The Enhancing Education Program annually awards grants up to $250. Funds are awarded to teachers for use within the classroom to purchase items or supplies that will directly impact the learning experience for a majority of students. Past award recipients utilized funds to purchase equipment, software, books, DVDs, and teaching materials.
In 2015-2016, 7 grants were awarded for use in the following classes:
Lauren Shultz (Art) – ceramic molds for use in the visual arts program
Grace Stanton (Language Arts) – Anne Frank Exhibit
David Chung (Language Arts) – HD wireless document camera
Sally Pierotti (Social Science) – AP Euro review books
Hannah Young (Special Ed) – Chromebook for special education classroom
William Truong (Science) – blood pressure cuffs for physiology unit
Judy Yen (Psychology) – supplies for biology unit in AP Psychology
Eligibility Criteria and Program Information
Classroom awards up to $250 per recipient; the total number of awards will be dependent upon available funding. Recipients will be announced in November.
Recipients will be asked to provide a brief statement on how you were able to implement the enhancements with your students.
Prior recipients - If you applied and received an enhancement grant in 2015-2016, we respectfully request that you recuse yourself this year to give others the opportunity to benefit from this program. For those who received awards in 2014-2015, you are invited to apply in the current round.
Continuing Education Scholarship – for credentialed teachers and counselors.
California State PTA offers a $500 Continuing Education scholarship for credentialed teachers and counselors. The application deadline is Monday, October 17. More info can be found at http://capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/continuing-education/.
Student Scholarships – PTSA Student membership required
**Graduating Seniors must have joined PTSA as a student member by the end of First Semester (January 26, 2017) in order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship.