North County students have a great reason to get better grades thanks to a $949,525 grant the Imperial Valley Regional Occupation Program has received to create its Students Toward Achieving Results program.
STAR will serve 450 academically achieving youth at Brawley and Calipatria high schools and aims of increasing high school graduation and college enrollment rates of North County youth.
Participants will receive mentoring, career assessment, tutoring, participate in math and science classes, leadership development and college-bound activities. Subsidized summer employment in a science or math-related field will be provided for students.
Students ages 14-18 and in grades eight through 11 in North County high schools will be eligible to participate in the program, as long as they have one of the following: a "B" grade-point average or higher, at least a 90 percent school attendance rate, show marked improvement in grades or attendance or achievement in areas such as community service, sports or music.