Don’t Miss Your Chance to Apply for a Shannon Grant!

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ACPS Educators: The deadline to apply for a 2024-25 Shannon Grant is fast approaching! Be sure to submit your online application by Wednesday, April 17!

The Shannon Foundation is prepared to award Level 1 grants up to $750 to classroom teachers for projects that support original and innovative student activities, and Level 2 grants up to $5,000 to schools for creative projects that enhance student learning across age and grade levels. Continue reading

Submit Your Shannon Grant Application by April 17

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ACPS Educators: Less than four weeks remain to submit your application for a 2024-25 Shannon Grant! Last year, the Shannon Foundation awarded over $24,000 to fund 16 projects created by Albemarle County and Charlottesville City educators. You can revisit our summer news release to read about the innovative project work your ACPS colleagues are doing this school year with Shannon Grant funding. Continue reading

Shannon Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

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ACPS Educators: The Shannon Foundation is now accepting grant applications from Charlottesville City and Albemarle County public school teachers for imaginative, innovative, student-centered projects for the 2024-25 school year. The online application is available on the Shannon Foundation’s Grants page. The deadline to apply is April 17, 2024. Continue reading

New Grants for Youth Gardening Education – Apply by Feb. 26

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The Piedmont Master Gardeners Association is once again offering grants for youth education related to horticulture and gardening. Any public or private K-12 educator or schoolyard garden coordinator in Charlottesville or Albemarle County may apply for a 2024 grant.

Grant applications must be submitted by February 26, 2024. The grant guidelines, application form, and application instructions are available on the Piedmont Master Gardeners Association website. Continue reading

ACPS Has Partnered With DonorsChoose!

DonorsChoose Support a Classroom

We’re excited to announce that ACPS has formally partnered with DonorsChoose to fully leverage their community of citizen donors and corporate matches to serve our students. ACPS teachers and staff have already raised more than $300,000 in classroom resources through DonorsChoose over the years. While our district is committed to providing you with the materials needed to teach in the classroom or conduct distance learning, posting a project on DonorsChoose is a great way to bring those additional resources you feel are important for your students to make learning even more joyful and engaging. Continue reading