Georgia Rural AP STEM Initiative

On January 30, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal announced five grant awards for the Georgia Rural AP STEM Initiative to support the successful implementation of AP programs in the areas of Computer Science and Statistics. 
The grant award winners, along with their selected AP STEM pathways, are listed below.
Appling County: Computer Science
Baldwin County: Computer Science
Colquitt County: Computer Science
McDuffie County: Statistics
Thomas County: Computer Science and Statistics
This initiative is the result of a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and College Board and is designed to create a vertical pathway to student success in AP STEM courses in high-need, rural areas throughout Georgia.  Funding from this initiative will provide awarded districts with teacher professional learning and mentorship in one of three AP STEM courses:  AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, or AP Statistics.
Each grantee will receive up to $30,000 to support the successful implementation of, including creating and strengthening, rigorous STEM courses in middle and high school in collaboration with the College Board.  Grant funds can also be utilized to recruit students into these courses and to support ongoing professional learning for Pre-AP and AP teachers. 

A second round of funding for this grant opened on February 16 with expanded eligibility. Click here for eligibility requirements.  Technical assistance sessions for this round of funding were held on February 14 at Middle Georgia RESA and on February 15 at First District RESA.  Participation in a technical assistance session is not required for application submission, and materials from these sessions are posted below.  Applications for this round of funding will be accepted through March 13, 2017.  Interested districts can complete the online application by following the directions provided in the packet below.  

For additional information, please contact Stacey Lutz, Program Manager for Strategic Professional Learning at or by phone at (404) 640-9667.