COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 62

March 18, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Project Graduation Summer Regional Academy and Continuation Academy Grants

 

As part of Governor Mark R. Warners Project Graduation initiative and his commitment to walk the extra mile with our students, I am pleased to announce two remediation grant opportunities for the eight Superintendents Study Group Regions. Grant proposals will be accepted from partnerships of school divisions within a Superintendents Study Group Region. Proposals from individual school divisions will also be considered.

Project Graduation Summer Regional Academy Grants

 

The first grant opportunity is the Project Graduation Summer Regional Academy Grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide remedial instruction during the summer of 2005, for rising seniors (class of 2006) who have not earned verified credits in English: Reading, English: Writing, and/or Algebra I. Each Superintendents Study Group Region is eligible to receive approximately $75,000 to implement a Project Graduation Summer Regional Academy Grant for the summer of 2005. The standard model is for one school division to act as the fiscal agent for each grant; however, several sites within the region may serve students. In addition, more than one grant application from a region will be accepted. Individual school divisions are eligible to apply, though each division may participate in only one grant application per region. The final grant awards will be based upon approval of the proposal, including all required forms and signatures, and meeting the submission deadlines. Additional information including grant requirements and timelines can be found in Attachment A.

 

Project Graduation Continuation Academy Grants

 

The second grant opportunity is the Project Graduation Continuation Academy Grant. Each Superintendents Study Group Region is eligible to receive up to $75,000 to implement a Project Graduation Continuation Academy Grant for the summer of 2005, under the same requirements as the Summer Regional Academy Grants described above. These are intended for students who were scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2005, but lacked the verified credits in English: Reading, English: Writing, and/or Algebra I. The Continuation Academy should be innovative and provide the students with instructional approaches that have proven to be successful with this at-risk population. Additional information including grant requirements and timelines can be found in Attachment B.

 

If you have questions regarding these two grant opportunities, please contact James C. Firebaugh (jim.firebaugh@doe.virginia.gov) director, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 225-2651. 

 

JLD/jcf

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf062a.doc

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf062b.doc