Grant History

Collage of excel grants

Highline Schools Foundation awards grants directly to pre-K – 12th grade educators (including teachers, counselors, librarians, and other staff) throughout all Highline Public Schools to support innovative teaching and learning.

The Highline Schools Foundation supports the core purpose of Highline Public Schools – “to create a path to success for every student.” The Foundation acts as a bridge between need an opportunity in many ways – through college scholarships, college campus field trips, sports participating fees, band and orchestra instruments and back packs and school supplies.

One of the most impactful ways the Foundation supports students is with classroom grants. Schools ask and the Foundation answers.

2016

In 2016, we awarded $100,865 through Excel Grants and $10,000 through the annual Impact Grant to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools! This year’s Impact Grant was awarded to Chinook Middle School for the proposal “Bots Build Brains” submitted by Sydni Neves and Elizabeth Nelson. – [read more]

2016-2017 Funded Excel Grants

2015

This year’s $10,000 Impact Grant winner, announced at the Highline Schools’ State of our Schools event on November 2, is “Design and Engineering” submitted by Sandy Gady, Design and Engineering Teacher at Pacific Middle School.

The Foundation was able to fund more Excel Grant requests this year than ever before! $80,472 through 112 classroom grants and every school who applied for a grant this year received at least one! – read more | 2015-2016 Funded Excel Grants

$15,000 in Technology Grants were distributed for the first time in 2015. The winner the $5,000 Technology Grant award was “Live From Hilltop!” submitted by Nicole Grambo, 5th Grade Dual Language Teacher/Hilltop Huskies Journalism Club Lead Teacher at Hilltop Elementary School.

2014

This year’s $10,000 Impact Grant was awarded to the program Making an Impact: Building Bright Futures for Young Women in Computer Science. It was written by Royce Badley, Assistant Director of Career & College Pathways, and Julie Burr, Career Access Manager, for Highline Public Schools. – read more

The Highline Schools Foundation is awarding $76,206 for 89 classroom grants throughout all schools in Highline Public Schools. – read more | 2014-2015 Funded Excel Grants

2013

Global Connection High School received the first $10,000 Impact Grant for their new program “Positive Behavior Student Advisory Council.” Mount Rainier High School also received a $2,500 surprise grant for their program  “Improving Academic Success for Latino Students.” – read more or watch on YouTube.

The Highline Schools Foundation awarded $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in Highline Public Schools. – read more | 2013-2014 Funded Excel Grants

2012

Highline Schools Foundation awarded $41,539 in Excel/MAD grants for 78 grants at 35 different schools throughout Highline Public Schools. – read more | 2012-2013 Funded Excel Grants

2011

Highline Schools Foundation awarded $31,608 in Excel/MAD grants for 54 grants at 30 different schools throughout Highline Public Schools. – 2011-2012 Funded Excel Grants