A+ Program


In the fall of 2007, the Gasconade County R-I School District began the process to be designated by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as an A+ School.  To become designated as an A+ School, HHS had to take steps to reduce the dropout rate, raise academic expectations, provide career pathways, and work with business and educational leaders to prepare students for their lives after graduation.  Hermann High School was designated during the 2009-2010 school year.  This book will provide you a guide to A+ eligibility.



The three major goals of the A+ Program are:

  1. All students will graduate from high school.
  2. All students complete high school studies that are challenging and that have identified learner expectations.
  3. All students proceed from high school to college, post-secondary vocational/technical school, or a high wage job.



In order to be eligible for the A+ Program at HHS students must meet the following requirements:

  • Enter into a written agreement with the high school prior to graduation.
  • Attend an A+ designated high school for three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation.
  • Graduate with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (grades 9-12).
  • Have an overall attendance rate of 95% or higher (grades 9-12).
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid, district supervised tutoring or mentoring, 25% of which may be done in a job-shadowing setting, with approval from the A+ coordinator or counselor.
  • Complete 20 hours of volunteer service in the school and/or community
  • Achieve Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I End of Course Exam, ACT or other MDHE approved math assessment.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use/possession of drugs and alcohol.
  • Make a good faith effort to secure Federal Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Register with the Selective Service if required by law to do so.

On-going eligibility:

  • Attend a Missouri community college or vocational/technical school on a full time basis.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Make a good faith effort to secure Federal Aid by completing the FAFSA each year.
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