Circleville City Schools has been named one of nine, Ohio public schools named to the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, in the amount of $10,000. Specifically, the funding award is for initiatives that increase girls’ participation in STEAM-based activities (Science, Technology, Education, the Arts, and Mathematics).
Circleville, Ohio based Wright Farms nominated the district and partnered with school administrators for the distinction.
The Grow Rural Education program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEAM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEAM curriculum. These grants are helping to improve test scores, but better yet, they’re getting kids to think bigger about their tomorrow.
Circleville City offers students in grades K-12 a rigorous STEAM-based curriculum to foster innovation, discovery, and 21st century learning. Highlighted by our 1:1 student to technology initiative, the district believes in using STEAM concepts as a vehicle to college and career readiness for students.
For a complete overview of our K-12 STEAM offerings STEM brochure.
The Bayer Fund, which supports the Grow Rural Education program, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Bayer employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education, and community development projects.