NY District Uses ESSA to Create “Academy of Excellence” 

NY District Uses ESSA to Create “Academy of Excellence” 

August 13, 2018

According to Tom Dinki at the Olean Times Herald, the Olean City School District in New York wants more of its students to be “halfway toward earning their college diploma by the time they graduate high school,” so the district is developing an “Academy of Excellence,” which “would formalize the pathways already available for Olean High School students to earn college credit but also add additional support and resources.” The funding for the academy’s development comes through ESSA’s Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which the district applied for earlier this year.