Student Assistance Programs
The Northwest R-I School Distict's motto is
All Children Will Learn
To ensure the success of every child serviced by the district, there are a variety of programs available. Below you will find a list of these programs and the contact person for each.
The Northwest Food Service Department is part of the National School Lunch Program. NSLP is dedicated to the health and well-being of our nation's children and designs menu options to not only be appetizing and serve a variety of tastes, but to meet all government nutrition guidelines.
The district has adopted the following family-size income criteria for determining eligibility:
Children from families whose current income is at or below those shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Applications are available at the school office. To apply, fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application and return it to the school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. A complete application is required as a condition of eligibility. A complete application includes:
School officials may verify current income at any time during the school year.
Foster children may be eligible regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.
If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for these benefits.
Click on the file below to access the 2011-2012 application form.
Northwest High School's graduating class of 2011 received $2,983,642 in scholarships.
Use this area to provide parents with listings of current or upcoming scholarships available for their children. Encourage parents to get involved early with their child's future. Include opportunities for:
In addition, your district may also want to provide links or information about State and Federal grants.
Information regarding military opportunities for post graduation is available in the guidance office at NHS. Students may also click here to view the recruiter visit schedule for NHS.
Click on the military organization below for more information.
Beginning with the class of 2015, students must earn an advanced or proficient on the official Algebra I EOC to be eligible at graduation for the A+ incentive. If they do not pass BUT meet all other A+ requirements (and are enrolled in the program), they can enroll in community college, take a minimum of 12 hours and pay out of pocket for the 1st semester. If they achieve a 2.5, they can then apply to begin using A+ the 2nd semester.
Northwest High School has been designated as an A+ School. This means that if a student signs an agreement form and meets the following requirements, upon graduation they then may be eligible to receive a grant that covers two years of tuition at any public community college, or public vocational or technical school in the state of Missouri. A+ Agreement Forms can be picked up in the Guidance Office or the Freshmen Principal's Office.
The A+ grant program is funded by the State of Missouri and is not the responsibility of the Northwest R-1 School District. Northwest High School must maintain it's A+ designation to be eligible for the program.
(636) 274-0555 ext. 720