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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.

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.

Students must enroll in the A+ program by September 30 of their senior year to be eligible.

Class of 2017 graduates must enroll by February 10, 2017.


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:

Kim Mohr

Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction

A+ Coordinator

314-965-4853 x 116