College success begins with high school success.
College success begins with high school success and an early introduction to the rigorous coursework students will encounter in college. Students who have the advantage of Advanced Placement (AP) courses are more likely to go to college and graduate from college.
Our Colorado Legacy Schools (CLS) initiative works with 37 high schools across the state to dramatically increase the number and diversity of Colorado high school students who are succeeding in AP math, science, and English courses — especially students typically underrepresented in AP courses such as females, and students of poverty and color. CLS coursework also encourages students to pursue majors and careers in the rapidly-growing STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and math.
The goal is to enroll 30,000 new high school students in AP math, science, and English courses by 2017.
CLS is a local replication of the National Math + Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program, a national program dramatically increasing the number of students taking and passing AP math, science, and English exams, particularly for traditionally underrepresented students.