VDOE Awards CCPS Project Graduation Grant

Clarke County Public Schools were notified today of the approval of a grant to provide remediation support to assist students who need to earn verified credits to complete diploma requirements. The targeted audience for the grant includes secondary students who have passed the required Standards of Learning course but not passed the associated end-of-course (EOC) assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and/or history.

Lisa Floyd is Director of Curriculum and Instruction at CCPS - Photo courtesy Clarke County Public Schools

Dr. Lisa Floyd, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Clarke County Public Schools, spearheaded the grant writing effort and commented, “This grant will provide additional resources to target student performance in the core areas of Math, Reading, Science, and History. We are excited to be able to assist an even greater population of students through this grant award.”

The grant program, which was created and is funded by the Virginia Department of Education, will provide support to the division in the amount of $38,524.30.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael F. Murphy, remarked, “Our current success with our on-time graduation and low dropout rate is incredible; kudos to staff for their ongoing dedication and effort. Despite our successes in these areas, this grant will help us target the specific needs of individual students with academic challenges. It is great to have the additional resources to provide these much needed services to our students. Dr. Floyd and her team are to be commended!”

School staff will immediately being the process of implementing grant activities, and additional information about Project Graduation can be obtained at the following link:

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/graduation/project_graduation/index.shtml