Ferrovial, a global infrastructure and services company, has signed on to participate in the public-private partnership National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), providing a $1.3 million grant for the implementation of the Advanced Placement Training & Initiative Program (APTIP) in three schools in northern and central Texas.
The program, which will be launched in August 2011, seeks to provide additional training in math and science, combining teacher training sessions, preparatory classes for students and financial incentives for both students and teachers. Juan Francisco Polo, Head of Communication and Corporate Reputation: "We support this initiative in Texas because of our involvement in community development.
We understand that training and educating young people is one of the greatest contributions we can make to the future." The three participating schools, Lockhart High School (Austin), Haltom High School (Fort Worth), and R.L. Turner High School (Dallas County) are all located in communities where Ferrovial currently has highway projects under way: LBJ, NTE and SH 130.
The Advanced Placement Training & Initiative Program (APTIP) is based on a model developed in 1999 by AP Strategies, a non-profit corporation that works with Texas schools and the private sector to manage Advanced Placement Incentive Programs for students, teachers, and schools. AP Strategies will administer the program in these three schools, in addition to 61 other schools across 15 districts in the state of Texas.