Kennedy High School gets $350k grant to expand programs


Kennedy High School

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Kennedy High School has received a $350,000 grant to broaden its college- and career-ready programs.

The grant, from the state’s Education and Workforce Innovation Fund, will be used over the next five years to enhance Kennedy’s four career academies.

Students at the magnet high school must enroll in one of its four tracks: creative enterprises, construction and design, health sciences or ProStart, a restaurant-management program.

Combined with matching funds from the district and private support, the school will pour $525,000 into its programs.

Kennedy serves students in middle school grades, as well, with two programs designed to help students who have fallen behind. The grant will expand the focus on early college- and career-preparation in those grades.

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