"They believe they can get more students to go to college and stay there by making high school harder."
It's a perfect marriage: opportunity coupled with access. One high school in Spokane, Washington is working hard to build bridges between their typically under-challenged, low-income student population and challenging courses that normally would fall outside of their academic plan.
Aside from building esteem through meeting the demands of harder classes and achieving academic success, high schoolers plant seeds that will support their preparation for learning and performance at at the college level.
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