Six SCCPSS schools are among 498 statewide to receive Opportunity Grant funding from the Georgia Department of Education this year. The Grants fund student opportunities statewide in fine arts, health and physical education, world language and summer learning. Opportunity Grants help districts expand options and opportunities for their students. The grants total $1,820,804 to support fine arts, health and physical education, and world language, along with summer bridge programs for rural school districts.
The first round of Opportunity Grants was awarded in March 2022. At that time, seven SCCPSS schools and the district were awarded grants totaling $31,044. In this round, the six SCCPSS schools will receive a total of $15,257.
• Brock Elementary, Tybee Island Maritime Academy, and West Chatham Middle School are receiving Health and Physical Education grants. The grant provides up to $3,000 per school for the acquisition of equipment needed to support health and physical education instruction.
• Savannah Arts Academy and Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High are receiving World Languages – Cross-Curriculum Innovation Grants. The grant supports innovative connections between world language and other areas of the curriculum.
• Largo-Tibet Elementary is receiving a Fine Arts grant. The Fine Arts Consumables and Equipment (FACE) grant provides up to $3,000 per teacher for the acquisition of supplies and equipment needed to teach the required Georgia Standards of Excellence for Fine Arts.
“Georgia is committed to expanding opportunities for students and providing an enriching educational experience in the core content areas and beyond," State School Superintendent Woods said. “These grants ensure that students across the state have access to educational opportunities that prepare them for life and keep them engaged in school."
The Opportunity Grants are made possible through federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP – ESSER).