Highline Public Schools receives $50K grant to strengthen its AP program

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The College Spark Community Grants Program is awarding $50,000 to Highline Public Schools to strengthen its Advanced Placement (AP) program, the district announced Thursday, May 18.

The grant will help AP students be successful, pass AP exams and earn their first college credits.

“The College Spark grant will give more of our students a jumpstart on college,” Superintendent Susan Enfield said. “By earning college credits in high school, students will spend less time and money earning their degrees. That head start is critical for our students, and we are truly grateful for this support.”

Highline’s goal is to increase the number of students who pass AP English and mathematics exams. Passed exams count for credit at colleges and universities.

The grant will help Highline deliver on its commitment to give all students opportunities to take college credit-bearing courses in high school. It will fund professional development and other support to AP teachers to ensure students succeed in AP and other college-level courses. The goal is to help students who have financial need transition successfully to college and complete college degrees.

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