Hilltop Elementary School Taylor Newton Terre Salzer and Melissa Frangias

Foundation Trustee Carlyn Roedell visited Hilltop Elementary last December with grant checks!
“A Book a Day Makes the Firsties Say Yay” – Taylor Newton
“A Visit From a Favorite Author” & “Northwest Barn owls” – Terre Salzer
“The ART of Community” – Mellissa Frangias

For 15 years, Highline Schools Foundation has awarded grants directly to pre-K through 12th grade educators (including teachers, counselors, librarians, and other staff) throughout all Highline Public Schools to support innovative teaching and learning. The Foundation acts as a bridge between need and opportunity in many ways – through college scholarships, college campus field trips, sports participation fees, band and orchestra instruments, and backpacks and school supplies; but one of the most impactful ways the Foundation supports students is with grants.

Applications for both Excel Grants and the Impact Grant are being accepted, see the links below to each online application. The deadline is ONE WEEK earlier this year: Deadline: Thursday 10/26/17.



In 2016, The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $100,865 in Excel Grants and since the project’s origin in February 2002, we have distributed $561,893 to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools!

The goal of the Excel Grant program is to fund innovative ideas and programs that school budgets can’t provide. We strive to support activities and experiences that expand the learning process and actively engage students. [Grants funded for 2016-2017 school year]

The Foundation’s Impact Grant awards $10,000 to one school or program in the district for an opportunity that aligns with the Highline Public Schools strategic plan in a way that impacts a large number of students. [2016 Impact Grant: Bots Build Brains]

In support of the District’s Strategic Plan where every student in the class of 2026 will graduate tech-savvy and tech-literate, the Department of Technology Services (DoTS) offered Technology Mini Grants in 2015 to help bridge the gap for educational reform in the classroom, and advance student achievement. For the 2016-17 school-year, these grants will be available to teachers through the Excel Grant program.

Contact the Foundation office at [email protected] or (206) 631-3120 for more information.