Huntington Beach Union receives grant for advanced learning opportunities

January 16, 2014 by  

The California Department of Education recently announced that the Huntington Beach Union High School District will be receiving $50,000 as part of a program that provides grants to schools in the state so that they can provide students with advanced learning opportunities.

No doubt the school district has been using flyer printing not only to let the community know of this award but to let it know of the new programs that will be available as a result of this grant.

Huntington Beach’s school district is one of 67 in the state to receive a grant under the Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP). According to state Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, this program has been around for many years and is designed to support high school programs of an innovative nature that help students develop real-world skills for the 21st century.

The use of the funds was made flexible in 2009 when there was a budget crisis in the state. This meant that the money was made available for any general education purpose but this component expired this year, according to officials from the department.

Torlakson said that now that these funds are available again for their original purpose, California can continue to develop state-of-the-art programs so that students can develop their skills and talents for a career or college and also explore various areas of study more deeply.

The Department of Education commented that the advanced learning opportunities can be used in the subject areas of history, mathematics, English, foreign languages, social science and the visual performing arts.