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Glenwood Spring’s Yampah Mountain High School is in the final running for one of five $10 million XQ Super School Project grants. Their proposal was developed in partnership with area business and civic leaders, including Colorado Mountain College. This article about their proposal and accomplishment to date was first printed in the Glenwood Spring’s Post Independent. By John Stroud.

Yampah Mountain High School Junior Tibet Boyer getting filmed for an upcoming documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch

Yampah Mountain High School Junior Tibet Boyer getting filmed for an upcoming documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Lee Hirsch, following Yampah and other schools across the nation. Photo: Chelsea Self/Post Independent.

The odds of Yampah Mountain High School winning one of five $10 million XQ Super School Project grants to develop its ideas for reforming high school education just got a lot better.

Representatives for the alternative high school in Glenwood Springs were informed Wednesday by XQ Institute CEO Russlyn Ali that the school was selected from among 348 semi-finalists to move on to the final round of grant consideration.

The five grant winners are to be informed Aug. 4. Each winning school will receive $2 million per year for the next five years to develop its plan.

Yampah Super School team coordinators Altai Chuluun and Michael Lowe said they are not sure how many finalists there are, but believe it is 50 or fewer. Project XQ officials could not be reached Thursday for comment. Click for full article