2013 Community Grantees
College Spark Washington's 2013 grant recipients are listed below by region.
Bellevue College (Bellevue) – $150,000 over three years to partner with the Bellevue School District to conduct early college placement testing and provide remediation during high school for students that don’t test into college-level courses.
Bellingham Public Schools (Bellingham) -- $150,000 over three years to develop an alternative discipline system, increase attendance rates, and develop a system to support more 8th graders taking algebra at Shuksan Middle School in Bellingham.
Clover Park Technical College Foundation (Tacoma) -- $149,670 over three years to develop and pilot a system for using high school transcripts to place recent high school graduates in math courses.
Foundation for Seattle Community Colleges (Seattle) -- $150,000 over two years to support College Bound Scholarship students in three Seattle high schools enter college with early testing with remediation, navigation services, college-skills classes, and other transition supports.
Puget Sound Educational Services District (Tukwila) -- $30,000 over one year to develop an action plan addressing alignment of STEM courses with college requirements, access to college-preparatory classes, and improved advising for rigorous math taking.
Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) -- $69,662 over two years to incorporate the Common Core State Standards into the curriculum of its high school completion and Adult Basic Education programs.
Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101 (Spokane) -- $150,000 over three years to develop and implement a program to provide early college placement testing and remediation during high school for students that do not test into college-level courses.
Selkirk School District (Metaline Falls) -- $99,000 over three years to implement the elementary school AVID model with its middle school students and provide professional development for staff.
Stevenson Carson School District (Stevenson) -- $150,000 over three years to provide professional development for middle school math staff and to pilot a mid-year intervention for students at risk of failing Algebra.
Vancouver School District (Vancouver) -- $150,000 over three years to provide professional development for staff at Fort Vancouver and Hudson’s Bay high school focused on aligning curricular rigor with college-readiness standards and improving skills at working with low-income students.
Wenatchee School District (Wenatchee) -- $139,335 over three years to implement accelerated content in pre- Algebra courses at Orchard Middle School coupled with supplemental instructional support built into an extended math period.