by Michelle Wirth
On October 11, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Fulton Leadership Academy is among six September recipients of the Innovation Fund Tiny Grant Award. The competitive grant award allows Georgia’s charter schools, traditional schools and school districts to move forward with small-scale programs that directly engage students.
After receiving the $7,000 grant, Fulton Leadership Academy plans to use training from Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to introduce a rigorous project-based learning curriculum to middle grades math and science. Project Lead the Way is an evidence-based curriculum that exposes students to real-world and applied learning experiences. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for college and future career opportunities by teaching them to develop communications and technical skills; think critically and creatively and to collaborate with their peers.
“The Innovation Fund Tiny Grant unites top educators to prepare students to engage in today’s most important academic areas,” said Deal. “As we invest in young minds and encourage them to reach their fullest potential, we must also invest in opportunities to develop and implement innovative classroom methods. Congratulations to the award winners and we look forward to seeing the impact each Tiny Grant will have on the futures of Georgia’s students.”
Fulton Leadership Academy is committed to a rigorous academic environment that empowers young men in grades 6-12 to become productive civic leaders. With a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and a thematic approach that integrates experiences in aeronautics, we are equipping scholars with the tools necessary to compete in a global society for college entry and careers. The school uses research-driven methods and a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education to transform the academic lives of its students.