COUCH -- Lacey Sorrell, A+ advisor at Couch School, announced last week that the A+ Advisory/Partnership Plan Committee meetings set at the school for February and March have been canceled. The next planned A+ meeting will be April 4. The committee will complete the A+ evaluation of the program. She said it is important for all members to be present.
Sorrell said there are 79 students currently in the program at the school. Status reports were sent to parents in January. "These reports inform parents about students' GPA, attendance and citizenship. Another status report will be sent to parents at the end of the second semester," Sorrell said.
The A+ advisor said December was a busy month at the school. "The A+ Designation Review went very well and we have received all the necessary signatures. I spoke with Mrs. Strand, state director of A+ Schools, and she said that all the information from our school looked promising. We should receive information from the A+ Board in late March or early April concerning our designation status. I feel confident we have completed all the necessary steps and we will become designated," she said.
The three other schools in Oregon Country -- Alton, Koshkonong and Thayer -- are already A+ schools. A+ designation allows students who qualify through GPA, attendance, 50 hours tutoring and citizenship to attend and receive reimbursements from two-year community colleges or vocational/technical schools in Missouri.