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Posted: February 13, 2014

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Nearly Half a Million Dollars Has Gone into Classrooms via Horizon Awards

Applications for the latest round of Horizon Awards sponsored by the APS Education Foundation are now available. Deadline is March 7.

Apply Now (Horizon grant button)

The APS Education Foundation has awarded more than $450,000 to teachers and school teams through the Horizon Campaign since the program began in 2010. Thousands of students have been touched by the awards through teachers’ innovative proposals to improve classroom teaching and learning.

Individuals may apply for up to $1,500 and school teams may apply for up to $5,000 for projects supporting one of four focus areas:

  • Literacy
  • Fine Arts
  • Middle and High School Clubs or Activities
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

For more information, contact Foundation Executive Director Phill Casaus at or 878.6165 or Partnerships Manager Lauren Joule at or 855.5274.

Reviewers will be looking for proposals that make a big impact on student achievement and classroom learning in an innovative way.

Teachers who won Fall 2013 grants are ineligible for this cycle.

The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 7.

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