The U.S. Department of Education awarded a five-year $1.9 million grant to Santa Rosa County Schools to create community learning centers that offer “academic enrichment” opportunities when school is out of session.
The criteria requires the grant be used to assist students who attend “high-poverty and low-performing” schools.
“The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children,” according to the Department of Education.
This is the first year Santa Rosa County was eligible for the grant.
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