The Educational Foundation awards District Wide Initiative grants for projects and programs that provide the opportunity to try innovative learning approaches and new educational tools. Grants generally exceed $50,000 and impact a broad group of teachers and students by cutting across grades, school levels or broad curriculum areas. For example, grants have been given for 7th grade algebra software licenses, repair of musical instruments for the 5th grade instrumental program, specialized equipment for high school physics students dynamic experiments to demonstrate physics concepts, and renovation of the IMRA planetarium at Pioneer High School.
Grant requests are submitted by AAPS leadership and administration once a year, with determinations made by the Educational Foundation’s Board and Excellence committee members. Funding cannot be allocated to AAPS staff salaries or operation expenses.
Learn more about some of our recent initiates: