DENVER (AP) – The National Math and Science Institute is investing $10.5 million to expand a program aimed at boosting Colorado students’ enrollment in Advanced Placement classes and their scores on AP exams.

The Colorado Legacy Foundation supported a pilot of the program in Colorado in the 2010-2011 school year, with seven high schools participating.

The money announced Tuesday will expand it, with three-year grants to support 30 high schools and their feeder schools with the goal of increasing AP enrollment and scores, especially among blacks, Hispanics and lower-income students.

The National Math and Science Institute’s program provides cash incentives to students who score high on AP tests in math, science and English and to their teachers. It also includes teacher training, stipends for student exam fees, and student study sessions.

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