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Diploma Plus High Schools

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

Funding Description

Resources are from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation through the Commonwealth Corporation and California Department of Education high school revenue apportionment. Funding will support planning and capacity building activities for two new high schools developed according to the Diploma Plus Model.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The applicant must open a new, performance-based high school that serves 250-400 students in September 2008; the proposed school must serve Diploma Plus population (initially enroll 15-17 year olds who are not progressing in mainstream, comprehensive high schools and are in danger of not graduating); and provide students with two-to-four or more years of educational services, depending on their individual needs with a curriculum aligned to district/state standards, utilizing a performance-based model.
Other Eligibility Considerations The local educational board (school or district) must demonstrate a commitment to the voluntary assignment of teachers and students; applicant must define an appropriate resource plan for supporting the school when operational; and demonstrate evidence of community capacity to implement Diploma Plus Essential Elements.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) 15, 16, 17, 18


Legal Authority N/A
Source / Type State, Private / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2007-08
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 9010 / 8699
Total Available $840,000
Recipient Amount 1,050
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Supplement from Commonwealth Corporation in the amount of $1,050 per student, spread over three year grant period.

Important Dates

Date Application Available September 18, 2006
Due Date December 15, 2006
Expected Notification Date January 31, 2007

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Diploma Plus High Schools []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other To learn more or to find out how you can apply to become a DP school, we invite you to attend one of the following information sessions. Contact Tracy Elms, New Ways to Work, for information about attending and registration at (Sacramento-Thursday, October 12, Los Angeles-Tuesday, October 31, and San Diego-Wednesday, November 1) New Ways is also hosting information calls on November 14, 30, and December 12, call (707) 824-8013 between 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.


Program Dennis Fisher, 916-445-5613,
Fiscal Dennis Fisher, 916-445-5613,
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-322-5012 (phone), 916-323-2039 (fax)
Last Modified: July 30, 2007

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