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Department of Education awards PRIME grants

(photo courtesy of the Indiana Department of Education)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business)- The Indiana Department of Education has awarded 22 schools around the state with grants to support the launch of the Indiana Postsecondary Ready Investigative Mathematics Experience math transitions course. The IDOE says the funding will support students as they develop and retain math skills needed for after high school.

The course is intended to help students build math knowledge and skills and helps increase Indiana’s postsecondary completion rates. According to the IDOE, the course is designed for students who have achieved the minimum math requirements for a Core 40 diploma but want additional assistance as they prepare for life after high school.

The department says schools will receive up to $10,000 to support professional development and technical assistance for educators.

Schools receiving the grant for the 2022-2023 school year include:

  • Linton-Stockton High School, Linton-Stockton School Corp.
  • Eastern Hancock High School, Eastern Hancock County Community School Corp.
  • Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Vigo County School Corp.
  • Terre Haute North Vigo High School, Vigo County School Corp.
  • West Vigo High School, Vigo County School Corp.
  • Huntington North High School, Huntington County Community School Corp.
  • Bishop Luers High School, Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • Bremen Senior High School, Bremen Public Schools
  • Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School, Southeast Dubois County School Corp.
  • Morton High School, School City Of Hammond
  • Boonville High School, Warrick County School Corp.
  • F. J. Reitz High School, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.
  • North High School, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.
  • William Henry Harrison High School, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.
  • Hammond Central High School, School City of Hammond
  • Crown Point High School, Crown Point Community School Corp.
  • Tipton High School, Tipton Community School Corp.
  • South Adams High School, South Adams Schools
  • Anderson Preparatory Academy
  • Griffith Junior Senior High School, Griffith Public Schools
  • Sheridan High School, Sheridan Community Schools
  • New Prairie High School, New Prairie United School Corp.

The IDOE says three Indiana higher education institutions, including Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana State University and the University of Southern Indiana, have agreed to place students who have completed the Indiana PRIME math transitions course with a B or better directly into their quantitative reasoning course.

The grants, which are in their fourth round, are awarded in collaboration with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The grants are funded through Indiana’s STEM Program Alignment Fund.