Project 8: College & Career Readiness Investment Fund

Round 3 Awards

Auburn College Board Springboard, Advising & Industry Certification

$158,592 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2015-16

The Auburn School District is implementing a two-pronged approach to college and career readiness to ensure the diverse and under-represented students have information and access to pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement coursework and information and access to career planning and industry certification programs.

District Assistant Director for College and Career Readiness $ 146,592
Support students’ career readiness through cover fees for students to take industry certification exams. $   12,000
Total $ 158,592

Highline Ninth Grade Support System and Credit Attainment

$226,487 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2015-16

Highline is implementing six related strategies to ensure success for district ninth graders, including: (1) Personalization through individualized student-adult connections; (2) Strong family connections; (3) an Early Warning System and a Freshman Success Monitoring Tool; (4) Building a blended-learning credit recovery program; (5) Expanded learning opportunities:; and (6) Dedicated Staffing of a “Success Dean” in each high needs school who will track data, support key adults and teachers, and ensure that the above strategies are implemented.

High School Success Deans $ 197,210
AP exam fees for low and middle income students $   12,500
Indirect Costs $   16,777
Total $ 226,487

Kent Preparing College Bound and Career Ready Students

$112,244 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2015-16

Kent’s efforts aim to: reduce disproportionality between White/Asian students and the various underrepresented student groups in the AP/IB/Dual Credit programs; increase college readiness for all underrepresented students; provide targeted support for all College Bound Scholars; and develop support structures to prepare at-risk students for college and career readiness. The district is implementing (1) the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at Kent-Meridian High School; (2) support structures for students enrolled in the Washington State College Bound Scholarship; and (3) planning processes for IB Middle Years at Mill Creek Middle School.

AVID training, materials, membership fee and professional development for teachers and tutors. $    80,515
College Bound Student Supports $      4,225
Parent supports (Parent Academy for Student Achievement and parent education about Naviance college and career readiness online tool) $    12,690
IB Library $      6,500
Indirect Costs $      8,314
Total $ 112,244

Renton International Baccalaureate Expansion and Family Support

$201,258 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2015-16

This project aims to implement the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Renton High School to mitigate and overcome achievement and opportunity gaps. Through whole-school reform, the IBDP will infuse all aspects of IBDP in the school rather than merely being a program solely for high-achievers during the 11th and 12th grades.

Improve teacher knowledge and capacity by providing professional development $   62,350
IB curriculum review and tracking of student performance $   44,000
Strengthen IB program through bringing together IB Coordinator and teachers to align curriculum and assessment $   15,000
IB instructional materials $   58,000
Family outreach $     7,000
Indirect Costs $   14,908
Total $ 201,258

Tukwila Get Ready, Get Out, Get In

$111,800 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2015-16

Tukwila School District aims to improve students’ credit accrual, reduce students’ course failure rates, address dropout recovery and promote students’ educational aspirations. The district is implementing: (1) a credit recovery summer school; (2) transition summer programs for rising ninth graders; (3) targeting students placed at risk of failing a course through weekly pulls of data; (4) dropout reengagement programs; (5) career exploration; (6) expansion of AP; and (7) the development of a system to track students’ progress towards their completion of college entrance requirements.

At-risk student identification and re-engagement $   55,000
Educational Aspirations Program (integrating AVID, Career Cruising and school advisory activities) $   55,000
Support summer AP Boot Camp program $     1,800
Total $ 111,800

 

Round 2 Awards

Auburn College Board Springboard, Advising & Industry Certification

$242,460 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2014-15

The Auburn School District is implementing a two-pronged approach to college and career readiness to ensure the diverse and under-represented students have information and access to pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement coursework and information and access to career planning and industry certification programs.

Teacher Training and Coordination $                     6,750
District Assistant Director for College and Career Readiness $                 121,500
College Board Springboard Curriculum for Middle and High School $                   47,750
Career Industry Certifications and Exam Costs $                   43,000
Preparation of Programs of Study Documents $                     5,500
Indirect Costs $                   17,960
Total $                 242,460

Federal Way Advanced Placement Support, Persistence & Completion

$175,436 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2014-15

Federal Way Public Schools continues to adjust policies and procedures around Academic Acceleration to provide opportunities for all students to enroll in advanced courses and further close the enrollment gap. The AP Support, Persistence and Completion project includes staff professional development and assistance for those students who have not been previously enrolled in such rigorous courses or those who continue to struggle.

Advanced Programs Coordinator $                 105,000
Teacher Professional Development $                   48,441
AP Lounge Support for Advanced Placement students to meet after school $                     9,000
Indirect Costs $                   12,995
Total $                 175,436

Highline Ninth Grade Support System and Credit Attainment

$225,182 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2014-15

Highline is implementing six related strategies to ensure success for district ninth graders, including: (1) Personalization through individualized student-adult connections; (2) Strong family connections; (3) an Early Warning System and a Freshman Success Monitoring Tool; (4) Building a blended-learning credit recovery program; (5) Expanded learning opportunities:; and (6) Dedicated Staffing of a “Success Dean” in each high needs school who will track data, support key adults and teachers, and ensure that the above strategies are implemented.

