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Sci High Partners in $2M+ Competitive Grants

Dec 19, 2010

Sci High was one of three partner high schools that worked together to obtain a competitive grant of more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education.

The grant, announced in September, was awarded under the Gulf Coast Recovery Program, established to improve education in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Gustav.

The amount, $2,352,866, will be shared among Lusher Charter School, Edna Karr High School and Sci High. The grant is designed to improve teaching, help students with academic needs, link students to college opportunities and provide a way to assess teachers’ performances and help them improve.

The money will also allow Sci High to track seniors for five years after graduation.

Porea noted that Sci High is launching a “closing-the-gap period”— a time set aside daily when a teacher will focus on remediation or enrichment, whichever is appropriate for each student.