A+ Overview

A+ Program Overview

Established as part of the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993, the A+ Schools Program is a school-improvement initiative that provides incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their dropout rate, work closely with business and community leaders, and provide better “career pathways” to students.

Involvement in the A+ Schools Program is initiated locally and is voluntary. Efforts are focused on ensuring that all students are provided a rigorous academic and technical education that prepares them for college, post-secondary career/technical training, or the workplace. The State Board of Education gives the final approval for A+ status if a school meets and maintains all of the program requirements. Eligible students graduating from a designated A+ high school may qualify for the student financial incentives associated with the A+ Schools Program. * Affton High School became a designated A+ School in the spring of 2006.

*All reimbursements are dependent upon Affton High School maintaining its status as an A+ School and the availability of state appropriations from the Missouri General Assembly. Reimbursement is not the funding responsibility of the Affton School District.