High School Success Deans $                   201,002
Transportation to After School Tutoring $                       7,500
Indirect Costs $                     16,680
Total $                   225,182

Kent Preparing College Bound and Career Ready Students

$163,095 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2014-15

Kent’s efforts aim to: reduce disproportionality between White/Asian students and the various underrepresented student groups in the AP/IB/Dual Credit programs; increase college readiness for all underrepresented students; provide targeted support for all College Bound Scholars; and develop support structures to prepare at-risk students for college and career readiness. The district is implementing (1) the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at Kent-Meridian High School; (2) support structures for students enrolled in the Washington State College Bound Scholarship; and (3) planning processes for IB Middle Years at Mill Creek Middle School.

AVID Training $                     10,896
AVID Tutors and Staff Meetings $                     66,417
AVID Membership and Service Fees $                     12,485
AVID Library $                       1,200
College Bound Student Supports $                     40,913
IB Training and Support $                       3,383
IB Library $                       6,300
IB Test Registration $                         9,420
Indirect Costs $                     12,081
Total $                    163,095

Renton International Baccalaureate Expansion and Family Support

$247,482 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2014-15

This project aims to implement the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Renton High School to mitigate and overcome achievement and opportunity gaps. Through whole-school reform, the IBDP will infuse all aspects of IBDP in the school rather than merely being a program solely for high-achievers during the 11th and 12th grades.

Personnel for IB Teacher Training, Program Coordination and Student Support $                     56,350
Family Outreach Expenses $                     15,000
Travel to IB Conferences $                     28,800
Registration at IB Trainings and Conferences $                     29,000
Student College Visits $                     29,000
Textbooks and Materials $                     55,000
Student IB Exam Fees $                     16,000
Indirect Costs $                     18,332
Total $                   247,482

Seattle College Bound

$45,241 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2014-15

Seattle will provide college knowledge to College Bound Scholarship students and families in high needs schools. To support these efforts, the grant will fund professional development to school counselors and College Bound leads so they can identify, track, and support College Bound students. The district will also collaborate with community partners to develop and implement strategies to provide targeted outreach and services to Special Education and ELL students.

College Bound Counselor $                     21,190
ELL Translation & Interpretation Services $                       2,000
Professional Development and Student Field Trips $                       9,020
College Bound Outreach Supplies and Materials $                     11,000
Indirect Costs $                       2,031
Total $                     45,241

Seattle Enhancing Applied STEM Learning

$162,210 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2014-15

Seattle will utilize grant funds to develop Cleveland High School’s Job Shadow Program, a week-long work-based experience and supporting structure to encourage meaningful career exploration and work-based learning during winter 2015. This Program includes a family orientation, instruction and accommodations and adaptations for students served in Special Education and English Language Learners programs and other learning and reflection activities to support Job Shadow participants.

Job Shadow Coordinators $                   110,422
Staff Support for Project $                     28,557
Substitutes During Staff Trainings $                       2,884
Supplies $                       1,900
Transportation $                     11,165
Indirect Costs $                       7,282
Total $                   162,210

 Tukwila Get Ready, Get Out, Get In

$246,314 One-year P8 award

Grant Period: 2014-15

Tukwila School District aims to improve students’ credit accrual, reduce students’ course failure rates, address dropout recovery and promote students’ educational aspirations. The district is implementing: (1) a credit recovery summer school; (2) transition summer programs for rising ninth graders; (3) targeting students placed at risk of failing a course through weekly pulls of data; (4) dropout reengagement programs; (5) career exploration; (6) expansion of AP; and (7) the development of a system to track students’ progress towards their completion of college entrance requirements.

Success Coordinator for Foster High School and College Readiness Coordinator for Showalter Middle School $                   100,000
Additional Personnel: After School Support Program, Language Acquisition Support, Advisory Curriculum Development, Director of Assessment $                     72,900
AVID Summer Institute $                     25,000
Academic Credit Recovery Licenses $                     39,795
Indirect Costs $                       8,619
Total $                   246,314

 

Round 1 Awards

Auburn College Board Springboard, Advising & Industry Certification

$200,880 One-year P8 award

Grant Period:  2013-14

The Auburn School District is implementing two pronged approach to college and career readiness to ensure the diverse and under-represented students have information and access to pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement coursework and information and access to career planning and industry certification programs.

Teacher Training and Coordination

 $55,435

Parent Outreach Materials and Translations

 $6,900

Preparation of Programs of Study Documents

 $5,750

College Board Springboard Middle School Curriculum

 $64,000

Career Industry Certifications and Exam Costs

 $38,915

Partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools to Support AP Course Taking

 $15,000

Indirect Costs

 $14,880

TOTAL

 $200,880

 Federal Way Advanced Placement Support, Persistence & Completion

$199,672 One-year P8 award

Grant Period:  2013-14

Federal Way Public Schools continues to adjust policies and procedures around Academic Acceleration to provide opportunities for all students to enroll in advanced courses and further close the enrollment gap.  The AP Support, Persistence and Completion project includes staff professional development and assistance for those students who have not been previously enrolled in such rigorous courses or those who continue to struggle.

