AAIMS receives Walton Family Foundation grant

Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science (AAIMS), will receive $875,000 to continue growing
the number of Advanced Placement (AP) classes available to low income and minority populations. This
two-year grant will help the group increase enrollment in AP Math, Science, and English courses with the
ultimate goal of increasing the number of qualifying scores on these exams. Previous foundation support
for AAIMS is more than $2.9 million.

“This grant will help us reach more of Arkansas’ most vulnerable students and give them the tools they
need to excel at AP courses and in turn prepare them for college. We are proud of the success we’ve
had the past four years and look forward to seeing the results of our efforts in the coming years,” said
Tommie Sue Anthony, executive director of AAIMS.

The program has been recognized at least once for the following accomplishments since the program’s
inception five years ago:

• Fourth in the U.S. for percent increase of students receiving a qualifying score on AP Math,
Science and English exams.
• Second in the U.S. for percent increases in African-American and Hispanic students receiving a
qualifying score on AP Math, Science and English exams.
• First in the U.S. for the percent increases in African-American and Hispanic students receiving a
qualifying score on an AP Math or Science exam.

Courtesy of the Walton Family Foundation

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