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Grant Funding to Support Toledo Schools

Release date: 6/20/2012

“It is through these innovative opportunities that Ohio schools are able to focus on reforms to ensure we are preparing our students to be highly successful in the future,” said Stan Heffner, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Ohio.

The Toledo City Schools to participate in the grant program are feeder schools to Scott and Woodward High Schools and include;

  • Glenwood Elementary School
  • Jones Middle School
  • Pickett Middle School
  • Robinson Middle School
  • Rosa Parks Elementary School
  • Chase STEM
  • Leverette Middle School
  • Ottawa River Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • Sherman Elementary School
  • Spring Elementary School
  • Scott High School is also a participant

Nine traditional school districts and one community school in Ohio are the recipients of grant funding for Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID). AVID is a systemic instructional and achievement program for students in Grades 4 through 12 and post-secondary. The AVID college readiness system is designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four-year colleges and succeed in post-secondary education and training.

More than 98 percent of AVID high school seniors graduate from high school and more than 71 percent are accepted to four-year colleges – consistently.

The AVID funding application deadline was May 11, 2012. Grants were available for a total of 13 schools. Nine two-year grants were awarded with $25,000 for the first year and $18,000 for year two. Four one-year grants were awarded for $26,500. AVID is an initiative and program offering made available through Ohio’s Race to the Top federal funding.
Find additional information on AVID here.

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