• Rowan-Salisbury Schools (RSS) was awarded a $26.3 million federal grant in September 2020. The 2020 Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) grant is a program through the US Department of Education’s Office of Elementary & Secondary Education. The grant, entitled “Accelerate Rowan,” will be dispersed over the course of three years, and will support the district’s Renewal efforts.

    Accelerate Rowan is designed to accelerate system-wide implementation of Renewal through student-centered schools, in which every student has an effective teacher and every school has effective leadership to improve the successful outcomes for all students.

    Through Renewal, RSS is committed to redesigning education to create authentic and personalized learning experiences for all students by implementing teacher-led development of curriculum, investing in the professional development of teachers and leaders, and building programs to attract, recruit, hire and retain the highest quality educators for the children we are honored to serve.

Accelerate Rowan funds many critical programs, including:

  • Accelerate Rowan Lab School (ARLS)

  • Lesson Plan Development

  • North Carolina New Teacher Support Program

  • Performance-Based Compensation

  • Teacher-Leader Academy