The Advanced Placement classes in Houston County high schools will be expanding for military families.
According to a release, the AP program will be expanding to the five high schools and will also benefit eight middle schools thanks to a $2.87 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity.
While any student will be able to benefit from the program, Houston County Schools were selected because of their large military family population, Houston County spokesperson Beth McLaughlin says.
At an event announcing the program last week, Gov. Deal said, "This expansion of NMSI's AP Program in Georgia will help encourage more of our young people to pursue careers in these fields and build the content knowledge and skills of our STEM teaching workforce."
Advanced Placement classes allow students to take college level courses while still in high school and take a test to help earn college credit when applying to college.