VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Nolasco
Date: 07/18/16 Phone: 757.263.1234
News Release No. 003 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: lauren.nolasco@vbschools.com

Green Run High School awarded
Innovation Planning Grant

Green Run High School has been awarded a $50,000 Innovation Planning Grant from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). According to the VDOE, the grants are awarded to school divisions that have proposed bold programs aimed at providing their students with innovative approaches to learning.

Green Run High School will use the grant to provide blended learning opportunities and internships for students that align with their needs and interests. With this grant, Green Run students can choose from experiences in a series of college and career pathways, including access to new courses that can lead to industry credentials, internships with local businesses as well as new certification programs from local colleges. This grant will fund necessary resources and increased professional development opportunities for teachers.

“Through this grant, we can offer a multitude of new options for our students at Green Run High School,” said Virginia Beach City Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence. “I’m thrilled that Green Run’s staff will be able to more fully develop our offerings for our students to connect classroom learning with their academic and career goals.”

According to the VDOE, the grants were authorized by the 2016 General Assembly in order to encourage school divisions to develop innovative programs that emphasize personalized learning, alignment with local workforce needs and college and career readiness.

For more information about the grant program, visit the VDOE website.

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