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What is the MCASP Grant?

  • MCASP = Military Connected Academic and Support Program
  • Administered by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
  • Awarded to Derby in July, 2016
  • A 5-year grant, totaling $1,000,000
  • Purpose of grant (per DoDEA):
    • To increase student achievement and ease challenges military dependent students face due to their parents’ service


How do we plan to utilize the $1,000,000?

  • Goal #1:  Improve academic engagement and achievement of grades 3-5 military students in Science
    • Use grant funds for after-school STEM clubs, expansion of Project Lead the Way, expand tutoring, and add Summer JumpStart program
  • Goal #2:  Improve academic engagement and achievement of grades 6-10 military students in Science
    • Use grant funds for after-school STEM clubs, purchase hardware for identified new High School classes, fund incentives for students to take AP classes
  • Goal #3:  Increase the level of social and emotional supports for military dependent students
    • Use grant funds for Mighty Military Kids Club, support of Student2Student programs, and welcome "swag bags"


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