Educational Connections has been selected as a provider for the Virginia Department of Education's K-12 Learning Acceleration Grant. Governor Glenn Youngkin launched this program to support families living in Virginia dealing with the pandemic's lasting impacts on their kids' education.
Like the governor, we here at Educational Connections are concerned about the pandemic’s lasting impacts on learning in combination with the annual summer slide. Research shows that students can lose 2 ½ months of academic gains during summer break if they don’t engage in academics.
Here's the best part...
Parents of school-age children can receive grants for $1500 or $3000 for tutoring services. There are no income requirements or caps for the smaller grant.
Your family can qualify if you live in Virginia and your child attends K-12 public or private school or is home-schooled.
3 Easy Steps to Get, Then Use Your Grant
- HERE is the page for the VDOE Learning Acceleration Grants. $30 million dollars is allocated for the program.*UPDATE: The VDOE "received the maximum number of applications it's able to process at the program's current funding level" on June 8, 2023, and stopped accepting new applications.
- Once you are approved, follow the directions in your VDOE approval email to create an account on ClassWallet. Your grant from the state will remain in your ClassWallet Purse until used for approved services.
- After you see the credit for tutoring services in your ClassWallet account, schedule a call HERE to have your child matched with one of our hand-selected tutors. Be sure to inform us that you’re using a VDOE grant for your child’s individualized learning plan during your initial phone call.You will be charged a $120, one-time, non-refundable placement fee.The $1500 grant covers 13 one-to-one sessions. The larger grant will pay for 26 one-to-one sessions.If you received a grant before August 1, 2023, documentation showing proof of at least one completed session must be submitted within ClassWallet prior to September 1, 2023.If you received a grant after August 1, 2023, documentation showing proof of at least one completed session must be submitted within ClassWallet prior to December 1, 2023.
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Have Additional Questions?
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