Grant gives LA students more options

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Education > Board approves $100K amendment for different type of curriculum

By Tris DeRoma

The Los Alamos School Board recently made the safety net a little wider for high school grads when it approved a $100,000 amendment to the school budget. The money comes in the form of a grant from the New Mexico Public Education Department.
According to school officials, the grant will be used to lay the foundation for a curriculum suited for students who don’t necessarily want to go straight to college after high school, but perhaps explore other options, such as a trade or preparation for a career in the military or law enforcement.
The grant’s official name is “Early College in the High School”, and is sponsored and promoted by Gov. Susana Martinez through a partnership with New Mexico’s business community.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eugene Schmidt said the money will be used to lay the foundation of the program, to buy the equipment and do the planning they need to slowly grow and nurture what they hope will be a permanent asset for the community.

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