Electric car conversion, a new composites course, high school courses for college credit and literacy enhancements for English and Spanish speakers are a few of the impacts to be made by a $29,200 grant from the Northshore Schools Foundation (NSF) to the Northshore School District. The funds were raised during the fall “All in for Kids” campaign.
• $2,400 for a pilot 8th grade college board test to help students identify their interests and aptitude for advanced studies.
• $2,000 to support the district auto tech program at Bothell High School where students are converting a gas vehicle to an electric one and then taking it on the road to show students district-wide how electric engines can be more powerful and sustainable than standard gas engines. Funds will also support a new composites manufacturing course to prepare students for current science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs at The Boeing Company and other local aerospace manufacturers.
• $7,000 investment in textbooks for high school level International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) and College in the High School classes.
• $15,000 investment in elementary literacy. Funds will build new teacher libraries and offer support for English and Spanish speaking students to improve student learning and reduce the opportunity gap.
• $2,800 to support the elementary Math Olympiad teams.