Since its founding in November 2005, ACE has granted over $800,000 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.
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Our Past Grants
December 2018: Total Granted: $31,750 Overview The Reading Workshop Model, A District Priority Andover Public School is in the first year of a three year implementation plan to introduce the Reading Workshop model in the elementary schools. Reading Workshop is...read more
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...read more
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...read more
2016-2019 Total Granted: $43,150 (2 payments as of 5-22-18)read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
Grant Date: 2011 Total Program Cost: ~$50,000 ACE Grant: 2011 Funding Partners to Date: Andover Rotary Club, Andover Public Schools The Andover Coalition for Education (ACE) has pledged to fund ten interactive whiteboards in 2010-2011. This will help, but the need is...read more
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,...read more
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....read more
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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.
Andover Coalition for Education
P.O. Box 1521
Andover, MA 01810