Well folks, this post is kind of long, but here is the information about the A.P.L.E. grant. It is the Assumption Program of Loans for Education. It is our government’s way of giving back to those who labor so hard in a sometimes thankless job where the only rewards are the progress of the students. The website to find out more information about this excellent program is http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=111.
For Future Teachers K through 12
The APLE is a competitive teacher incentive program designed to encourage outstanding students, district interns, and out-of-state teachers to become California teachers in subject areas where a critical teacher shortage has been identified or in designated schools meeting specific criteria established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
APLE applicants must agree to teach in one of the following teacher shortage areas:
– Mathematics (Grades 7 – 12)
– Science (Life/Physical)(Grades 7 – 12)
– Foreign Language
– Education Specialist Instruction (formerly Special Education)
– Reading and Language Arts
– English(Grades 7 – 12)
– Low-Income Area School
– School Serving Rural Area
– State Special School
– School with a High Percentage of Emergency Permit Teachers
– Low-Performing School
The 2005-2006 APLE eligible schools have been identified by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This list may vary from prior year school listings. To locate an eligible school, you may click here.
Must be pursuing a muliple subject or single subject credential and agree to teach at a school ranked in the bottom 50th percentile of the Academic Performance Index (API) grades K-12.
APLE participants who agree to, and provide, the designated teaching service in the area of math, science, or education specialist instruction are eligible to receive an additional $1,000 per year in loan assumption benefits. Particpants meeting this requirement who provide teaching service in a California public school that is ranked in the lowest 20th percentile of the API are eligible to receive an additional $1,000 per year, making the total amount of loan assumption $19,000.
Designated Low Income –
Must be pursuing a multiple subject or single subject credential and agree to teach at a designated low-income school in grades K-12.
Schools with a High Percentage of Emergency Permit Teachers –
Must be pursuing a multiple subject or single subject credential and agree to teach at a school with a high percentage of emergency permit teachers in grades K-12.
Rural Schools –
Must be pursuing a multiple subject or single subject credential and agree to teach at a school serving rural areas in grades K-12.
DISBURSEMENT PAYMENTS TO LENDERS
The Commission may assume up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances in return for four consecutive years teaching service.
* Up to $2,000 after completion of first full school year of eligible full-time teaching
* Up to $3,000 after completion of second full year of eligible full-time teaching
* Up to $3,000 after completion of third full school year of eligible full-time teaching
* Up to $3,000 after completion of fourth full school year of eligible full-time teaching
– Approved to receive or have received an educational loan(s)
– Not in default on any educational loans
– Agree to teach in a CA public school in one of the areas listed above for at least four years
The following are additional eligibility requirements for APLE only:
– Legal resident of CA
– Completed 60 semester units (90 quarter units)
– In a program leading to BA or in teacher prep program