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APS Schools, Teachers Encouraged to Apply for Horizon Awards

May 2, 2011

The Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation has announced that district schools and teachers at all levels may apply for the Fall 2011 Horizon Awards. The awards, funded by the Foundation’s Horizon Campaign, will provide between $1,500 and $5,000 to projects in four areas:

  • Literacy
  • Fine arts
  • Science/technology/engineering/math and
  • Middle and high school activities.

This school year, the Horizon Awards put tens of thousands of dollars into classrooms throughout the district, and the campaign also contributed $20,000 to Join-a-School’s Seeds of Learning effort. A committee of the Foundation’s Board of Directors evaluated last year’s applications and picked more than 20 projects to fund at all levels. Approximately 5,000 APS students were touched by the awards.

“We believe the Horizon Awards were a great success in their first year, but of course there’s plenty more to do,” said Foundation Executive Director Phill Casaus. “We do know that they’re really well received by the teachers and kids in those classrooms.”

Applications for the Horizon Awards will be accepted by the Foundation through Sept. 12. A committee will again select recipients based on their efforts to provide innovative, quality educational opportunities to students in APS.

For more information, go to or call the Foundation office at 878-6165. The application is available at

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