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SAISD to benefit from $1.5 million grant from The Greehey Family Foundation

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SAISD to benefit from $1.5 million grant from The Greehey Family Foundation

Three-year grant to fund dual credit expansion


Feb. 14, 2019 – San Antonio ISD will benefit from a $1.5 million grant from The Greehey Family Foundation, which will expand dual credit offerings to a wider range of students. The funds, which will come through the SAISD Foundation over the next three years, will create the Greehey Scholars Program.

The program will be offered to students beginning in the fall of 2019 and will help approximately 2,000 high school students take dual credit courses through 2022.

As a result of the grant, SAISD will be able to support dual credit offerings to nearly double the number of students currently taking these college-level courses for both general academic and career and technology offerings (CTE).

“With this funding, the District will target students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard,” said Superintendent Pedro Martinez. “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. And that is our ultimate goal.”

Since there are no student fees for these courses, philanthropic funds are critical to the expansion of these offerings, covering the Districts’ costs, including fees to Alamo Colleges and UTSA, books and transportation.