- Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 01:14
Clairton City School District is proud to announce that the Heinz Endowments solely funded the SEA Program for $50,000.
|4th grader Mason Suss and 7th grader Laurence Robinson|
The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.
The budget projection covers the cost of instructional tutors, support staff (food monitors/nurse), Keystone Exam staff, and classroom resources/materials.
The Heinz Endowments has allowed Clairton City School District the opportunity to provide immediate and timely intervention for students to meet proficiency requirements on the biology, algebra, and literature Keystone Exams. The program helps to promote student success during summer testing. Earning proficiency on the three Keystone Exams is a requirement to graduate in 2017. Grades K-8 are also able to attend a SEA program customized for their grade level and focused on strengthening skills in reading, writing, math and science.
With the aid of the Heinz Endowments, Clairton City School District has also been able to extend the traditional summer program with two new science summer enrichment programs, one for elementary students and one for middle school students. This program is geared towards those that show an excelled interest in science, technology, engineering and
|8th grader Aquaveon Jackson and other members of the science camp|
mathematics (STEM) based on a teacher recommendation. Approximately 20 students are participating. Pictured above right are 4th grader Mason Suss and 7th grader Laurence Robinson working on volcanoes. The volcano project is part of a partnership with the elementary and middle school science camp and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Pictured at right are 8th grader Aquaveon Jackson and other members of the science camp, funded by the Heinz Endowments, working on bird feeders. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory visits the program weekly and conducts different experiments and projects.