US Hispanics: Colorado Legacy Schools Report Triple-Digit Increases in Advanced Placement Qualifying Scores
Today the Colorado Legacy Foundation (CLF) announced triple-digit gains in Advanced Placement (AP) qualifying scores at three high schools that serve military families. The schools are supported as part of the Initiative for Military Families (IMF), which CLF is leading in Colorado through its Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative. The schools are: Widefield High School (Colorado Springs), Mesa Ridge High School (Colorado Springs), and Fountain Fort Carson High School (Fountain).
“The Colorado Legacy Schools program teaches students the skills they need to excel in college,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “By incorporating high schools that serve military bases in our state, this program is helping to ensure students of military families are challenged with rigorous, college-level coursework regardless of where their families are called to serve.”
The Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative is a local replication of the National Math and Science Initiative’s (NMSI) proven Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program (APTIP), which has demonstrated an unprecedented track record closing the achievement gap and increasing college readiness in program schools. The three high schools piloted the program during the 2011-2012 school year, with a focus on dramatically improving the number and diversity of students who enroll in AP coursework and receive qualifying scores on their exams.
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