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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...