Soucek Supports Funding of a ‘Cooperative Innovative High School’ in Watauga County

Published Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Release from N.C. Sen. Dan Soucek:

Sen. Soucek

Sen. Soucek

The Governor’s 2015-2017 recommended budget, which was released early March, funds eight new Cooperative Innovative High Schools (CIHS), one of which that will be located in Watauga County. With this plan, Watauga High School will receive $310,669 in order to fund the creation of this CIHS.

This high school program is a proven concept as some of the most successful schools in the state are this model. Cooperative Innovative High Schools work to support at-risk students and are a financially advantageous pathway to college. These programs give students the opportunity to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit while also graduating with a high school diploma.

This is a project that I have been working on for a year now and I am excited to see come to Watauga County. As the Senate is working to formulate a budget, I intend to fight to make sure this funding toward a CIHS in Watauga County that is present in the governor’s budget will also be a part of the final Senate budget.

For more information about Cooperative Innovative High Schools, click here.



Privacy Policy | Rights & Permissions | Discussion Guidelines

Website Management by Outer Banks Media