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San Antonio ISD’s dual credit program gets $1.5 million donation

February 14, 2019

The Greehey Foundation has committed to a $1.5 million donation over three years to the San Antonio Independent School District to expand dual-credit offerings.

The grant will create the Greehey Scholars Program for about 2,000 high school students beginning in the fall and ending in 2022. The funding allows SAISD to almost double its number of high school students taking courses for college credit.

Dual-credit students do not pay tuition or fees. The grant covers the fees SAISD must pay to the Alamo Colleges District and the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as books and transportation for dual-credit students.

“Once students realize they can handle the academic rigor of college courses, they will be more confident in their college-bound trajectory and more likely to complete their college dreams,” SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez said in a prepared statement. “And that is our ultimate goal.”

Alia Malik covers several school districts and the Alamo Colleges District in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read her on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | amalik@express-news.net | Twitter: @AliaAtSAEN