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A+ Program

A+ Program 

What is the A+ Program? 

The A+ Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. The information on this page is effective for the 2018-2019 academic year, unless otherwise noted.


A+ Program Eligibility  

Students must meet all the requirements below in order to participate in the A+ Program. 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation.
  3. Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 years prior to graduation.
  4. Graduate from an A+ designated high school with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12.
  6. Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing prior to graduation.
  7. Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol while in grades 9-12.
  8. Have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics.


If I didn’t achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra 1 EOC, can I still be eligible for A+?

Students that do not achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra 1 EOC, still may have the opportunity to be eligible for A+. The students ACT Math score can be used to meet the math requirement for eligibility. Use the table below to determine the ACT math score needed to maintain A+ eligibililty. 

ACT Math Score   High School GPA 
17 or greater and  2.5 or greater 
16 and 2.8 or greater
15 and  3.0 or greater



The A+ School Participation Agreement  form can be found here

Need more information about the A+ Program? Click here. 

For a list of A+ eligible schools, click here

Scholarships available to A+ Students, click here