ACE Grants

Since its founding in November 2005, ACE has granted over $700,000 to the Andover schools. Focused on innovation and impact, ACE funds initiatives with the potential for sustainability and scalability across the Andover school system. Our initiatives span the full spectrum of academic disciplines and vary based on need from year to year.

The vast majority of ACE initiatives are funded at the district level. These initiatives are identified through working closely with the Superintendent’s office and are fully vetted and reviewed by the ACE Board. In addition, a portion of our funding goes directly to teacher inspired ideas through the Teaching Innovation Fund.

Please click here for more information on contributing or volunteering to support these efforts!

Our Past Grants

Teaching Innovation Fund

April 2018 Total Granted: $12,646 Overview As ACE continues to grow and seeks to deepen our impact, a new initiative was launched in the spring of 2018 that will complement our district-level support. This initiative - the ACE Teaching Innovation Fund- aims to support...

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Andover_Portal

2018 Total Granted:  $37,800 Overview The Andover_Portal is the world’s first public school district to host a Portal, that will celebrate and engage the historic, emergent, and thriving global community throughout the Merrimack Valley. The Andover_Portal exists as a...

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CAPS Pilot Program for 5th and 8th Grade

March 2018 Total Granted: $6,500 Building on the momentum and success at the high school, ACE is excited to expand its support of authentic learning experiences at both the elementary and middle school through a piloted K-12 CAPStone program this year. ACE recently...

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IDEAStudio at Andover High School

March 2018 Total Granted:  $47,500   The APS IDEAStudio (next level Makerstudio) IDEAS = Innovation + Design + Engineering + Arts and Sciences Because the Sciences help us understand how the world works and the Arts help us understand how we will work in the world...

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iLab Venture

March 2017 Total Granted: $3,600 AHS iLab created the opportunity to create the Smart Garden, a computer controlled hydroponic greenhouse. While over 20 students worked on the development of the smart garden over three semesters, 3 students were allowed to travel to...

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Visiting Artist Program

March 2017 Total Granted: $25,000 ACE committed $25,000 to create a Visiting Artist Program, which will benefit children across the district in k-12. Examples of artists already collaborating or scheduled to engage with our students in the development of visual and...

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Of Many Colors: A Family Diversity Exhibit

In  September 2015, ACE provided $4000 to bring an exhibit called Of Many Colors to all public elementary schools in Andover. Of Many Colors includes photographs and interviews with 20 families (children, teens, and adults) who have bridged the racial divide through...

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Maker Studios

Grant Date: 2015 ACE Grant: $34,000 WHAT: ACE was thrilled to award Andover Public Schools (APS) a $34,000 grant to create and enhance "Maker Studios" across all school levels within the APS District. Within just a few short months of awarding the grant, the Maker...

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Lego Mindstorms Engineering Program

Grant Date: July 2014 Total Program Cost: $ 33,998.75 ACE Grant: $33,998.75 WHAT: ACE funded the purchase of Lego Mindstorms kits to make the new middle school engineering program possible.   WHY: The importance of the STEM subject areas in education has become a...

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WeatherBug Station

Grant Date: November 2013 Total Program Cost: $ 20,090 ACE Grant: $20,090 WHAT: ACE funded the installation of WeatherBug, a nation-wide program supported locally by WBZ-TV that offers Andover schools access to data from a network of weather stations across the...

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Andover High School Graphics Lab

Grant Date: 2013 Total Program Cost: $ 28,000+ ACE Grant: $14,000 WHAT: ACE funded the initial lease of 25 Macintosh computers with the Adobe CS6 software to replace old computers in the graphics lab. WHY: According to superintendent Marinel McGrath, "The graphics...

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VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM

Grant Date: 2012 Total Program Cost: $ 30,000+ ACE Grant: $30,000 WHAT: ACE welcomes this timely and important initiative that seeks to enrich the school experience of our young people by inviting skilled, professional artists to be directly involved in the making,...

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ART DISPLAY SYSTEM

Grant Date: April 2012 ($1,500), March 2013 ($7,900) Total Program Cost: $9,400 ACE Grant:  $9,400 WHAT: This grant funded a new hanging system in the Collins Center and the Central Administration building in April 2012. All Andover schools received moveable art walls...

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Open Circle Program

Grant Date: March 2011 Total Program Cost: $29,000 ACE Grant: $23,600 (as of March 2011) This grant funded part of the Open Circle program for all of Andover's elementary schools. To date, ACE has partnered with the PTOs from Bancroft, Sanborn, South,...

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Andover High School Language Lab

Grant Date: April 2010 ACE Grant: $108,319 Funding Partner: Horne Family Foundation ACE began its most ambitious fundraising project in 2008 with the Horne Family Foundation. ACE set out to raise $128,000 to fund a state-of-the-art language lab at Andover High School....

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Smart Board Purchases

Grant Date: February 2010 ACE Grant: $3,162 These funds provided Doherty Middle School and Wood Hill Middle School the resource to complete the purchase of Smart Boards for student learning. ACE supported this initiative so that deadlines would be met in the...

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Inspire Our Students to Succeed

ACE is a Field of Interest Fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (MA), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID 04-3407816.) Donations to ACE are tax-deductible.

Contact Us

info@aceandover.org

 

Andover Coalition for Education
P.O. Box 1521
Andover, MA 01810