East Mecklenburg High School Successful In Enrolling More Students Of Color In Advanced Classes

East Meck had some help in getting more of these students in AP courses from Equal Opportunity Schools, an organization that works with hundreds of schools nationwide — and 10 schools in CMS — to get more low-income students and students of color enrolled in academically challenging programs.

Starting last year, all students took an in-depth EOS survey that helped school officials to better target students capable of passing an advanced course. “The students identified their own skills,” Price said.” [Answers like] I’m a hard worker, I do my homework on time, I ask questions, I’m inquisitive and I want to learn more in class.”

Read more on WFAE 90.7