To date, AEFI has awarded close to half a million dollars in grants. The grants are designed to encourage and support collaborative efforts among teachers, administrators, parents, and community organizations, based on merit and innovation.
Above: The students in Mrs. Dore’s class enjoy using snowshoe equipment purchased though Jordan Shay Memorial Grant.
Proposals are encouraged which demonstrate innovation, are collaborative, have a potentially broad impact upon the school district and support the mission, objectives and strategies of the Amesbury Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. Equal consideration is given to proposals that are designed for an individual classroom or program. All proposals must promote rigor, provide challenge for all students and enrich students’ educational experiences.
Proposals are encouraged which address a wide variety of curriculum-based topics. AEFI’s goal is to support creative ideas of our teachers. The following suggested topics are not meant to preclude other topics, but are encouraged by the School Department:
- Real-life skills and problems solving, such as mathematics initiatives targeting hands-on applications to solving problems;
- Total health and wellness; Literacy initiatives for young children through middle school and high school;
- Expansion of learning opportunities for students (for example, distance learning, expansion of foreign languages, field trips, guest speakers and artist-in-residence;
- Expanding the visual and performing arts at all levels.