Alcoa Foundation announced today that it has awarded a $20,000 grant to Stanly County Schools. The grant will support efforts to improve student achievement in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) among middle and high school students.
“Stanly County Schools is thankful to Alcoa for the funding to provide our students with online STEM course opportunities,” said Sandra Carter, assistant superintendent of Stanly County Schools. “The funds will be utilized to develop courses in STEM areas that would otherwise not be available. We appreciate the support Alcoa provides to our students.”
The Alcoa Foundation grant will focus on personalizing STEM online courses for more than 4,500 students at 10 Stanly County schools. The program – called “STEM Education: It’s An Online Opportunity” – is designed to better prepare students for college by helping them become independent learners and analytical thinkers.
“Alcoa Foundation is committed to improve the environment and educate tomorrow’s leaders,” said Nicole Wright, Alcoa Foundation’s local representative. “We’re excited about helping train Stanly County students to become the scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who will be important to tomorrow’s economy.”
In addition, the grant will support additional STEM enrichment opportunities and training for Stanly County teachers.