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Programs that give Lake County Schools students greater exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers are getting a boost from a matching grant program.

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (Consortium) recently awarded The Education Foundation of Lake County $91,124 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

The High School High Tech (HSHT) program at East Ridge High School is one of the beneficiaries of the matching grant. HSHT is designed to motivate students will all types of disabilities to graduate from high school and pursue interests in STEM related careers such as coding or engineering.

Other Lake County Schools programs that will benefit from the funding boost include the Back-to-School Fair which gives low performing students essential supplies to help them succeed in the classroom.

A new International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Tavares High School also will receive a portion of the funding. The IB program offers enrolled students the opportunity to earn up to thirty college credits.

For more information, please read this news release.

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