CLASSROOM AND EXPRESS GRANTS
Fund a Grant. Empower A Teacher.
“For me, PCEF is the first to help. We all have a lot of tools that were initially given by PCEF before the school or district budget covered them for a whole department. These tools make the classroom more alive and engaging, and help us give the big picture.” - Debra Alcox, PCHS Math Teacher
The number one influence on student success is the classroom teacher.
PCEF was born in 1986 when a PCHS classroom teacher asked for a grant to send two of her students to a space camp at Stanford. PCEF donors have been funding teachers' dreams of a better classroom experience for their students ever since.
Classroom Grants are awarded to teachers to bring innovative ideas, concepts, or practices to life, or expand past successful ideas in the classroom or school. Teachers (and administration!) get to conceptualize and then try new things - unique learning activities, innovative technology. Money is allocated to programs that focus on creativity and innovation, the whole child, and academic success. Classroom Grants requests are awarded in the spring for the following school year, and have a maximum of $45,000 per grant.
Express Grants are awarded to teachers for last minute needs and may be requested for up to $1,000. As the name implies, Express Grants have a very short turn-around and exist to fill immediate classroom needs. Our Emergency Express Grants program is continuing during the 2020-2021 school year.
If you are a PCSD teacher, staff, or admin looking to apply for a grant, please click HERE.
Classroom Grants give teachers the support they need to try new ideas or expand successful ones they've seen in other classrooms or schools. PCEF funding helps these ideas gain traction and thrive within a school. PCEF then often steps in to help find other funding sources over time so effective initiatives can expand and reach more students.
Every student benefits from great teachers improving their classroom!
“The most important people in schools are teachers. The rest of us are support. Because of that first-hand knowledge and expertise, teachers are in the best position to identify new ways to engage students in learning.” - Bob Edmiston, Principal, MPES
PCEF DONOR SUPPORT
The Classroom Grants program started in 1986. Since then, countless students and teachers have been impacted with nearly $13,000,000 in funding from PCEF donors.
PCEF grants make teacher ideas a reality. Help us ensure that our teachers have the funding we need. We invite you to DONATE HERE.
2021 - 2022 Classroom Grants
K-12 Computer Science => All Schools
After School Program => Ecker Hill Middle School
After School Reading Program => McPolin Elementary
After School STEM & Science => All Elementary Schools
Augmented Reality Books for ALL => Jeremy Ranch Elementary
Before School Program McPolin and Parley's Park Elementary Schools
Blues in the School => Ecker Hill Middle School
Drop Out Prevention: Help Our Students Graduate! Credit Remediation Fee Assistance => Park City Learning Center
Elementary Program for Academic Challenge & Enrichment (PACE) => All Elementary Schools
Keys to Success => Ecker Hill Middle School
Latinos In Action => TMJHTreasure Mountain Junior High
Leadership and Latinos in Action => Ecker Hill Middle School
Makerspace => Parley's Park
Mustang After School Academy (MASA )=> Treasure Mountain Junior High
Osmo Platform for ipads => McPolin Elementary
PCHS Aerial Filmmaking Licensure Program => Park City High School
PCHS College Access Program => Park City High School
PCHS Debate => Park City High School
PCHS Drama Department => Park City High School
PCHS Latinos in Action => Park City High School
PCHS Robotics Club => Park City High School
Special Ed Transition Program Leisure Activities => Park City Learning Center
Student Pathways to Success => Ecker Hill Middle School
Tuition Assistance for at-risk, low-income PCSD Preschool Students
Visiting Artist Program => Treasure Mountain Junior High
Wellness Program => Park City Learning Center