PUHSD To Benefit From a $4 million Grant Awarded to ASU

Posted by Community Relations on 10/22/2014

Phoenix Union High School District will benefit from a $4 million grant awarded to ASU by the U.S. Department of Education. The “First in the World” Grants were given to 24 colleges and universities in an effort to drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability.

ASU will focus on students mastering competencies through project-based learning. ASU and PUHSD faculty will collaborate in an early start program and a system of support for District’s students who plan to attend ASU. Seniors can work on projects during their senior year, continue during the summer and receive up to an additional 12 credits toward degree requirement. Support will include establishing mentoring and support networks for PUHSD students and their parents, career path exploration, help in developing a sustainable financial plan to attend ASU and a summer transition program for incoming freshmen.