$158,287 - The Higher Powered Learning Grant Program Continues to Grow!
September 14, 2017

$158,287 - The Higher Powered Learning Grant Program Continues to Grow!

In its fifth year, the Higher Powered Learning Grant program continues to grow in popularity. This year, a record-breaking number of individual and consortium applications were submitted requesting $158,287 in total funding. A four member review team objectively scored each grant application and those scores determined which schools would receive the $100,000 appropriation.


On behalf of the Albany Diocesan School Board, the Catholic School Office is pleased to announce this year’s Higher Powered Learning Grant winners…


All Saints Catholic Academy

Many Little Things Make for One GREAT Place to Learn

Sacred Heart School

“MAS is More”: Music, Art, and Spanish Enrichment Program

St. Clement’s Regional Catholic School

STREAMing Ahead

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School

Make a Joyful Noise!

St. Mary’s Academy

The “STREAM Goes Chrome” at SMA

St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School

Around the World in 180 Days

St. Mary’s School Ballston Spa

“When 3 + 4 = 5 + 2 (What We've Learned)”

St. Thomas the Apostle School

Interactive Display Board to Expand Video Conferencing

Saratoga Central Catholic School

Chromebooks for Incoming Middle School Students

Blessed Sacrament School, St. Mary’s Institute, Holy Spirit School, and St. Mary’s Academy (Consortium #1)

Stages on the Sound Consortium Grant

St Jude the Apostle School and Catholic Central High School (Consortium #2)

Arts in Our Schools - Arts Immersion

St. Mary’s School Ballston Spa, Blessed Sacrament School, and St. Madeleine Sophie School (Consortium #3)

Keeping the Connection Alive: Professional Learning Communities for the 21st Century - Connecting for Academic Excellence (Part 2)

Catholic School Office on behalf of the 22 Diocese of Albany Catholic Schools (Consortium #5)

“App-y Hour” for Teachers: Bringing Technology to the Students’ Hands Through Optimizing Google Apps Content


The enthusiastic and collaborative response to the call for proposals made this year’s program the most competitive since its inception.

Congratulations and best wishes to our winners for a successful implementation of each innovative program!