The Foundation for Andover Schools has awarded more than 1,000 grants, totaling more than 1 million dollars, to supplement and support academic excellence and classroom innovation in Andover schools. Grants are awarded for new technology, instructional programs, classroom tools, and other educational initiatives.
Grant applications are reviewed and awarded by the Foundation annually and are open to all USD 385 faculty members.
Recently awarded grants are listed below. Click on any of the grants listed to see more details and better understand the high level of innovation The Foundation is supporting across the Andover school district.
The impact is beyond words, grades, numbers or measurable testing. It will never show up in a gradebook, college entrance exam or diploma. Every time I load the kiln, I think of your group (151 firings and counting)! Since our school is an attendance center for surrounding schools with students who have special needs, the award has helped us offer an experience many take for granted. [The grant has also served] students who are suffering an injury to their arms/hands
Andover High School ceramics teacher and recipient of a grant for a production-level pottery kiln in 2016 and a grant in 2013 for a pottery wheel attachment to assist students with special needs