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PSO Announces AEP Foundation Grant to Vanguard Academy in Broken Arrow

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Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), today announced a $50,000 grant from the AEP Foundation to Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation to fund equipment and tools for state-of-the-art STEM programs at Vanguard Academy. The AEP Foundation is the charitable arm of AEP and is partially funded by PSO.

The equipment and tools will be used in several classes at the new school, which started serving Broken Arrow high school students this academic year.

With a holistic approach to academics that focuses on growth and concept mastery rather than test scores and letter grades, Vanguard’s curriculum makes regular use of labs, a makerspace, workshops and outdoor classrooms.

“This generous investment will fund the raw materials for building our students into solution-seekers and problem-solvers,” said Jason Jedamski, director of Vanguard Academy. “We appreciate the generosity of the AEP Foundation and PSO’s efforts for on our behalf.”

PSO External Affairs Manager Michael Gordon praised the school’s innovative approach to education.

“Vanguard promotes an environment of exploration, creativity and collaboration,” Gordon said. “We’re proud to be an early partner in this project that we think will show real results.”

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