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Request for Applications

Specialized Secondary Programs


Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

The Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) provides start-up funds for the establishment of new, advanced programs in California high schools. The programs are expected to be a model for standards-based instruction, rich in curriculum content with varied instructional methodologies that emphasize expanded, in-depth study of a targeted content area, theme, or career focus. Funding is available for planning new programs or schools which may include, Linked Learning pathways, career academies, and arts integrated models.

Program Questions: Tony Quirarte, e-mail: tquirarte@cde.ca.gov, tel. 916-319-0388

Downloading Questions: Jeanne Geiser, e-mail: jgeiser@ cde.ca.gov, tel. 916-319-0474

Document Description
Cover letter (DOC)

Cover letter announcing the availability of funds through Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) request for application.

Application (DOC) The Specialized Secondary Programs request for application.
Appendices (DOC) Instructions and process for funding allocation.

Certifications and Assurances
Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted May-2013)

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

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