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In January 2007, the College Board announced that Hillsborough County Public Schools was selected to participate in the EXCELerator program, as a recipient of $2.3-million in services, training, and materials funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Hillsborough was among 50 large, urban school districts invited to apply.
In 2007-2008, the first year for EXCELerator in Hillsborough County, the program has included four high schools: East Bay, Leto, Middleton, and Plant City.
The program has now expanded to include all of the high schools and middle schools in Hillsborough County, making the district the first in the nation to take EXCELerator countywide.