A+ Partnership Plan
15533 Hwy KK
Board of Education
June 4, 2009
A+ PARTNERSHIP PLAN AND COMMITTEE GOALS
The purpose of the A+ Program is to insure that:
Various components of the A+ Program attempt to address the above goals by providing opportunities for all high school youth to:
The A+ Program cannot succeed without the assistance of community members. This assistance is requested in the form of speakers to classes, tours of businesses, college tours, job shadowing for students, and volunteers for various areas in our school.
Therefore, this Partnership Plan has
been developed by an Advisory Committee comprised of local business persons,
labor leaders, parents, school personnel, students, school patrons and
representatives of colleges and post-secondary vocational and technical
schools. The intent of the Partnership Plan
is to further facilitate the meeting of the goals of the A+ Program at
A+ PROGRAM COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES
School Improvement Plan Advisory Committee
Partnership/Citizenship Advisory Committee
Procedure To Review/Revise Information On An Annual Basis
During the first year of the A+ Schools Program, the A+ Schools Partnership/Advisory Committee met in October to prepare the initial Partnership Plan.
During the subsequent years of the A+ Schools Program, the Partnership Plan has been and will be reviewed at least once each year by the A+ Schools Partnership/Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide information to update the plan in order to best meet the needs and goals of the program and the needs of students.
Job Shadowing is currently in place in the community. The Vocational Instructors, Counselor, and the A+ Coordinator will contact local businesses to continue the growth of this program.
Students will be allowed to participate in job shadowing activities that directly relate to their chosen career path. Parental consent must be given before job shadowing.
Recruitment Of Volunteers
Volunteers for the
Job Shadowing Requirements
Students, grades 9-12, who have signed an A+ Participation Agreement, are eligible according to the A+ and School Policies, and are participating in the A+ Program, shall be eligible to participate in the school sponsored Job Shadowing Program. The A+ Coordinator will make arrangements in cooperation with the student and their parents. Parents must sign a permission slip and a health release form before students may participate in Job Shadowing.
Students who are in the A+ Program, but on the ineligible list, shall not participate in Job Shadowing until they become eligible.
Specific activities must be completed, according to the specification of the A+ Coordinator. This includes permission slips for Job Shadowing.
Students will be allowed to attend Career Fairs during each school year. The Career Fairs will be chosen by student interest and availability. Periodically an all school Career Fair will be held for grades 7-12.
Teacher Externship/Student Internship
Teachers will be invited to participate in externship experiences during the summer months, when the externship program is available. This will be a two week program which includes 40 hours or equal time otherwise arranged by the teacher-business. These externships should allow teachers to gain insight into the objective they need to implement in order to better prepare their students for employment/postgraduate studies.
The State of
Requirement I: The
The Goals that have been set out by the
GOAL 1: All students will graduate from high school.
Performance Standard 1: The graduation rate of
Objective A: Continue to implement the
Performance Standard 2: The number of semester failures for each year will be decreased by one percent as compared to the previous failures, with a goal of zero (0) percent failures.
Objective A: Improve over-all student achievement.
Objective B: Students will make class selections based on interests, aptitudes, and career pathway choice
GOAL 2: All students will complete a selection of high school studies that is challenging and for which there are identified learning expectations.
Performance Standard 1: Linn County R-I High School students will complete a challenging program of studies in high school, so that they will be well prepared to continue their post-high school education or job training.
Objective A: Linn County R-I High School will expand and modify the curriculum to provide challenging curricular offerings for all students.
Objective B: Linn County R-I High School will continue to eliminate general track courses
Objective C: Linn County R-I will continually update technology for grades 7-12
Objective D: Linn County R-I High School will continue to implement/expand/install a multi-media networked system throughout the school.
GOAL 3: Ensure that all students proceed from high school graduation to a college or post-secondary vocational or high wage job with work place skill development opportunities.
Performance Standard 1. A higher percentage of high school graduates (1) will continue their education and complete training for careers commensurate with the job market, or (2) use skills they gain in high school to obtain a high wage job as defined by the administrative planning guide for A+ Schools.
Objective A: Each year a higher percentage of
Objective B: The number of
Objective C: Continue a system that will ensure that the students who plan to participate in the A+ Schools Program understand what they have to do to receive the A+ Scholarship.
