Phoenix Union High School
District will benefit from a $4 million grant awarded to ASU by the U.S.
Department of Education. The “First in
the World” Grants were given to 24 colleges and universities in an effort to drive
innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and
ASU will focus on students
mastering competencies through project-based learning. ASU and PUHSD faculty will collaborate in an
early start program and a system of support for District’s students who plan to
attend ASU. Seniors can work on projects
during their senior year, continue during the summer and receive up to an
additional 12 credits toward degree requirement. Support will include establishing mentoring
and support networks for PUHSD students and their parents, career path
exploration, help in developing a sustainable financial plan to attend ASU and a
summer transition program for incoming freshmen.