Funding from the Colorado Education Initiative will give Montezuma-Cortez High School students more opportunities to enroll in Advanced Placement classes, Principal Jason Wayman said.
The program is focused on getting more Native American students involved with math, science and language arts AP programs. But Wayman said he’s hoping more students of all backgrounds will participate.
“We’re trying to recruit more students and give it a shot,” he said.
CEI recruited M-CHS to enroll in the two-year grant program, which will start during the 2016-2017 school year. The funding covers the fee to take an AP test and pays for more teacher training, as well as providing for student study sessions, Wayman said.
The program will help fund more training sessions for teachers so they can better understand how to teach the material, Wayman said.
Those sessions will include showing teachers how AP tests are graded, so they can help students get a higher score on the test, he said.
In the past, M-CHS has sent one or two teachers to training for teaching AP classes, but Wayman said the school will send 10 to 15 teachers this summer.