A+ Schools Program
The Missouri A+ Schools program provides funding for eligible high school graduates to pursue postsecondary education. North Kansas City Schools' first two schools were designated as A+ Schools in 1994. NKC Schools was also the first district in the Kansas City metro area to receive A+ designation.
Each year, hundreds of NKC Schools students participate in the A+ program and earn benefits to pursue their future goals. Students must meet eligibility criteria to access program funding. To participate, students should contact their school's A+ coordinator.
Instituted as part of Senate Bill 380 (Outstanding Schools Act) by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the A+ Schools Program has set three goals:
- All students graduate from high school.
- All students complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and for which there are identified learning expectations.
- All students proceed from high school graduation to college or post-secondary vocational or technical school, or high-wage job with workplace skill development opportunities.