Caroline County Public Schools received a $25,000 check during the October 6 Board of Education meeting from the Monsanto Corporation.
The money is being used to implement the Active Physical Science program at the high schools. The money comes from the Monsanto America's Farmers Grow Rural Education fund.
The physical science course, for students in grades 10-12 is hands-on and lab based. Students will engage in the practices of science and engineering, while integrating math, technology and writing to learn physical science concepts in the context of the real world. The course will help all students understand the real world connections to both chemistry and physics. This is the second year in a row Caroline County has received the $25,000 grant.
The Farmers Grow Rural Education helps farmers impact their communities by supporting local school districts. The program gives farmers the opportunity to nominate a rural public school district in their community to compete for merit-based grants of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education.
"We are extremely grateful for the continued support of our local farmers," said Supervisor of Instruction Debbie George. "Grants like this are what help our school system's science program be the best it can be."