Student Eligibility

  • To be eligible for the financial incentives of the A+ Schools Program, a student must be certified as an A+ student by Ritenour High School.

    To achieve this certification, a student must:
    • Sign an A+ Schools Participation Agreement by January 1 of senior year.
    • Attend an A+ designated school for the three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation.
    • Graduate with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale.
    • Graduate with a 95 percent attendance record.
    • Perform 50 hours of unpaid one-on-one tutoring or mentoring on district property.
    • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the illegal use and/or possession of drugs, alcohol, and/or related paraphernalia.
    • Score “Advanced” or “Proficient” on the Algebra I End of Course exam.

    To receive A+ funds from the state, the following must also be completed:

    • Make a documented good-faith effort to secure all available federal post-secondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment (FAFSA).
    • Register with the Selective Service, if required by law to do so.

    A semester report advising the student’s progress toward certification will be sent as soon as possible after the end of each semester.

    Required documentation must be submitted to the A+ coordinator by May 1 of the student’s senior year.