The New Jersey Department of Education announced in an advisory the release of two notices of grant opportunities designed to assist local educational agencies in expanding Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate offerings.
- The Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Course Expansion NGO provides LEAs with the opportunity to offer formal training to teachers to expand the number of educators teaching AP or IB classes, expand the number of AP or IB courses offered, or expand equitable access to college-level AP/IB courses particularly for underrepresented student groups.
a.) This grant is open to all operating New Jersey public LEAs with at least one school that qualifies for the federal definition of a schoolwide Title One program. To meet the definition, a school must have at least 40% of its student population identified as low-income households.
- The Establishing Advanced Placement African American Studies NGO will provide funding to LEAs for the opportunity to onboard and offer Advanced Placement African American Studies to students starting in the fall of 2024.
a.) The Advanced Placement African American Studies NGO is open to all LEAs serving students in grades 9 to 12 with the intention to open a section, or an additional section of Advanced Placement African American Studies in the 2024-2025 school year. Eligible LEAs also include those that are currently participating in the 2022-2023 Advanced Placement African American Studies pilot program.
- Both grant programs are scheduled to begin April 1, 2024, and will close Dec. 31, 2024.
- Grant applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.
Technical Assistance Sessions
- A technical assistance session for the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Course Expansion NGO will be held via webinar on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. Register here.
- A technical assistance session for the Establishing Advanced Placement African American Studies NGO will be held via webinar on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, from 10 to 11 a.m. Register here.