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Studying the effectiveness of Delta High

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- A big name in science and technology is looking at how a local high school could impact the education system.

The Paul G. Allen Foundation gave a $195,000 grant to WSU Tri-Cities, to research the effectiveness of Delta High School.

Delta High focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and integrates other courses, like history and English, in with learning the STEM courses.

Also unique to Delta High is the interactivity between students, teachers, and researchers at CBC and WSU-TC.

If research is positive, Delta's innovative structure could become a model for other educational systems in America.

Deidre Holmberg, Principal of Delta High said, "This data will really inform us: is this what should be done in terms of high school 2.0? That's what our goal change the way Americans do high school."

About 200 students from all over the Tri-Cities are registered at Delta High. They are all freshman and sophomores.