Intel Schools of Distinction Awards

Posted by on December 21, 2009

Intel Schools of Distinction Awards Open for Applications
Deadline: February 17, 2010

A program of the Intel Education Initiative, the Intel Schools of Distinction Awards program recognizes U.S. schools that demonstrate 21st century teaching and learning environments and implement innovative programs that inspire their students to excel in math and science. Programs of the Intel Education Initiative are funded by the Intel Foundation and Intel Corporation.

The awards program is open to K-12 public, private, charter, and parochial schools in the United States, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. Eligibility is limited to accredited schools that are publicly funded and/or nonprofit. Home schools are not eligible. To be considered, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and science content standards. In order to be able to judge the impact of a school’s program, program judges will need to review at least three years of results data.

Eighteen finalists will be selected in April — three from each grade range (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) in each of the two categories of math and science — and all finalists will win a $5,000 cash grant and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a four-member team from their school and district. Six winners, to be selected from the eighteen finalists and announced at the Gala Awards Event in Washington, D.C., will each receive an additional $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and $100,000 worth of additional products and services from the program award sponsors. One of the final six winners will be identified as the Star Innovator for 2010 and earn an additional $15,000 cash grant from the Intel Foundation as well as additional services and products from the award sponsors.

Visit the Intel Web site for complete program information.

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