• Graduation Recognition Incentive Program (G.R.I.P)

    The purpose of the Graduation Recognition Incentive Program (G.R.I.P.) program is to encourage seniors to stay on track to graduation by successfully completing 24 credits in good academic standing, increase their attendance rate and graduate on time. G.R.I.P.’s primary goals are to improve graduation and attendance rates in the district and reduce the dropout rate by offering incentives to students. This program is a win-win situation for KCPS students and their schools.

    Seniors would enjoy incentives that pays for a substantial chunk of graduation cost. The G.R.I.P. program would award up to $400 to qualified seniors to help defray the cost of graduation fees, cap & gown, senior dues, senior sweats set, prom ticket and other school activities.

    Guidelines

    • All KCPS seniors are eligible to participate in the G.R.I.P. Student incentive packages will be awarded on May 10th. Students who have already purchased any of items eligible under the incentive package will be reimbursed.
    • To earn one of the four student level incentive packages, students must meet attendance as well as graduation requirement goals.
    • The attendance requirement will be determined by the Proportional Attendance Rate (PAR) guidelines as established by DESE
      • The program begins on the first day of school, August 14, 2019, or the first day the student enrolled into our school.
      • All absences, both excused and unexcused, from that day forward until the end of the school year will be counted for the G.R.I.P. Incentive

    District Graduation requirements include:

    • Completion of required EOC assessments
    • Completion of College and Career assessments (ACT, ASVAB, Accuplacer, SAT)
    • Service-Learning requirements
    • FAFSA Completion
    • U.S. Constitution and MO Constitution requirements
    • Completion of a college application and a college tour

    Incentive Packages

    G.R.I.P. will be offering incentive packages based on the proportional attendance rate (PAR):

    • 100%
    • 90% - 99.9%
    • 85% - 89.9%

    The incentive packages are as followed:

    Seniors who maintain 100% attendance are eligible to receive the following incentive package. (Value of Package $400.00)

    • Senior dues assistance up to $100.00
    • Cap and Gown ($80.00)
    • Jostens Hoodie and sweatshirt set ($66.00)
    • Free game tickets to all School events (Daily/Weekly Review). This incentive will be awarded on a quarterly basis.
    • Pair of prom tickets ($100.00)
    • Free District Computer Chromebook
    • District Recognition of attendance award

    Seniors who maintain 99.9% - 90% attendance are eligible to receive the following incentive package. (Value of Package - $300.00)

    • Senior dues assistance up to $75.00
    • Cap and Gown ($80.00)
    • Jostens Hoodie and sweatshirt set ($66.00)
    • Free game tickets to all School events (Daily/Weekly Review). This incentive will be awarded on a quarterly basis.
    • Single prom tickets assistance up to $75.00
    • Free District Computer Chromebook
    • District Recognition of attendance award

    Seniors who maintain 89.9% to 85% attendance are eligible to receive the following incentive package. (Value of Package - $250.00)

    • Senior dues assistance up to $50.00
    • Cap and Gown ($80.00)
    • Jostens Hoodie and sweatshirt set ($66.00)
    • Free game tickets to all School events (Daily/Weekly Review). This incentive will be awarded on a quarterly basis.
    • Single prom tickets assistance up to $50.00
    • Free District Computer Chromebook
    • District Recognition of attendance award

    School wide competition will be based on Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for each school.

    • Senior sponsor trip to St Louis ($5,000)
      • Six Flags
      • Meals ticket up to $15.00
    • T-Shirt Award (School design winner)
    • District wide Award Ceremony
    • Traveling Trophy (Each Year)