Beavercreek Schools and Ohio's Straight A Fund
Beavercreek City Schools is one of a handful of school districts and educational consortiums statewide that received grants from Ohio's Straight A Fund for bold, innovative proposals designed to prepare students for college and the demands of the 21st century workplace.
The grant process was extremely competitive. Grant applications were first assessed to determine their fiscal sustainability, and then had to demonstrate that they fulfilled additional requirements, including: 1) innovation, 2) value, and 3) lasting impact. Fund officials were especially interested in proposals that would reduce the cost of education and could be replicated elsewhere.
Applications that met all of these criteria were then reviewed by grant advisors, who recommended the highest quality applications to the Straight A Fund Governing Board. This Board made the final recommendations for funding.
| || |In December 2013, Beavercreek Schools leaders learned that the district's first round grant proposal for K-8 students, "Sparking Innovation: Individualizing Learning with a Customized 21st Century Educational Platform," had been awarded $3.866 million. (More information about this grant can be found here)
| ||In June 2014, district leaders learned that their second round grant proposal geared to 8th through 12th grade instruction, "Developing Student Innovators and Entrepreneurs Through a Creative Approach to Generating and Evolving Ideas," received $995,000. (More information about this grant can be found here).|
Beavercreek City Schools has been awarded two separate grants from Ohio's Straight A Fund. This achievement is extremely rare and is a reflection of our district's tireless pursuit of excellence.