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DoD funds college-readiness program at area high schools


Last updated 2/3/2021 at 4:09pm

A two-year College Readiness Program from the National Math and Science Initiative is launching at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Widefield High School and Mesa Ridge High School, all military-connected schools near Fort Carson. The U.S. Department of Defense funds the program.

After one year in NMSI's CRP, students at military-impacted schools average a 45-percent increase in mastery of college-level concepts in math and science - compared to the national average increase of 5.6 percent. That increase is 81.5 percent for Black students, 34 percent for Latinos and 38.4 percent for female...

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