REQUIREMENT II: Specify the knowledge, skills and competencies, in measurable terms that students must demonstrate to successfully complete any individual course offered by the school, and any course of studies which qualify a student for graduation from the school.
Statement: The Linn County R-I School District shall specify the knowledge, stills and competencies, in measurable terms, that students must demonstrate to successfully complete any individual course offered by the school, and any course of study which qualify a student for graduation from the school. The district shall have activities in place to measure and record mastery of each item of knowledge, skill or competency identified.
At freshmen orientation students are advised of the number of credits required to meet graduation requirements. These requirements are presented to students, in print, and on their A+ portfolio folders.
Criteria: Evidence will be based on curriculum and assessment documents which Identify knowledge, skills and competencies for each course offered toward graduation; Document relationship to Show-Me Standards; and Describe how the curriculum implementation allows for measuring, assessing and recording student mastery
A+ STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS
Students should complete and file the FAFSA form before graduation; the most desirable date is by April 1st. Colleges do not issue A+ funds until all scholarships and grants (that do not have to be repaid) are determined. Grant funds are determined by the FAFSA.
Students may file an estimated FAFSA when conditions prevent them from submitting actual numbers.
Student information should be sent to the A+ State Office no later than two weeks after graduation. And must be sent by June 30th, unless a citizenship – court issue is unresolved. Should this happen, student information must be sent by August 1st.
A+ Participation Agreement
I, _________________________, have read and agree to the following eligibility provisions as established in the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. * To claim eligibility under the A+ Schools Program I will:
- Attend a designated A+ School for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years prior to graduation.
- Graduate from high school with an unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Have at least a 95% attendance record for the four years of high school.
- Perform fifty (50) hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring.
- Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and alcohol.
Be it understood that in exchange for meeting or exceeding the stated criteria that the above named student may be eligible for reimbursements as established in the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993 or DESE A+ Rule 5 CSR 50-350.040. ** Said reimbursements are the responsibility of the Missouri General Assembly and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and NOT the Linn County R-I School District.*** Reimbursements are described as:
The tuition incentives will be made available, subject
to legislative appropriation, only after the student has made a documented good
faith effort to first secure all available federal postsecondary student
financial assistance funds that do not require repayment. The tuition incentives will only be made
available to reimburse the unpaid balance of the cost of tuition subject to
legislative appropriation after the federal postsecondary student financial
assistance funds have been applied to these costs. The period of eligibility shall be for a
period of two years during the four-year period of incentive availability, to
institutions approved by the Sate of Missouri, and the student must 1.) have
enrolled an attended on a full-time basis a
Hereby signed and AGREED to on the _______day of _____________________, __________. Hereby signed and DECLINED on the _______day of _____________________, __________. Student Signature: ___________________________ SSN: ____________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________ Expected year of graduation: __________ A+ Coordinator/Counselor Signature: ______________ HS Principal Signature: ____________ Review Dates: Sophomore _________ Junior _________ Senior _________
* The tuition incentive will be made available only after the student has made a documented good faith effort to first secure all available postsecondary student financial assistance funds that do not require repayment. The tuition incentive will only be made available to reimburse the unpaid balance of the cost of tuition, books, and fees.
requirements may be subject to change by the State of
*** The student financial
incentive program is dependent upon
To be eligible for the A+ Schools Program Tuition Reimbursement Incentive, a student must have a 95 percent accumulated attendance record for their four years of high school. Students are expected to attend school regularly. Therefore, the student will acquire the habits of punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility. A student who does not meet the 95% attendance requirement will not be eligible for the A+ Tuition Incentive as approved by the Missouri Legislative Group, the State School Board of Education, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (the Linn County R-I School is not responsible for any tuition reimbursements). The following attendance guidelines will be followed:
A+ Tutoring Guidelines
The A+ School Student Requirements include that the participant perform fifty (50) hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring. The following will serve as a set of guidelines for the completion of this requirement. Should questions or other circumstances arise, do not hesitate to contact the A+ Coordinator.
A+ Citizenship Requirements
Student eligibility for the A+ school financial incentives is based on their ability to meet five requirements during a four-year period prior to graduation from high school with one of those requirements being: “A student must maintain a record of good citizenship and avoidance of the unlawful use of drugs.”
