04-26-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #30


Title
Advanced Placement Incentive Program

Discussion

The Advanced Placement Incentive (API) program awards competitive grants designed to increase the successful participation of low-income students in advanced placement courses. The program expands opportunities for low-income students to take college-level classes and earn college credit while still in high school. The program also supports efforts to raise the rigor of the academic curriculum for all students attending high-poverty schools.  The API program is a 3-year United States Department of Education (USDOE) funded grant program which supports curriculum development, activities that expand access and participation in advanced placement courses, teacher professional development, books and supplies.  In addition to expanding access to advanced placement courses for low-income students, the grant program will promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education at eligible high schools and feeder middle schools. 

There is a local educational agency determined match from state, local or other funding sources.  The USDOE does not prescribe the specific amount or percentage of funds that must be contributed.  The identified match will not create additional spending from local funds as this requirement will be satisfied through in-kind services and existing budgeted expenses which are not state or federally mandated.   



Recommendation
Approve the writing and submission of the USDOE Advanced Placement Incentive Program Grant.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 4/26/2011

Authority for Action
CFDA #84.330

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
11-12$500,000TBD424TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
12-13$500,000TBD424TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
13-14$500,000TBD424TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact
Robin Ward, Grant Writer ext. 348