The A+ Schools program was established as part of the Missouri Outstanding Schools Act of 1193 in order to provide incentives for local high schools to raise academic expectations, reduce their dropout rate, establish relationships with the business community, and provide better “career pathways” to students. The legislation requires the Hancock Place School District to establish guidelines and policies in order to administer the A+ Schools program in a fair and consistent manner.
Hancock chooses to participate in the A+ Schools program as a commitment to provide all students with a rigorous education that prepares them for college, post-secondary career/technical training, and a high wage job. It is the responsibility of Hancock High school to meet and maintain all A+ requirements. The Missouri State Board of Education designates A+ status based on program review. Hancock High School was designated as an A+ school in January of 2000 and continues to earn re-designation annually.
Eligible students graduating from an A+ high school may qualify for the student financial incentives of the A+ schools program. Student eligibility is tracked by the district appointed A+ coordinator.
The purpose of this manual is to provide student, parents, and staff with information about the guidelines and policies of the Hancock Place School District A+ schools program. It is the responsibility of the students and parents to read, understand, and comply with the program requirements for eligibility. Please direct any additional questions concerning this program to the A+ school coordinator. For more information about the Missouri A+ Program visit: http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/aplus/