A+ Information

Mexico High School A+ Schools Participation Information

Mexico Senior High School is a designated A+ School. The A+ Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. The following requirements are up-to-date at time of printing but changes could be made by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

1) Be a US Citizen or permanent resident
2) Submit this agreement to the MHS Counseling Office
3) Attend an A+ school for two years prior to graduation
4) Graduate with a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5
5) Have at least 95% attendance overall for grades 9-12
6) Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring/mentoring (up to 12 hours of job shadow will count towards the 50)
7) Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and alcohol      
8) Achieved a score of proficient or higher on the Algebra I EOC or earned a qualifing score on another math exam (ACT math score)       

For more information visit the Missouri Department of Education and Workforce Development webpage

Mexico High School students have opportunities to perform unpaid tutoring/mentoring throughout high school, and all unpaid tutoring and mentoring opportunities must be sponsored by the school or pre-approved by the MHS Counseling Office.


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 web page for sign up opportunity.  Usually have sign up sheet available in April.
  • 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..
  • 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 OpportunitiesFor 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.

 A+ Time Sheet can be found on the drop down menu under Guidance/Counseling titled Guidance Staff and Forms

Current A+ Opportunities: 
Starting in September every Tuesday and Thursday 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Teach to Reach located at 110 W. Jackson, next to the Chamber of Commerce.
Sign up here to help.  Teach to Reach

 May 1, 2023
McMillan PTO 6:00 PM
Help with babysitting while PTO meeting is taking place.
Link to sign up: May 1,2023 McMillan PTO

May 9, 2023
Hawthorne PTO 6:00 PM
Help with babysitting while PTO meeting is taking place.
Link to sign up:  Hawthorne PTO May 9, 2023

May 9, 2023
Eugene Field PTO 5:30 PM
Help with babysitting while PTO meeting is taking place.
Link to sign up: Eugene Field PTO May 9, 2023

May 15,2023 
McMillan PTO Carnival 4:30 to 7:00 PM
Help with set up, take down and running carnival games.
Link to sign up: McMillan PTO May 12, 2023