In the fall of 2007, Hermann High School began the process to seek designation from DESE as an A+ School. The Class of 2010 was the first HHS graduates eligible for A+ reimbursement. All students are eligible to sign up for the A+ Program (must sign up by the end of the first semester of your senior year) if they meet the requirements listed below.
A+ Program Overview
The A+ Program was started by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993 as an incentive for improving Missouri's high schools.
Goals of the A+ Program
-All students graduate high school
-All students complete high school studies that are challenging and that have identified learner expectation
-All students proceed from high school to college, post-secondary vocational/technical school, or a high wage job
Participating High Schools are encouraged to:
-Reduce the drop out rate
-Raise academic expectations by eliminating general track courses
-Provide career pathways for all students
-Work closely with business and educational leaders to better prepare students for their lives after graduation
Students who meet or exceed these requirements will be eligible for two years of tuition reimbursement at a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school. A student is eligible to access the A+ funds for 4 years after their graduation date. The funds are meant to reimburse eligible students for unpaid tuition and general fees after any federal aid has already been applied.
*In order for a student to access funds, funds must be made available for the program by the Missouri General Assembly.
**If you have any questions about the A+ Program, please contact Nicole Buschmann at (573) 486-5425 ext. 1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org