Tax Credit Impact
The Qualified Education Donation has previously funded support for COVID-19 relief efforts in Georgia schools, Innovative Education Fund grants for teachers and schools and districts and more. Check out some of our examples of the PEACH Education tax credit at work:
- In Paulding County, Allgood and Dallas Elementary Schools partnered with Horizons Atlanta to provide full day summer enrichment programs, tuition-free to combat summer slide. At the end of summer, student literacy had grown an average of four months.
- In Henry County, a program weaving together art and reading led to 76% of third graders at New Hope Elementary improving three or more reading levels from fall to spring and to an increase in positive feelings towards reading overall.
- In Richmond County, after realizing the extent of learning loss resulting from COVID-19 interruptions, Richmond County Schools implemented on-demand and live tutoring services for K-12th grade students. The online service gives students the opportunity to access extra help when it fits their needs and family schedule and is making strides at curbing the COVID-19 learning slide.
- Early County High School developed a workforce development program to train students to use unmanned drone devices to survey farmland and collect data for local farmers. The new agricultural pathway project addressed workforce needs of local farmers while giving 103 students real-word experiences in agriculture, Early County’s largest industry. Not only did their scores on the district science benchmark increase but they also expanded their technical skillset, making them more marketable in the workforce.
- Ivy Preparatory Academy used funds from PEACH Education tax credits to implement Raspberry Pi, a program designed to teach students the fundamentals of computer science.
- Houston County’s Northside Middle School utilized PEACH funding to establish a STEAM Farm to enhance hands-on and project-based learning. The tax credit funds allowed the school to expand its recycling program and raised vegetable beds, and add hydroponic towers, a quail hatchery, an arboretum, and seating for an outdoor classroom.