MARCO ISLAND — The Marco Island Academy has been selected by the Florida Department of Education’s Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) to receive $325,000 from Federal funding payable over three time periods.
In order to qualify, applicants submitted a synopsis of their in-depth Charters on selected components along with measurable means of evaluating compliance with the Charter Schools Program (CSP) Objectives. The applications were then rated and ranked according to ratings with only 50 out of 98 applicants awarded grants. The selected recipients will be required to provide evidence of ongoing compliance at the state level with monthly reporting to the sponsoring District.
The awarding of a PCSGP grant by the FLDOE not only supports a school financially, it validates strong support for a school’s mission, vision, design and programs.
Jane Watt, chair of the Marco Island Academy, reports that, “This grant will help us reach our goal of offering the highest quality of education for our Marco Island high school students. Thanks to the additional funding, those who attend the MI Academy will have access to brand new, state of the art computers and technology to fulfill our unique vision of empowering the next generation.”