Teacher Training

 $42,000

Advanced Programs Coordinator

 $58,050

Personnel for Student Transition Camp

 $12,000

Personnel for Advanced Programs Seminar for Students

 $9,600

Personnel Providing Student Guidance

 $44,305

AP Lounge Support for Advanced Placement students to meet after school in cohort groups

 $11,400

Personnel for Data and Fiscal Support

 $7,896

Indirect Costs

 $14,421

TOTAL

 $199,672

 Highline Ninth Grade Support System and Credit Attainment

$250,000 One-year P8 award

Grant Period:  2013-14

Highline is implementing six related strategies to ensure success for district ninth graders, including: (1) Personalization through individualized student-adult connections; (2) Strong family connections:  (3) Early Warning System and a Freshman Success Monitoring Tool (4) Building a blended-learning credit recovery program (5) Expanded learning opportunities:; and (6) Dedicated Staffing of a “Success Dean” in each high needs school who will track data, support key adults and teachers, and ensure that the above strategies are implemented.

High School Success Deans

 $157,400

Expanded Learning Opportunities

 $35,000

Personnel dedicated to Extra Support for Ninth Graders

 $10,000

Student Retreat

 $19,081

Subscription to Canvas (a credit retrieval program)

 $10,000

Indirect Costs

 $18,519

TOTAL

 $250,000

 Kent Advanced Placement Participation & College Bound Support

$220,754 One-year P8 award

Grant Period:  2013-14

Kent’s efforts aim to reduce disproportionality of between White/Asian students and the various underrepresented student groups in the AP/IB/Dual Credit programs; increase college readiness for all underrepresented students; provide targeted support for all College Bound Scholars; and develop support structures to prepare at-risk students for college and career readiness.  A key component will be to build systems capacity in the district to coordinate the various efforts taking place in school buildings through three related actions: (1) Building a district-wide systems driven structure supporting college and career readiness; (2):  Execute a strategic partnership with Equal Opportunity Schools to address opportunity gaps in Advanced Placement courses; and (3) Increase support structures for students enrolled in the Washington State College Bound Scholarship.

Project Management

 $64,673

Equal Opportunity Schools Partnership and School Personnel Time

 $100,453

College Bound Scholarship Personnel Time

 $33,973

Supplies and Mailing

 $4,918

Facility Rental for College Bound Scholarship Conference

 $5,200

Indirect Costs

 $11,537

TOTAL

 $220,754

Renton – Seattle Partnership: International Baccalaureate Expansion and Family Support

$170,640 One-year P8 award (Renton)

$251,552 One-year P8 award (Seattle)

Grant Period:  2013-14

This joint project aims to implement the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Renton High School, and bolster three Seattle high school IBDP programs to mitigate and overcome achievement and opportunity gaps. Through whole-school reform, the IBDP will infuse all aspects of IBDP in the school rather than merely being a program solely for high-achievers during the 11th and 12th grades.

Project Budget Renton

Personnel for IB Teacher Training and Coordination

 $19,570

Family Outreach Expenses

 $15,000

Supplies, Rosetta Stone Software Subscription and Supplies

 $10,720

Travel to IB Conferences

 $59,750

IB Conference and Training Registrations and Materials

 $38,700

Sixth Grade College Visits

 $8,000

Materials

 $6,260

Indirect

 $12,640

TOTAL

 $170,640

Project Budget Seattle

Teacher Training and Coordination

$79,000

Participation in IB conference and Workshops

$48,000

Supplies

$12,000

Family Outreach Coordinator and Community Member, Teacher and Parent Stipends

$45,000

Tutors, Coaches and Associated Monitoring

$32,000

Test Fee Subsidies, Professional Associations, Promotional materials and Other Costs

$24,743

Indirect

$10,809

TOTAL

$251,552

Tukwila Get Ready, Get Out, Get In

$200,000 One-year P8 award

Grant Period:  2013-14

Tukwila School District aims to improve students’ credit accrual, reduce students’ course failure rates, address dropout recovery and promote students’ educational aspirations.  The district is implementing: (1) a credit recovery summer school; (2) transition summer programs for rising ninth graders; (3) targeting students placed at risk of failing a course through weekly pulls of data; (4) dropout reengagement programs; (5) career exploration; (6) expansion of AP; and (7) the development of a system to track students’ progress towards their completion of college entrance requirements.

Success Coordinator for Foster High School

 $40,000

Personnel For After School Support Program, Credit Recovery and AP Training

 $88,666

AP Registration, Supplies, Including Materials for Middle School Educational Aspirations Program

 $13,000

Site Manager for Middle School College Aspirations Program

 $50,000

Indirect

 $8,334

TOTAL

 $200,000