Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/21/2012 - 7:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 9.19 (Item #23) Approve submission of the AT&T Aspire High School Innovation grant for Mt. Diablo High School
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Summary: Staff requests permission to submit an AT&T Aspire High School Innovation grant for Mt. Diablo High School to increase the number of participating students in an academy and expand inclusion of freshman. Proposed added components will include development of an Internship Program, Freshman Summer Bridge Program, Saturday School, and high quality professional development for teachers. The proposed “Scale Up” program goals are to 1) Personalize the learning environment and instructional process, and 2) Provide rigorous and relevant instruction and provide the skills needed to graduate/serve them after they leave school. These two goals are researched based recommendations from “What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Dropout Prevention Practice Guide” and have framed the proposed components of MDHS’ “Scale Up” program. Three academies have chosen to participate in the AT&T Aspire grant. They include Architecture Manufacturing and Engineering Academy (ACME, Digital Safari Academy (DSA) and Medical Biotechnology Academy (MBTA).

The grant will provide funding for personnel to coordinate, develop and implement the program, professional development, consultation and planning for teachers, as well as program supplies and materials. If funded, the grant will provide $300,000 for 24 months (2012-14).
Funding: Funding is provided by AT&T Aspire Grant.
Fiscal Impact The grant is for $300,000 for 24 months. There is no unrestricted general fund contribution requirement.
Recommendation: Approve authorization to submit grant and acceptance if awarded.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Stephanie Roberts - Director of Development
Signed By:
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent of Middle
Signed By:
Bryan Richards - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent