The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation invites school operators and other nonprofit organizations to submit proposals to launch innovative early college high schools in Idaho. Idaho’s P-TECH schools will be founded in collaboration with higher education institutions and industry partners with the goal of graduating students with the credentials and skills needed to launch meaningful careers.
Any organization that demonstrates the capacity to launch a P-TECH school is welcome to apply, including those outside the state of Idaho. Potential applicants include:
- community colleges,
- public school districts,
- charter schools/charter management organizations, and
- other existing school operators.
The initiative was inspired by the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) schools that have been opened in partnership with IBM in New York and Illinois. Those schools serve students from grades 9-14, but JKAF is open to funding projects that serve a different grade range as well.
P-TECH schools partner with both an industry professional to ensure the school’s academic program is aligned to needs and trends in that industry and a higher education institution to guide and inform school curriculum.
JKAF has budgeted $5 million for a successful school startup, including expenses to pay for trips to Idaho to discuss potential proposals. The money will also pay for the school’s establishment, to ensure that students can attend without having to pay tuition.
Key RFP Dates:
Wednesday, February 27
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an RFP information session at the JKAF offices at 10:00am. RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, February 22. JKAF will support reasonable travel and lodging costs associated with attending the workshop.
Thursday, February 28 – Friday, March 1
Prospective charter applicants must attend a two-day Idaho Charter School Office Workshop. JKAF will support reasonable travel and lodging costs associated with attending the workshop.
Friday, March 8
Letters of Intent are due.
Friday, April 5
Full proposals are due.
Learn more and read the RFP here.
Questions? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org