“We are going to have to put a limit on the applicants because students in high schools are already asking about it,” Hardee said.
Through the RISE undergraduate program, the school district funds the tuition of its heritage Spanish speaking graduates who enroll in UNG’s teacher education program. UNG then supplements any additional needs such as books and other supplies.
The students work as paraprofessionals with English learners in Hall County elementary schools. Upon graduation, they will receive a job offer from Hall County Schools.