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High Point schools earns innovation grant

HIGH POINT — Welborn Middle School has earned a state innovation grant that could funnel up to $500,000 to the school over the next three years.

Welborn is one of four Guilford County schools and the only one in High Point to receive the award from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the school system announced Friday. The state grant promotes innovative approaches to learning.

Welborn will use the grant to emphasize school culture, climate and social-emotional learning to help with student achievement.

“An increased focus on wellness of students, staff and the community will allow the school to better address the issues that impact performance of students who are dramatically impacted by poverty,” according to Guilford County Schools.

The partner for the Welborn initiative is RTI International.

The four Guilford schools selected for the grants could receive up to $500,000 per year for the next three years to implement new projects. The other winners are Bessemer Elementary, Hairston Middle and Jackson Middle schools.

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