The Advisory Committee shall be composed of the following for a one year term:
Linn County R-I High School Principal, Counselor, A+ Coordinator, One Linn County R-I Teaching Staff Member, The Linn County R-I Student Council President and Two A+ Committee Members
In an effort to
set forth for the parameters of good citizenship,
The Appeals Process for any Infraction is as Follows:
A+ APPEAL CERTIFICATION FORM
The student must notify the A+ Coordinator in writing of their intent to appeal, after notification of a citizenship infraction. The A+ Coordinator will have 10 school days to meet with the A+ Advisory Board after the appeal is received in order to approve or deny the appeal.
Student Name: ______________________________________ Today’s Date_____________
Parent/Guardian Name: __________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Address: ________________________________________________________ Contact Phone Number: _________________________________________________________
This request is to appeal the CITIZENSHIP and/or ATTENDANCE Certification of my son/daughter for the following school year: _______________ (circle one or both of the above).
In the space below, please indicate the basis of your appeal concerning the citizenship and/or attendance qualifications. If additional space is needed, please attach another sheet of paper.
Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________________________
Date received by the Appeals Committee: _______________
Recent Graduate Representatives
Tara Mundell, MU
Jana Schreckhise, NWMSU
Neslie Allnutt, CMSC
Jack Green, NWMS
John Quinn, State Representative
Trevor Stillwell, ASCS
Retired Citizen Representatives
Labor Representatives Darlene Long, Wal-Mart employee
Steve Klinger, ConAgra employee
Cheryl Finney, Walsworth
Steve Gray, Smith Motor Co.
Linda Forbes, Parent
Charla Rehbein, Parent
Carol Schreckhise, Parent
Terri Bennett, Parent
Margaret McQueen, Parent
Missy Hayes, Parent
Janet Waltz, Parent
Denise Bookout, Parent .
Katherine O’Kane, Parent
Sandra Munsterman, Parent
Diane Lentz, Parent
Student Representatives Current, Stu Co President
Current , Stu Co V. President
Current, Stu Co Secretary
Current , Stu Co Treas.
Current, Stu Co Mem at Lg
Bethany Morelock, Class of 2005
Skyeler Sayre, Class of 2006 Jessica Abbott, Class of 2006
Community Representatives Rev. Rusty Abbott, Minister
Rev. Jim Seago, Minister
Phyllis Miller, Housewife
Amy Nickell, Teacher
Kenny Wohler, Mayor of Purdin
Connie Turner, Turner Insurance
Board of Education Trevor Stillwell, School Bd President
Wally McGinnis, NCMC
Carol Schreckhise, Moore Co.
Health Care Representatives
Shawna Shifflet, Linn Co. Health Dept. Amy Creason, Linn Co. Health Dept.
School Representatives-Linn County R-I
John Brinkley, Superintendent
Ryan Livingston, Principal
Beth Lumsden, Counselor
Judy Clinch, Half-time teacher
Kerry Burkholder, Math teacher
Mollie Livingston, Elementary teacher
Phyllis Wilson, Secretary
Bonnie Shanks, Librarian
Doris Saale, Elementary Instructor
Melaine Herriman , At Risk Brenda Leap, Vo Ag Instructor
Superintendent - John Brinkley
High School Principal - Ryan Livingston
A+ Coordinator – Beth Ann Lumsden
Teaching Staff Member - Doris Saale
A+ Committee Member - Diane Lentz
A+ Committee Member - Carol Schreckhise
Citizens Bank and Trust,
Walsworth Publishing, Marceline/Brookfield, MO
Tom’s Collision Repair, Browning, MO
Linn County Health
Jim’s Auto Body,
Fountain Grove Wildlife,
Premium Standard Farms,
North Central Missouri
Green Hills Physical Therapy,
KTVO TV Station,
Locust Creek Vet Clinic,
Bank of Brookfield-Purdin,
Francine’s Bakery Parlor,
Brookfield Police Department,
Livingston County Sheriff’s Department,
Linn County Sheriff’s Department,
Miller Farms, Browning, MO
Conservation Department, Ken Polley,
Linn Humane Society,
Bank of Rothville,
The Wave Radio Station,
Country Real Estate,
Terry Tschannen, Attorney
Kirksville Police Department,
KRXL Radio Station,
Allstate Consultants PC,