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Carroll County Receives 2017 Innovation Grant

Dec 07 2016

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement has selected the Carroll County School System as one of the Fiscal Year 2017 Innovation Fund Scaling grant award winners. Carroll County School System will receive $699,997.00 for continuation of its Full STEAM Ahead program. The grant award period is October 1, 2016 to October 1, 2018.

Full STEAM Ahead will scale Carroll County’s Step into STEM program – developed with an Innovation Fund implementation grant – to serve 15-year old students who are at the highest-risk of dropping out from of Carroll County’s high schools. The program will provide students with an integrated STEAM curriculum, academic and soft skills support, and real world experiences through partnerships with the county’s leading employers. Through Full STEAM Ahead, Carroll County aims to ensure that its students stay in school, graduate, and successfully enter postsecondary educational programs or the workplace with the real-world skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

Superintendent Scott Cowart praised the efforts of Carroll County leaders to seek out this grant opportunity. “We are lucky to have great schools working to make sure every student has the opportunity to graduate college and career ready. This is another example of how our leaders continue to seek new and innovative strategies to help students succeed.”