A Plus Program

The A+ School Program was originally implemented as a school-improvement initiative established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. This program was only available to students in A+ Designated Public High Schools until 2017, at which time private schools were invited to apply for A+ designation. With several other St. Louis-area private schools, St. John Vianney High School applied for and received designation as an A+ School, thereby allowing our students to take advantage of the financial incentives available through the A+ Program.

Beginning with the graduating class of 2017, qualifying graduates will be eligible for the following:

  • Tuition to attend any Missouri public community college or public vocational or technical school.
  • Tuition incentives which will be made available after the student has made a good-faith effort to first secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance (FAFSA) funds that do not require repayment.

 Students will receive this incentive for four semesters. A student must be considered a FULL-TIME student by the post-secondary institution maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students must complete the two years of FULL-TIME enrollment at the institution within 48 months after graduation from St. John Vianney High School. Tuition reimbursement is contingent upon availability of state funds.


A+ Student Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the financial incentives of the A+ School Program, St. John Vianney High School must certify a student as having met all A+ requirements. The A+ Coordinator has the responsibility to certify that a graduate of Vianney has met the criteria of certification. To be certified, an A+ School student must:

  • Sign an A+ Student Agreement
  • Attend an A+ designated high school for three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation. Students must be enrolled in an A+ school at least 142 days of a school year to be considered an A+ qualifying year.
  • Graduate from St. John Vianney High School with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 grading scale. (Un-weighted)
  • Graduate from St. John Vianney High School with a cumulative attendance record of 95% or better.
  • Achieve a qualifying score of 17 on the math section of the ACT. Students may also take the Algebra 1 End of Course exam at his home district and earn a score of “advanced” or “proficient.”
  • Perform 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentorship.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of unlawful use of alcohol and drugs.


A+ Program Handbook and Forms:

A+ Program Student Handbook

A+ Agreement

A+ Tutoring Form

A+ Attendance Appeal Form

A+ Citizenship Appeal Form

Scholarships available to A+ Students

STLCC Enrollment information 

STLCC A+ Eligibility and Application


Questions? Please contact:

Mr. Dennis Matreci 

Academic Specialist

A+ Coordinator

314-965-4853 x 116