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Kalaheo Advances AP Program

Kalaheo High School has received a substantial boost in cash to help it expand its Advanced Placement courses for military students.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie, state schools superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, AP students and dignitaries witnessed the Feb. 10 presentation of $112,000 from the National Math and Science Initiative at the school. The funding comes through U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity and will pay for more AP course offerings and also incentive rewards for students who achieve qualifying scores (3 or higher) on select AP exams.

The NMSI program already is in place at Campbell, Leilehua, Mililani and Radford high schools with promising results, both in enrollment and scores. A score of 3 potentially qualifies the student for college-level credit.

Matayoshi said the NMSI partnership affirms the DOE’s commitment “to equip students from military families with consistent, high-quality math, science and English education.”