The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the expansion of the Advanced High School Computer Science Professional Development Bonus Program to include Arkansas based College Board approved select Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) taking place during the summer of 2021. A listing of all Arkansas based APSIs, and contact information for each, may be accessed at http://bit.ly/ArkansasAPSI.
Under this bonus program, Arkansas educators holding the 528 Computer Science Endorsement, 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or 5014 Computer Science Technical Permit on their Arkansas Educator's License are eligible for bonuses for completion of approved advanced training sessions.
In addition to previously announced advanced training bonuses, the ADE Office of Computer Science will provide a bonus for completing an Arkansas based College Board Advanced Placement Computer Science A (APCSA) Summer Institute. Though most of the APCSA APSIs are four or five days, participants will be eligible for $100.00 per day for a maximum of three days ($300 total). Completion of all 30 hours of the APCSA APSI will be required to be eligible for any bonus amount.
To apply for the Advanced High School Computer Science Professional Development Bonus Program, educators must complete the application found at: http://bit.ly/ADCSforARBonus.
The bonus applicant will be required to upload a single PDF that contains documentation that demonstrates completion of the requirements of the bonus being sought.
All bonus payments will be made in accordance with ADE Commissioner's Memo COM-20-097 (http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4340) released on March 6, 2020.
Educators receiving Advanced High School Computer Science Professional Development Bonuses are not disqualified from 5652 PRAXIS reimbursement.
Information on other bonus opportunities may be accessed at: http://bit.ly/CSforARBonuses.
Funding for this bonus program is provided by the ADE as part of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Computer Science Initiative. The bonus program is subject to the availability of funding and allowable appropriation of funds. The program may be canceled, and amounts awarded under the program are subject to change, with or without advanced notice at the discretion of ADE.