Category: Excel Grant

Highline Schools Foundation Awards over $110,000 Grants this December

Highline Schools Foundation is pleased to announce they awarded $110,550 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools this December! These funds will support activities and experiences that expand the learning process and actively engage students.

Excel Grant Stories – Field Trips

The U.S. Travel Association recently conducted a study with 400 adults (balanced for gender, age, race and income), half of which had taken a learning trip in their youth, the other half had not. The study found that, regardless of

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Excel Grant Stories – PBIS

Building a Positive School Culture at Pacific Middle School Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports are a school wide effort to encourage positive behavior and discourage negative behavior. HPS has made a huge push for PBIS in all of our schools.

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The ART of Community

We definitely were able to accomplish what we set out to do – from beginning to end. At the start, we introduced the project with a Skype call from the artist in New York. This inspired our 6th grade students

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Excel Grant Stories – Technology

One way the Foundation supports the HPS district’s Strategic Plan where every student in the class of 2026 will graduate tech-savvy and tech-literate is through our annual Excel Grants. The Foundation’s Excel Grant program was created to support classroom innovation

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Excel Grant Stories – STEM

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. … By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it

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Excel Grant Stories – The Arts

Over the past several years, there has been a trend of schools cutting the arts from their curriculum. Music, art, theater—gone for so many. Because the Highline Public Schools Board recognizes that arts education (defined as dance, music, theater, and

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Excel Grant Stories – Books

We know that getting young people hooked on reading is critical. A recent study by Sam Houston State University show strong connections between reading for pleasure & academic success. It showed that high school juniors who engaged in reading for

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards over $110,000 in Grants!

We are excited to announce we awarded $100,865 through Excel Grants and $10,000 through the annual Impact Grant this month to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools! Excel Grant awards ranged from $105 to $2,500 and will

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Highline Schools Foundation Awards over $100,000 in Grants this Fall!

The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded $80,472 through 112 classroom grants! Because of events like the Burien Brat Trot and Oktoberfest, and the generosity of our community, the Foundation was able to fund more grant requests this year than ever

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