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Acellus Grant Opportunities

The International Academy of Science, a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization, is actively engaged in seeking out grant funding to support the educational programs in both public and private educational institutions.  Acellus, a project of the International Academy of Science, was developed to turn the learning process into a science, discover new methods for improving the educational achievement of K-12 learners, and advance education through the deployment of innovative technologies.

An Acellus course utilizes a rich blend of photos, artwork, and other multimedia offerings from several generous sources and are provided to students at no cost. A community of volunteers and charitable contributions support the teams of courseware development.  Supplemental grant and scholarship funding complements the registration fees for students and schools. The actual cost for students and schools is a modest fee to help cover the record-keeping services and fees for licensing, developing, and delivering courseware.

Grant applications are currently being accepted for the following programs:

Google Grant

Acellus now supports Google Classroom for both teachers and students, allowing users to access all the features of Google Classroom along with Acellus.  As part of the Google Classroom project, a new matching grant program has been announced that will cover half of the cost of computers for Acellus Mobile Labs.  Private and public schools can apply for the Google grant.  This is not a grant competition, but rather a program to supply funding on a first come, first serve basis to schools satisfying a commitment of using the equipment for at least three years.

This grant opens up the possibility for each classroom to have a mobile computer lab, enabling every student to have access to Acellus blended learning programs. Under this grant, matching funds cover 50% of the cost of Acellus Mobile Labs as well as individual Electronic Textbooks. These labs come equipped with the Acellus Electronic Textbooks, and a security cart for storage and charging. The Electronic Textbooks come with the Acellus software pre-installed, and are ready for immediate use. They are also locked down to only run Acellus programs — preventing distractions and keeping students from inappropriate websites.

The Acellus Electronic Textbook is a 7 inch flat panel computer that has been locked-down for Acellus use only.  While Acellus can be run on tablet computers, students are often distracted with games, social media, and other non-appropriate uses. Sometimes, these recreational uses result in machines becoming infected with computer viruses.  The Acellus Electronic Textbook prevents the student distractions and virus vulnerability by being specifically designed for educational purposes.  The mobile labs come with 24 Acellus Electronic Textbooks, and a security charging cart for protection and storage.

To request information on the Google Grant for your school, please contact the International Academy of Science by phone, or via our contact form.

National Grant

US based schools can apply for the National Grant which can be used to supply matching grant funding for Acellus licenses, media servers, and training.  The National Grant program is facilitated through the International Academy of Science, and was created to support web-learning, and the effective use of technology in the educational setting.  Public and private educational institutions are equally eligible for funding opportunities.  Funding can be applied towards numerous learning environments, and is designed to promote a well-rounded educational experience for all learners.  Programs eligible include: blended learning for the mainstream environment, credit recovery, special education, english language learners, career and technical education, college readiness and advanced placement, foreign languages, computer science, arts, and STEM.

Training for teachers and administrators in the area of web-learning is also included in the grant programs.  The International Academy of Science offers a three-day Web-learning Certification and Training Course that is designed to empower administrators and teachers to effectively deploy web-learning programs. Educators attending this training will learn effective strategies for deploying web-learning in diverse programs supporting special needs programs for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and Individual Education Program (IEP) support, home hospital care, credit recovery, career and technical education, advanced placement, English as a Second Language (ESL), summer school enrichment, and independent studies. Participants acquire specialized targeted training on best practices for effectively managing and operating web-learning deployments.


Matching funds are available to cover 50% of the cost of Acellus student licenses, media servers and onsite training. Scholarships are also available to cover 100% of the tuition for the three-day Web-learning Certification and Training Course for up to 10 people.  To request information on the matching grant for your school, please contact the International Academy of Science by phone, or via our contact form.

Contact

Acellus State Coordinators are available to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have about grant opportunities for your school.

Contact Information:

Phone: (816) 229-3800
(877) 411-1138 (toll-free)

Fax: (816) 229-1000

7:00 am – 7:00 pm Central Time, Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Central Time, Friday

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Special thanks to:

The Academy recognizes Discover Financial Services for contributing $916,007 in grant funding to help schools purchase Acellus through their Pathway to Financial Success program. Learn More

The Academy recognizes Google for their recurring grant contributions through the Google Grants Program. Since April of 2012, Google has contributed $673,979 to build awareness of the Academy’s charitable programs.