How to Apply

Step 1. Learn about what to expect

Coaches will work with a teacher in a local elementary, middle, or high school throughout the course of one school year on projects they determine with the teacher. Learn more about what’s involved in this partnership.

Step 2. Complete an application

The application for the 2021-2022 school year is closed. Please check back in April 2022 for next year's application!

Teachers will complete a separate teacher application. More information for teachers is available on the AACT website.

Step 3. Notification

This year, we are piloting a two-phase application and program acceptance timeline. Other than being able to start your partnership earlier in the year, there is no difference, whether you are notified in July or October, to program benefits or requirements.

Important Dates

  • Phase 1: The application will open in early April. Applications received by June 1 will be reviewed, and selected partnerships will be notified in July.
  • Phase 2: The final deadline is September 1. If you are not matched in Phase 1, or if you apply after June 1, we will review your application and will notify you of your status by October 1.
  • Note: Applicants are not guaranteed program participation.

Questions? Check out the Science Coaches FAQs on the AACT website, or 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) to participate.