Seniors to Sophomores Early Adopters Grant Program Announced

On March 10, 2008, the Ohio Board of Regents, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and the Partnership for Continued Learning, will begin accepting proposals for planning grants of up to $100,000 to assist “Early Adopters” with implementation of the Seniors to Sophomores initiative announced by Governor Ted Strickland in his 2008 State of the State Address. (Download the Request for Applications)

Seniors to Sophomores is a dual enrollment program that enables academically qualified high-school seniors to earn a year’s worth of both high school and college credit at no cost to the student. “Early Adopters” may also choose to expand and encourage other dual enrollment or accelerated learning programs such as Advanced Placement, College Tech Prep, International Baccalaureate, and the traditional Post-Secondary Enrollment Option Program. However, respondents to this Request for Applications must offer the Seniors to Sophomores program as one option to qualified students.

Any public school district or community school may apply in collaboration with an identified University System of Ohio partner(s). Planning grants will be awarded up to $100,000 each. The Seniors to Sophomores program is not intended to be a competitive grant process. All acceptable applications will be funded up to a total of $4 million.

Interested parties are invited to participate in a conference call about the grant program on March 6 from 8:30-10 a.m. Contact Corey Hawkey at 614-466-5812 to receive dial-in instructions for the conference call.

Emailed applications will be accepted beginning March 10, 2008, and should be sent to Deborah Gavlik c/o the Partnership for Continued Learning, at dgavlik@regents.state.oh.us. Any questions regarding the RFA may also be directed to Deborah Gavlik.

Download the Request for Applications

Last edited on 02.29.2008 at 11:56 a.m. by Laura Risler