GJ Sentinel: CMU, District 51 Team Up to Encourage More Kids to go to College

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

College and career advisors from Colorado Mesa University will begin working with School District 51 students next year in an effort to increase the number of students who pursue college or other post-secondary education.

School District 51 Board of Education members voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a five-year agreement for the new positions, which will cost the university approximately $261,600 a year and will cost the school district $21,600 a year.

The advisors will work at Grand Junction, Central, Palisade and Fruita high schools in order to “help students explore their post-secondary options and understand the potential ramifications of stopping their educations at a high school diploma,” according to a statement from the university.

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