Advanced Course Access (ACA) Grant


    NYSED has given Nassau BOCES permission to offer the ACA Grant to ALL students in New York State. 

    Please see the flyer and video below for more information.

    Questions should be directed to:

    Elisa Maggi


    Advanced Course Access Flyer.


    Nassau BOCES, along with nine initial participating school districts, is the only New York State BOCES recipient of the full Advanced Course Access Grant funding! This 2-year grant includes: 

    • funding for approximately 150 enrollments per year for advanced courses
    • support for school counselors to help identify new pools of students who, based on data, are likely to succeed in advanced coursework
    • College Board training for district teachers to enable them to teach and have their students succeed in advanced coursework 


    *New for 2022-2023 SY*

    Nassau BOCES was given permission by NYSED to include students and teachers throughout New York State in its Advanced Course Access grant.  Participation is targeted at increasing enrollment in and availability of advanced courses, especially for under-represented populations, and with an emphasis on advanced courses in the STEM areas.  The grant funds provide no-cost enrollments in AP courses, TOR support of SUNY Empire State courses and tuition for teachers to attend College Board-sponsored workshops.

    **See the list of suggested AP and SUNY Empire State Course offerings here**


    College Board Summer Institutes

    The ACA grant covers tuition and daily stipends for a total of 12 teachers, (one from each participating district plus three members of the Nassau BOCES Virtual Teacher of Record Team) to attend College Board Summer Institutes to prepare them to teach AP courses. Participants may choose any College Board Summer Institute offered by the following providers:

    • Howard University
    • Manhattan College
    • Molloy College
    • Nova Southeastern
    • Woodward Academy

    See information about Summer Institute offerings HERE.