Recognizing the great benefit to our students, and to our school as an educational institution, the Houston R-I School District has joined other Missouri High Schools in having A+ status. The high school A+ program offers students a rigorous program of academic and technical education that prepares them for the workplace, post-secondary vocational-technical training or college.
As an incentive for students and a means to build a strong Missouri workforce, the state offers free tuition and fees to a Missouri Community College or Technical School for students who complete the A+ program.
Houston High School recognizes the great impact of Missouri’s A+ Schools, not only as a means of financial assistance for post-secondary education, but also as an outstanding educational model for Missouri High Schools.
Students win with A+ Schools because all students participate in a rigorous program of academic and technical education that will prepare them for their future educational and career goals.
The Missouri State Board of Education has designated the Holden High School as an A+ School. Graduates meeting the requirements are eligible for state reimbursement for the cost of tuition and fees while attending any Missouri Public Community College or Post-Secondary Vocational or Technical School as a full-time student.
To be eligible, each student must have entered into an agreement with a designated A+ School and have met the following requirements:
Additional information can be found under "Useful Links" in the A+ folder.