A+ Program

Fatima High School is working to become an A+ school. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will evaluate the A+ Program and approve Fatima as an A+ School during the 2009-2010 school year.

When Fatima is designated as an A+ school, students will be able to qualify for financial incentives at community colleges and technical schools in Missouri. There are also some 4-year colleges that are starting to offer financial incentives.

If you are interested in the A+ program keep in mind that you must meet the following requirements in order to take advantage of this financial incentive. If each of these requirements is NOT met, you will not be eligible for the A+ incentive.

Requirements of the A+ Program

  1. Enter into a written agreement with Fatima High School to participate in the A+ Schools Student Financial Incentive Programs.
  2. Attend a designated A+ school for three consecutive years prior to high school graduation.
  3. Graduate from high school with an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  4. Maintain at least a 95% accumulative attendance record.
  5. Perform and document at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring.
  6. Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs.
  7. Make a good faith effort to secure federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds by filling out the FAFSA form in the second semester of your senior year.
  8. Register for Selective Service if you are male and 18 years of age.

These requirements start the day you begin high school even if you are not officially signed up for the A+ Program.