in our students:
TRANSFORMING EDUCATION: $492,000
One of the first-in-the-nation integrated K–12 computer science/computational thinking curricula. Addresses racial and gender equity in computer science education.
Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) P-5 Initiative
Builds foundational in science, technology, engineering, and math for preschool through 8th grade students along with 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, creativity.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Implements SEL in middle and high school to help children develop self-management, relationship, social and self-awareness skills, and responsible decision-making skills.
College & Career Next Steps Initiative
Enhanced college counseling, college and financial aid application workshops, and 24/7 access to the cloud-based Naviance college and career planning platform.
Equips students with independent research and communication skills increasingly valued by colleges through a two-coursehigh school sequence at Bellevue and Newport high schools.
Equity BOOM & Shout Experience
Engages Black, Native American, and Latin secondary students with adult facilitators who identify with them on racial, cultural and social topics.
Arts, Enrichment & Innovation Grants
Enhances students’ education with innovative learning opportunities in and out of the classroom: field trips, visiting authors and artists, innovative tools, books, and more.
Boosts music opportunities through the purchase of musical instruments and equipment for student use throughout Bellevue schools and music achievement through specialized instruction and clinics.
Educational Events and Outreach
Supporting Students: $508,000
Provides tuition-free slots for low-income children to attend high-quality Bellevue School District preschools.
Project READiness Early Literacy Intervention
Helps kindergarten and first grade students at six high-poverty schools meet literacy benchmarks, paving the way for them to “read to learn” by third grade.
Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
Helps students with college-preparatory study skills through AVID elective classes and strategies embedded in core secondary school classes.
National Board Certification
Improves student outcomes through rigorous certification process for teachers. The Foundation has supported more than 400 teachers achieving their NBCT.
Volunteers in Bellevue’s Education System (VIBES)
Supports recruitment, training, placement, and tracking of volunteer mentors and tutors at all 28 Bellevue schools. This successful program offers one-on-one mentoring, study skills coaching (AVID), College Corps college application assistance, and more.
Pre-Avid Positive Behavior Intervention at Highland
Supports struggling students with AVID preparatory class and with positive behavior intervention. Previous outcomes show elimination achievement gaps for at-risk students.