COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 189

September 24, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Project Graduation Academic Year Regional Academy Grants

 

As part of Governor Mark Warners Project Graduation and his commitment to walk the extra mile with our students, I am pleased to announce a remediation grant opportunity for the eight Superintendents Study Group Regions. Grant proposals will be accepted from partnerships of school divisions within a Superintendents Study Group Region. Proposals must address the plan for an academic year regional academy to address the needs of high school seniors who have not earned verified credits in English: Reading, English: Writing or Algebra I. Proposals from individual school divisions will not be accepted; however, all school divisions within a region do not have to participate for a region to receive grant funding.

 

The purpose of the Project Graduation Regional Academy Grant is to replicate the Governors Project Graduation Regional Academy model during the fall of 2004 and the spring of 2005, as needed, and provide remedial instruction for seniors who have not earned verified credits in English: Reading, English: Writing, or Algebra I. The regional academy must focus on student instruction that is based on data derived from diagnostic instruments and previous assessment results for each student. Data from previous academies should be used to identify effective strategies and practices.

 

Each Superintendents Study Group Region is eligible to receive a grant of up to $75,000 to implement a regional academy. Additional information including grant requirements and timelines can be found at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf189a.pdf

 

 

If you have questions regarding the grant opportunities, please contact Maureen B. Hijar, director of secondary Instruction at (804) 225-2894 or mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu.

 

JLD/MBH

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf189a.pdf