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 2017-18 school year opens May 2017. Enter your email address below to receive an email notification when the application opens.

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 »