ALTUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AWARDED $750,000 TOWARD STEM PROGRAMS

ALTUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AWARDED $750,000 TOWARD STEM PROGRAMS
Amanda Davis

October 31, 2023


ALTUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS AWARDED $750,000 TOWARD STEM PROGRAMS.

Altus Public Schools was recently awarded a $750,000 grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) to fund the Science Scholars Early Intervention Project.  The project, inspired by the need to increase student retention of science and math concepts, will provide Altus Public Schools with a district STEM Coordinator, STEM-related professional development, STEM activities, 3D glasses, Virtual Reality goggles, Z-space (3D) computers, and large-screen TVs.

The District applied for the DoDea grant in March of 2023 and was notified of the award in September of 2023. The grant is a five-year award with the first year being a planning year.  Altus Public Schools will be eligible to reapply for additional funding in March of 2024.  

“As a former science teacher I am very excited for the numerous opportunities this grant will provide for all of our students,” stated Mr. Worbes, Altus Public Schools Superintendent. 

DoDEA’s mission is to support the educational experiences of K-12 military-connected students. 

Altus Public Schools’ student population consists of over 20% military-connected students from Altus Air Force Base. DoDEA’s vision of “Excellence in education for every

student, every day, everywhere” is realized through this partnership with public school

Districts such as the new partnership with Altus Public Schools. 



 

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