Welcome to Georgia PRISM
The Georgia Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) is an initiative of the University System of Georgia designed to increase science and mathematics achievement for all P-12 students in order to improve their readiness for post-secondary education and careers by enhancing teacher quality, raising expectations for all stakeholders, and closing achievement gaps.
Awarded to the University System of Georgia in 2003, the initiative is funded by a five-year, $34.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is scheduled to be funded through the school year of 2008.
PRISM is working actively in four diverse regions (Metropolitan Atlanta, Northeast Georgia, East Central Georgia and Southeast Georgia) of the state with partners at the university and P-12 level in each region. Portions of the PRISM work is also being carried out with the help of additional University System institutions referred to as the PRISM Satellites.
PRISM seeks to:
- Provide challenging science and mathematics curricula for all students
- Raise public awareness of the need for all students to complete challenging curricula in science and mathematics
- Increase and sustain the number, quality and diversity of preK-12 teachers of science and mathematics
- Increase the responsiveness of higher education to the needs of schools.