AEP Foundation has announced a $3 million gift to launch the Credits Count program at Rogers High School. It will also be started in three other schools due to the gift from the electric company.
AEP is the parent company of Public Service of Oklahoma.
The company is partnering with Tulsa Community College to benefit middle and high school students in Tulsa Public Schools. The aim of the program is to improve college readiness with a focus on careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Governor Mary Fallin was in attendance at the announcement, as were PSO President Stuart Solomon and TCC President Leigh Goodson.
Fallin said it was a very important step forward in a partnership between the private sector and public education.
AEP says the grant will be distributed over a five-year period to introduce students to careers in those disciplines at an earlier age, give them chances to explore job possibilities, earn college credits while in high school and provide special assessments and summer programs to help ensure success.