A Los Angeles Unified School District pilot school has been selected to receive a $100,000 “Next Generation Learning Challenges Breakthrough Schools Grant.”
The Incubator School, which will be colocating on the campus of Playa Vista Elementary School this fall, is one of 30 schools nationwide to receive the national grant.
By being awarded the grant, the Incubator School is also qualified to apply for a $450,000 follow-up grant in December, say school representatives.
Pilot schools are a combination of charter schools and traditional public schools. They have the freedoms of charter schools but are under direct school district control. They tend to focus on a particular theme and the Incubator School’s is geared toward entrepreneurship.
The pilot school will begin its first year Aug. 13 with sixth and seventh grade classes.