On Monday, Nov. 13, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Latin Grammar School and five other grant award winners were selected for the Innovation Fund Accelerator: a competitive grant program to support the scaling, planning and implementation of innovative educational programs. The program is overseen by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and provides funding to public charter and traditional schools, local educational agencies and regional educational service agencies.
As part of the Innovation Fund Accelerator, Latin Grammar School will receive a $10,000 grant to provide support for activities connected to participation in the Innovation Fund Accelerator. Once Latin Grammar School completes the Innovation Fund Accelerator, the school can apply for additional grant funding of up to $45,000. That money would allow the school to pilot the innovative programs they developed as part of the initial grant program.
School programs that were selected for Innovation Fund Accelerator were in one of the following priority areas: applied learning with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education, development and replication of blended and personalized learning school models, birth-to-age-eight language and literacy development, and teacher and leader development for high-need schools.
As part of the Innovation Fund Accelerator, Latin Grammar School plans to develop a program that will deliver personalized professional development that is designed to maximize each teacher’s potential and positively impact students’ learning experiences.