The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) with the intent of catalyzing the creation of early college high schools that will provide students with the credentials and skills needed to launch meaningful careers. Inspired by the P-TECH schools that have opened in partnership with IBM in New York and Illinois, these new schools will be created in collaboration with higher education institutions and industry partners. The goal of this initiative is to establish innovative new schools that will increase student achievement outcomes in Idaho while also producing graduates who can fill positions for which employers must currently seek out-of-state talent. JKAF will award grants of up to $5,000,000. Check out the full RFP document by clicking here.
Who Can Apply?
JKAF welcomes proposals from any organization within or outside of Idaho that demonstrates the capacity to launch a P-TECH school. Eligible applicants include but are not limited to:
Public school districts
Charter schools/Charter Management Organizations
Other existing school operators
Key RFP Dates
February 27 Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an RFP information session at the JKAF offices at 10:00am. Interested applicants should RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, February 22. JKAF will support reasonable travel and lodging costs associated with attending the workshop.
February 28 - March 1 Prospective charter applicants must attend a two-day Idaho Charter School Office Workshop. JKAF will support reasonable travel and lodging costs associated with attending the workshop.
March 8 Letters of Intent are due
April 5 Full proposals are due
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