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FAMU and Leon County schools team up to help local students

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Jan 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-20 13:38:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Florida A & M University is trying to raise the quality of students applying to the university by partnering with Leon County Schools as part of a new program.

Their goal is to make sure Leon County students don't struggle once they start college. Up to two dozen high school students are participating in the FAMU Stellar Student program. It started January 11 when high school students gathered at the university with mentors.

As part of the program, students must have a 3.0 GPA and a solid attendance record. Science, technology, engineering and math courses are emphasized in the program

FAMU says they hope these students will attend the university, but it is not a requirement.