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Specialized Secondary Programs

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

The Specialized Secondary Program (SSP) provides start-up funds for the establishment of new, advanced learning opportunities in California high schools. These programs are expected to be a model for standards-based instruction, rich in curriculum content, and provide varied instructional methodologies that emphasize expanded, in depth study of a targeted content area and path.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Each district may submit one SSP application for one comprehensive high school that is not currently receiving SSP funds. The proposed program must be new to the school, serve students in at least grades 10-12, and commit to using technology as an implementation tool only. Students enrolled in an SSP should reflect the demographics of the school. Faculty members in SSPs must develop curriculum, instructional materials, and methodologies that will be made available to other schools in the state.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
An Intent to Submit form must be sent to the High School Initiatives Office, postmarked by Friday, October 31, 2003.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code Sections 58800-58806
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2002-03
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7370 / 8590
Total Available $5,136,000
Recipient
Amount
$185,000 - $285,000
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula $35,000 for planning year. Subsequently $150,000 to $250,000 total funding over three years for implementation (based on size of school).

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
September 15, 2003
Due Date December 5, 2003
Expected
Notification Date
May 1, 2004

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Barbara Weiss
Phone : 916-319-0481
E-mail : bweiss@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Jeanne Geiser
Phone : 916-319-0474
E-mail : jgeiser@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division
Phone : 916-319-0893
Fax : 916-319-0163

Last Modified: August 3, 2007

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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