In 2014-15, Amarillo ISD’s Caprock High School took an innovative approach to getting students excited about college by working with each senior student until 100 percent of the Class of 2015 had applied to a post-secondary education program.

In 2015-16, Caprock and other Amarillo ISD campuses expanded the effort to actually register seniors for classes and ensure they’d applied for financial aid.

Also, more than 300 Amarillo ISD students — a number that has doubled in the last five years — earned professional certifications, along with their high school diplomas, in 2015-16.

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