Goal: To assist the instructors of Washington High School in providing quality instruction and unique learning experiences for their students.

How could this be achieved?  The Alumni Foundation is looking at things that would not be covered by a district/school budget or where that budget falls short. It could be paying for a substitute so a class can go on an educational field trip, art supplies (clay, paint), and science needs in the lab, et cetera. We’re sure there are many needs to be funded, and we are seeking ideas from administrators and instructors.

Application Process
We anticipate on using a simple form asking the instructors basic questions to fulfill their academic needs:

-- Describe the needed materials, or proposed activity, and estimated cost.
-- Outline the student learning outcomes that would be facilitated and the number of students who would benefit.
-- Share any prior activities or partnerships that have benefitted students.
-- Department Chair and/or Administrative approval/comments.
-- The Alumni Foundation Board members would review the applications and may invite the instructor to attend an Alumni Foundation Board     Meeting for an interview and final approval.

Funding of Requests
The funds would be provided to the school and/or directly to the instructor depending on the extent and benefits of the request.

The instructor would provide the Alumni Board with a very brief report on the outcome of the activity or impact of the materials/equipment purchased. Ideally, this information would accompany pictures of the students engaged in the facilitated activity, and could perhaps be reported in the school newspaper, the Hatchet, and the Alumni Foundation website to raise awareness among students, staff and alumni.

2016-17 Grants:    serving over 75 students!

Resource Teacher: white board markers, world atlas, post-it notes and pocket folder-portfolios - $225

Core Support: 2 HP Chromebooks to assist in curriculum delivery for students with learning disabilities - $600

Classroom / Academic Grant Program Overview

** See below for 2016-17 funded grants!