School Improvement Grants

School Improvement Grants are awarded over a multi-year time period to support systemic long-term change in the Arlington Public Schools. These grants will focus on multi-pronged initiatives that have significant potential to improve learning and develop a strong, supportive community for students at the elementary, middle, or high school level, and cannot currently be supported by the tax-funded school budget. These grants are by invitation only, and will be developed through discussions with Arlington Public Schools principals and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

Amount:  $25,000-$100,000 (over multiple years)

Who can apply/ Application procedure and deadlines:

These grants are by invitation only, and will be developed through discussions with Arlington Public Schools principals and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

Ottoson School Improvement Grant (2011-2015)

This planning grant to the Ottoson Middle School guided the faculty in designing a roadmap for a shared vision of instruction, student learning and school culture.   As a result, the school implemented the Small Learning Communities and the Advisory program with the goal of personalizing each student’s educational experience and connectedness to the school.  Read more

Enriching Elementary Education (2008-2011)

ASF’s most recent initiative was designed to support elementary school teachers in integrating reading, math, social studies, science, art, and other subjects into challenging and engaging curricula and lessons that will enhance learning for all students.

High School Improvement Grant (2004-2008)

This four-year grant helped to improve teaching and learning, develop new courses and programs, and build community at Arlington High School.

Emergency Funding Grant (2004)

In response to dramatic budget cuts, ASF raised $274,000 to keep reading teachers in all seven elementary schools.

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