The Liberty Union High School District has been awarded $35,000 from the AT&T Foundation's signature initiative, AT&T Aspire, a grant program that supports high school success and workforce readiness.
Part of the grant funds will be used to support the development of a bridge, a summer boot camp that will provide intensive math instruction to incoming ninth- and 10th-grade students at risk of failing algebra.
The commitment from AT&T can serve as a model for other organizations who would like to develop partnerships with public education institutions that can have a positive impact on our youth, said Superintendent Dan Smith. We are also appreciative of the creative work of Sarah Singrin and (Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services) Mary Vinciguerra for developing the proposal for the summer Algebra boot camp' in our district.
We know that success in algebra is critical for students as they start their high school career, and are optimistic this grant will significantly help students, reduce our dropout rate, and improve the math test scores.