How to Apply

Step 1. Learn about what to expect

Coaches may volunteer face-to-face or through a digital forum. Learn about what's involved in each type of partnership, and find the one that suits you.

Step 2. Complete an application

The application for the 2016-17 school year is closed. Applications are open May–September each year. During the application, you'll be asked to select your preferred participation:

  • One-on-One (face-to-face)
    • You have the option of pairing up with a local teacher before applying, and providing their information on your application.
  • Teams (virtual)
  • Either One-on-One or Teams

Teachers will complete a separate application found on the AACT website.

Step 3. Notification

Applicants will be notified in the Fall, and partnerships will begin in October.    

Contact us at sciencecoaches@acs.org

Are you a K–12 teacher of chemistry interested in participating in Science Coaches? All teachers must be members of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT). Learn about teacher participation »