The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has announced that six DeKalb County School District schools have been selected as recipients of the Graduates Ready to Attain Success in Postsecondary (GRASP) Grant.
Four schools are receiving the GRASP Cohort 2 Sustainability Grant worth $56,250—Clarkston High School, McNair High School, Stone Mountain High School and Towers High School. Cross Keys High School and Miller Grove High School are receiving $102,000 each from the GRASP Cohort 3 Grant.
“I want to thank the Georgia Department of Education for awarding the GRASP grant to these six schools,” said DeKalb County School District Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris. “The district is dedicated to meeting the social, emotional and mental health needs of our students, and this grant will help these six schools meet those needs.”
The GRASP grants provide selected high schools with funding for one additional counselor to support a specific and limited caseload of at-risk students in achieving academic, personal/social, and career development success. Allowable grant expenditures include salary, benefits, and travel expenses to required training for the additional counselor.
GRASP counselor duties will include, but will not be limited to:
GRASP is a two-year grant program, with two participating cohorts of counselors and students.