A+ Program

All eligible students at Galena High School, regardless of income, who meet all the criteria listed below have the opportunity to receive funding for the unpaid balance of the cost of tuition and general fees, subject to legislative appropriation, for a period of 48 months after high school graduation, to any Missouri public community college, vocational or technical school after federal post-secondary financial assistance funds have been applied. This is contingent upon the subject meeting all of the following requirements:

  • Sign a written participation agreement before graduating from high school;
  • Attend a designated A+ School for three consecutive years prior to high school graduation (Students who are active duty military dependents and students who are dependents of retired military personnel who relocated to Missouri within one year of the date of retirements from active duty are excused from this provision if the student attends a designated A+ school in the school year immediately preceding graduation and has met all other eligibility requirements);
  • Maintain at least a 95% attendance record for 4 years of high school;
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring for students in this district;
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs;
  • Graduate with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
  • Make a good faith effort to secure allavailable federal post-secondary financial assistance funds that do not require repayment;
  • Register for Selective Service (male students)
  • Qualifiers must achieve a score of Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra 1, Geometry, and/or Algebra II End of Course exam- or- Receive an ACT math sub score of 17-or- receive a minimum score of 43 on the COMPASS Test in Pre-Algebra-or- e receive a score of 1 on the COMPASS Test in Algebra.  The above requirements and scores are subject to change via the Missouri Department of Higher Education for the 2017 graduates and beyond.


The student financial incentive may be available for a period of up to 48 months after high school graduation for a qualifying student and cover the cost of tuition and general fees, until the receipt of an Associate’s Degree or the completion of 105% of the required hours for the student’s program of study.  In order to maintain eligibility while attending a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.