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A+ Program

COVID-19 Update regarding A+ Program eligibility for the Class of 2020 – The Algebra 1 EOC requirement is waived for all 2020 high school seniors, including those who have already taken the exam but did not meet the requirement, as well as, those who have not yet taken the exam. Waiver of this requirement also exempts the 2020 seniors from having to meet the ACT math subscore/high school GPA alternative. High school seniors are still expected to meet all other A+ Program eligibility requirements. This applies to Seniors graduating in May of 2020 only. All other grade levels will still be expected to meet the math requirement for eligibility. 

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