Vista PEAK P-20 Campus Selected For Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative

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Vista PEAK P-20 Campus Selected For Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative

The Colorado Legacy Foundation selected the Vista PEAK P-20 Campus to get additional funding to add to its Advanced Placement program. The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is funding the local Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative, which recently selected 11 schools across the state.

The Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative supports students in both geographically and demographically-diverse schools to increase accessibility and success in rigorous math, science and English Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

The initiative provides funding for extensive teacher training, student exam fees, classroom equipment and supplies, awards for those who excel, and extra study time for students during Saturday Study Sessions. Vista PEAK will receive support for three school years beginning in 2014-2015.

The first 13 schools to participate in the Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative increased the number of students earning qualifying scores on AP math, science and English exams by 68% in just one year. In this same year, these schools increased the number of female students earning qualifying scores in math and science by 78%, and the number of African-American and Hispanic students earning qualifying scores by 106%.

About Colorado Legacy Foundation

The Colorado Legacy Foundation (CLF) is an independent non-profit working in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and public education stakeholders to accelerate bold improvement in student achievement through innovation, collaboration, and capacity building. CLF believes that increased student achievement for all Colorado students requires effective leaders in every school, effective educators in every classroom, and healthy and engaging environments that ignite a passion for learning in every student. CLF equips teachers, leaders, and organizations with the knowledge, tools, guidance, and resources to drive improvement outcomes while creating the conditions to innovate together, share knowledge, and explore new possibilities. CLF works to accelerate the achievement of a high-quality K-12 educational system that ensures the success of every educator, leader and student.

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