Along with reading and writing, science and math are the core of the educational curriculum. The SchoolPower Endowment Teacher Grants provide funding for cutting edge technological resources, field trips and state of the art programs in math and science at all four schools. Annual grants are balanced between the two elementary schools, but may focus on a different discipline in any given year. For a comprehensive list of any year's grants, go to Empowered Educators.
|Teacher Grants 2007-2010:
"This is unlike anything I've seen in my previous four school districts. Mr. Smart and our Science Department have received numerous allocations from SchoolPower that have directly benefited our students. Our students are afforded the opportunities to see classroom instruction turn to life through the support of our generous community. The difference shows in test scores, engagement, attitudes regarding science, and college acceptance rates. We are grateful."
Dr. Don Austin, Principal
Laguna Beach High School
"This year's SchoolPower grant enabled me to pick up a piece that focuses on activity-based economics. Involving my students in activities that require them to make choices and decisions is an ideal way to teach the economic way of thinking. Chinese proverb: I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
Mark Alvarez, LBHS Economics Teacher