Two Louisville high schools will share a three-year $1.5 million dollar federal grant. The money is intended to help students become better connected with their schools.
Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman says the grant will go to Doss and Iroquois High School Magnet Career Academies in south Louisville.
“The smaller learning communities are critical to creating a more seamless transition from middle to high schools, and building a sense of community and belonging and nurturing students’s social and emotional needs and skills as they progress through high schools,” Berman said.
The concept includes an academy for incoming freshmen and a more specialized course of study for students in the 10th through 12th grades, tailored to their potential career paths.