CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- All six of Cherokee County's public high schools will offer new Advanced Placement courses in the STEM subjects during the upcoming school year.
The new courses will be added through a nationwide grant program called the AP STEM Access Program.
To qualify for the program, a school must show the potential for increased STEM course participation by women and minorities, and the likelihood that most students will earn passing scores of 3 or higher on the national end-of-course exams.
"Because of this grant, thousands of students will have new opportunities for advanced learning that will better prepare them for college and their future careers," Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, said in a statement. DonorsChoose.org distributed the AP STEM Access Program funding with a $5 million grant from Google's Global Impact Awards.