GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Juniors and seniors at Greencastle-Antrim High School will be able to take college-level courses in their own classrooms once a new program, funded by a small state grant, goes into effect, the high school principal said this week.
The program, Project 720, named for the number of days a high school student spends from freshman through senior year, is "the frosting on the cake," Jack Appleby said. The school has already implemented similar programs into its curriculum.
Still, Appleby said, Project 720 will enhance what is already in place.
"It will give us a finishing touch," he said.
Greencastle-Antrim's share of the grant, $50,000 a year over three years, is the smallest of the 67 Pennsylvania high schools that applied for a slice of the grant money that Gov. Ed Rendell set aside for the program, Appleby said.