A+ Information

Mexico High School is a designated A+ School.  Through the Missouri A+ Program, students who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive a tuition-paid scholarship for two years of attendance at a public community college or technical school in Missouri.  Students must meet all of the following A+ Program requirements.

  • Attend a designated A+ high school for three (3) consecutive years prior to high school graduation
  • Graduate from high school with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (grades 9-12) 
  • Have at least 95% attendance record (grades 9-12)
  • Perform and document fifty (50) hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring coordinated by MHS (up to 12.5 hours can include job shadowing experiences and/or volunteer hours)
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and alcohol
  • Earn a score of Proficient or higher on the Algebra 1 End of Course Assessment or a qualifying score on another math assessment.

The A+ Schools Program's student financial incentive will be available for up to two (2) years of attendance during the four-year period after graduation from high school. To access the funds, participants must:

  • Submit a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) form (second semester of their senior year).
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

The A+ program may provide these educational incentives

  • Provided state funds are appropriated by the legislature
  • Subject to state funding approval

How to Get A+ Tutoring Hours at MHS:

  •  Summer School - Sign-up for Summer School Tutoring and be placed in a classroom at an Elementary School.  Listen for an announce or check the webpage for sign up opportunity.  Usually have sign up sheet available in April.
  • m&M's - Take a TA hour your Junior or Senior Year, complete the m &M's Mentoring Form, and you can to to one of the Elementary School's and tutor during your TA hour. This is not a credit class.
  • Cadet Teaching- a high school elective credit class geared towards future teachers.  Students in the program walk to Hawthorne one hour of the day and tutor in a classroom. They also complete assignments for this class.
  • MMS After School Tutoring- A tutoring program housed at MMS after school on Monday-Thursday from 3:05-4:15. This is flexible and students can go on just the days it fits in their schedule. Call Mrs. Shopher at 581-4664 ext. 2809 to make arrangements to help.
  • Job Shadowing - Students can count up to 12.5 hours of Job Shadowing towards their A+ Tutoring hours.  Students need to arrange the job shadow on their own outside of the school day. Students need to pick up an A+ Tutoring Time Sheet to keep track of their time.  This form must be signed by the person they are shadowing.
  • Other OpporutnitiesFor example, Walk-Back-In-Time and Safety Town. Please check with a counselor to make sure the activity follows the A+ guidelines
Remember to pick up an A+ Tutoring Log for the Guidance Office for any kind of tutoring to log your hours.

How to Get Tutoring Hours information and A+ Time Sheet can be found on the drop down menu under Guidance/Counseling titled Guidance Staff and Forms

Current A+ Opportunities: (Must sign up in Guidance Office)
  • Mexico Middle School: After school on Monday-Thursday from 3:30-4:15
  • Hawthorne Elementary: After school on Tuesday and Thursday until 4:15
  • McMillan Elementary: After school on Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:30
  • McMillan PTO Meetings -needing childcare for the following dates:
  1. 11/13/2018 at 6:15 PM
  2. 12/??/2018 at 6:15  Date to be announced
  3. 01/08/2019 at 6:15 PM
  4. 02/12/2019 at 6:15 PM
  5. 03/12/2019 at 6:15
  6. 04/09/2019 at 6:15
  7. 05/14/2019 at 6:15
  •  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6 PM to 7 PM- Early Childhood   
  • Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 at SSM helping students check with us for more information.
  • Saturday, December 1, 2019 from noon - 5:00 PM. at the United Credit Union.  Moving Christmas lights from AP Greens to United site.