The mission of the Montrose Academic Booster Club is to recognize,
promote and publicize academic achievement
in the Montrose RE-1J School District in all grade levels.
The Academic Booster Club was organized in 1983, the product of a need identified by teachers and parents alike. The idea was born when a local teacher noted that academic excellence should be recognized in the same way as athletic success. With the support of civic leaders and generous volunteers, the idea became reality.
The Academic Booster Club has collected and returned between $4,000 and $6,000 each year to schools and students. Funding for the recognition program and for grants comes from the community: individuals, community service groups, bequests and businesses. Make a donation today!
A+BC Grants and Recognition
A+BC awards grants to teachers, students, parents, administrators and support staff to promote positive academic experiences. The Academic Booster Club has collected and returned between $4,000 and $6,000 each year to schools and students. A+BC has awarded over $225,000 in grant money since its inception in 1983.
A+BC’s recognition programs honor top students from all grades through the schools and media. Each school in the RE-1J district selects one student per month to be an A+BC Student of the Month. These students are recognized at quarterly awards ceremonies. A+BC also recognizes high school students who have earned a weighted GPA of 3.75 or above for the academic year. These student are awarded with an academic letter or bar at an annual ceremony.
A+BC Community Impact
Perhaps the greatest accomplishment to date is increased community awareness created by the recognition process. Montrose and Olathe citizens realize the value of education and the work hard needed to make a good school district better. The culmination of this awareness is national mention of A+BC by two United States Presidents and the Secretary of Education.