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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2015

Fund Code: 619
Academic Support Competitive Grant - Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success (School Year)

Funds Allocated:$174,923 (State)
Funds Requested:$272,869
Purpose: The purpose of this state-funded competitive grant program is the development of Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success that engage eligible students in service-learning (SL) in order to support social and emotional competencies and enhance academic support services so that all students meet and exceed the Competency Determination (CD) standards on their initial taking of the high school English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science and Technology/Engineering MCAS. Created and implemented by the school(s)/district(s) and community partners, each community's Collaborative Partnership for Student Success (CPSS) is expected to include the following elements:
  • Assist students with the transition into the early high school years and serve as a part of a comprehensive intervention plan to help students succeed in high school and beyond;
  • Increase student (and family) awareness on the purposefulness of their high school experience in relation to future opportunities;
  • Increase student knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
  • Increase school district and community partners' ability to provide school year and summer academic support in English language arts, mathematics, and/or science and technology/engineering to students eligible for these services; and
  • reate and implement an SL curriculum, which may or may not include an enhancement of a previous year's CPSS SL program.
Funding priority was given to districts and community partnerships that had supporting data showing high percentages of students who have not yet met the Competency Determination required for high school graduation and that demonstrated that their program will help to close proficiency gaps where they currently exist.
Number of Proposals Received:24
Number of Proposals Recommended:16
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:8
Result of Funding: This funding will enable districts and their partners to provide small group instruction that addresses identified gaps in students' acquisition of knowledge and skills in ELA, mathematics, and/or science and technology/engineering in order to help students pass their high school MCAS tests. These grants will help prepare students in the Class of 2019 (grade 8) for the transition from middle to high school, as well as support students in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 (grades 9-10) during their early years of high school. Programs will offer engaging and creative activities and strategies that help students to succeed throughout high school and become ready for higher education and careers. The school year planning and services component will be supported through Fund Code: 619. Summer services will be supported through Fund Code: 592. These spring/summer (Fund Code 619/592) programs will serve approximately 1,000 students. Grant awards range from $3,180 to $32,497.


RecipientsAmounts
Attleboro Public Schools$3,180
Everett Public Schools14,179
Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School (Tyngsborough)6,078
Holyoke Public Schools9,139
Methuen Public Schools5,000
North Adams Public Schools11,228
Northbridge Public Schools5,135
Quaboag Regional Schools (Warren)8,526
Revere Public Schools32,497
Salem Public Schools7,235
Somerville Public Schools8,345
Tewksbury Public Schools19,000
Wareham Public Schools15,990
Whitman-Hanson Regional Schools8,700
Woburn Public Schools7,550
Worcester Public Schools13,141
Total State Funds$174,923


Last Updated: January 7, 2015
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