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Bossier Schools receive major grant to expand AP Program

Bossier Parish Schools has become the first district in Louisiana to be chosen by the National Math and Science Initiative to receive a $900,000 grant to expand the Advanced Placement program at two military connected schools Bossier and Parkway.
Bossier Parish Schools has become the first district in Louisiana to be chosen by the National Math and Science Initiative to receive a $900,000 grant to expand the Advanced Placement program at two military connected schools Bossier and Parkway.

The grant, made possible by the Department of Defense Educational Activity Fund, will serve as the catalyst for NMSI's College Readiness Program.

The program includes open enrollment in rigorous AP math, science and English classes for all eligible students at Bossier and Parkway, whether military dependents or not.

By giving students the opportunity to take college-level courses and master the material by equipping them with needed resources, they gain not only college credit but are also more likely to succeed in college.

Bossier Schools Superintendent D.C. Machen said, "This collaboration will not only provide the venue for each of these schools to dramatically increase the number of students pursuing Advance Placement Courses and achieve the highest rankings on their accompanying AP Exams, but will provide enhanced training, resources, and initiatives to improve the quality of instruction for a large pool of educators within our system."

Another facet to the grant is financial incentives are awarded to teachers, students, administrators and schools for measurable achievement.

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