Nonprofit Program Expands Access to AP Courses

November 21, 2014

Nelson Garcia
9News
November 20, 2014

The Colorado Education Initiative celebrates increasing access to Advanced Placement classes to more diverse students.

DENVER – Brett Butera teaches his dream class at Thomas Jefferson High School thanks to a government grant and nonprofit program aimed at getting more diverse students into Advanced Placement classes.

“I thought that this school in particular could really use this class because it is of interest to so many students,” Butera, science teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver.

His AP Environmental Science class is made possible by a program run by The Colorado Education Initiative. CEI looked at the students who tend to take Advanced Placement courses to receive college credit in high school and saw a problem.

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