SOUTH PORTLAND — South Portland High School is a recipient of the College Board’s College Keys Compact Innovation award.

The school’s Connecting Aspirations to a Plan program was the New England regional winner in the Getting Ready category. The school’s plan aims to expand college options for low-income students. The program includes sophomore college campus visits and activities tailored for specific populations.

The school was awarded $5,000 and a plaque, which were accepted by Guidance Director Linda Sturm at a regional College Board meeting earlier this year. The prize money will be used to expand and sustain the program at the high school.