College and Career Readiness Grant
In 2015, the Legislature authorized under Senate Bill 515, the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) to set aside funds to support College and Career Readiness programs through a competitive grant process. The intent of these grants are 1) to create a competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) grant programs for students enrolled in middle school and high school in order to become college and career ready; 2) to increase participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and increase the AP success rates for high school students; 3) to increase and expand dual enrollment programs for students enrolled in high school, including charter schools, and simultaneously enrolled in college courses.
Both dual enrollment and AP courses provide high school students with the opportunity to earn credits or advanced standing at colleges and universities and prepare them for post-secondary education. Similarly, access to STEM programs will improve students' knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and prepare them for both college and their future careers.