post-secondary schools are A+ eligible: Eligible A+ Postsecondary Schools.pdf

*NEW*: A+ Concurrent Agreements with 4-Year University.pdf

Four-year universities DO NOT participate in A+, however may offer an academic scholarship to A+ eligible students. Which universities do: A+ Scholarships (updated March 2019).pdf

 Contact Information

 

 

https://www.rsdmo.org:443/directory/Person.aspx?accountname=RCWD%5CwelkerjuliaJULIAWELKERAplus Coordinator636-891-6033welkerjulia@rsdmo.org