Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

The Education Foundation provides these extraordinary STEM +A-Rts educational experiences for Apollo-Ridge students using funds from the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program:


Arts Enrichment

  • Students in grades 2 and 4 attend Schooltime Concerts presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony.

  • Thirty guitars were purchased to create a new program for freshmen in the humanities rotation.

  • The Foundation sponsored a program on 9/11 presented by the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial to the students and the community.


STEM Enrichment

  • All elementary students visited the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek, Armstrong County’s only destination providing environmental education & responsible resource conservation.

  • Anatomy students observe open heart surgeries at Allegheny General Hospital

  • Students who score at least a 3 on AP exams are reimbursed for the test-taking expense.

  • Fees are paid for high school and middle school students to participate in local Quiz Bowl, Rube Goldberg, and Math League academic competitions.

  • A new course in electrical circuitry, using world-class curriculum from Project Lead the Way, was funded for students in grade 8.

Ready or Not Tots were purchased with EITC funds to enrich the Family & Child Studies curriculum.

Junior Kate Myers' Independent Project idea to paint murals on storm drains turned into a unique collaboration between the Foundation, IUP ArtsPath, Armstrong Conservation District, Allegheny Ridge Corporation, Roaring Run Watershed Association, Apollo Area Historical Society and Apollo Borough.

Since 2012

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Since 2012

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Since 2018

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Since 2018

Since 2019

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