Grant helps students in military families take AP courses

October 20, 2016

By Nelson Garcia, 9NEWS | October 19, 2016


COLORADO SPRINGS – For students like Zach LaCross, adjusting to school can be difficult. “Five different schools in seven years,” LaCross said. “This is the sixth actually.” LaCross is a senior at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs. Both his parents serve in the Air Force and he has moved from state to state from continent to continent. He says moving all the time has given him an uneven academic experience.

“You just kind of have to scrap everything you learned before that and relearn something new,” LaCross said. To address that, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Math & Science Initiative, and the Colorado Education Initiative’s Legacy Schools Program have teamed up to support schools serving large numbers of military families. Wednesday, a $2.3 million grant was announced to help students take more Advanced Placement courses.

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