Austin-East Magnet High School is receiving another grant to help students in the classroom. For the third straight year, the school is getting the School Improvement Grant. They celebrated the news Wednesday morning.
Last year, the school invested the money into its algebra 1 classrooms by buying laptops and instruction programs. The school says students made a 40 percent gain with the new technology.
This year, the grant will fund 160 iPad 3s for the sophomore English 2 class.
Administrators say they're hopeful for more growth, and say the improvements are inspiring for students.
"To see our kids succeed and see them get excited about making gains on their ACT scores and getting those college acceptance letters, it has been a wonderful shift in our culture over the last five years," said Stephanie Thompson, 9th grade focus principal.
Including this year, the school has received $2.1 million from the grant over the past three years.