Programs & Grants

Academic/Graduation Improvement

AVID – Advancement via Individual Determination
In partnership with Bank of America

The AVID program mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID expands to 57 schools this year and an AVID National Demonstration School, serving as a teaching and observation site to other districts and schools.

Charging Forward with Multisensory Strategies
In partnership with Ventus Charitable Foundation

 In collaboration with the University of Central Florida's Morgridge International Reading Center, the School District of Palm Beach County has trained district administrators and teachers in four pilot elementary schools in research-based multisensory instructional strategies. These instructional strategies will be used to improve students' reading proficiency in primary grades with language-based learning disabilities, including students with characteristics of dyslexia. 

GoTeach! Classroom Grants
In partnership with Great Charity Challenge and SRG Technology

This competitive grant program allows EFPBC to award 65 grants to individual and team-teaching projects. These direct-to-classroom grants support original, creative, and innovative teaching approaches that address student need.

FPL's EmPOWERing STEM Educator's Grant
Funded by: Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) in partnership with Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation

This is a STEM-focused Peers in Public Practice Program where highly-effective teachers are identified and given the space to make their practice public by opening their classrooms to peers in the district.

Career Education Programs

Healthcare Innovation Project 
In partnership with the Quantum Foundation

Medical Science Academy students graduate with career/industry certifications making them job ready in the healthcare field or prepared for post-secondary studies in pre-medicine.

Rocket Powered Robotics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education
In partnership with Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation

Provides support for middle and high school robotics clubs and LEGO First Robotics Teams. 

Boynton Beach High School/Medical Science Academy 
In partnership with the Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund

Establishment of a new choice medical career academy at Boynton Beach High School.

Stepping up STEM at Pahokee! – Advancement via Individual Determination
In partnership with Ventus Charitable Foundation

This program supports STEM education and curriculum at Pahokee Middle School, which was designated as a 4-year Dicovery STEM pilot school. By adding new STEM courses in Marine and Enviornmental Science and enhancing existing Computer Programming Course Curriculum, Pahokee is "Stepping up STEM".

Fire Science Academy at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School 
In partnership with the JPMorgan Chase

Students off this Career and Technical Choice Academy that complete this four-year program will graduate with a High School diploma and the opportunity to earn two industry certifications leading to employment opportunities post-graduation. The Fire Science Academy also provides the pathway and preparation for entry into the Fire Academy at Palm Beach State College.

Connecting Social Justice & STEM using GIS at Village Academy 
Funded by: Motorola Solution Foundation in partnership with Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation

 

Classroom Resources and Supplies

Red Apple Supplies
In partnership with Ventus Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo, Great Charity Challenge and Honda Classic Cares

A free teacher resource store serving 43 of the highest-needs Title 1 schools throughout the academic year by providing necessary classroom supplies.

GoTeach! Classroom Grants
In partnership with The Great Charity Challenge and SRG Technology

 A competitive grant program for individual or team-teaching projects. Grants promote an original,creative and innovative teaching approach that addresses student need