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Great News! CHS Wins Another $10,000 Grant!

We are thrilled to announce that Colchester High School has been awarded another $10,000 grant in order to support its work in developing personalized learning grants (PLPs) for its students!

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The grant funds from the Vermont Agency of Education will accelerate and further build CHS’s capacity to develop PLPs, allowing for additional professional development and training as well as facilitating collaboration with other schools that have successfully implemented PLPs. CHS’s goal is to begin implementing personalized learning plans with all seventh and ninth graders beginning in the fall of 2014.

A key component of personalizing the educational experience for all students at CHS involves reviewing school-wide performance data; CHS’s Leadership Team regularly analyzes performance data in order to assess and implement necessary changes at CHS in order to ensure the success of our students. This grant funding will support further development of these systems and structures to refine understanding of each students’ learning progress throughout their CHS careers. It will also provide greater access to resources—including trainers, time, and technology—to build a more cohesive, personalized learning system and to more effectively personalize individual students’ learning.

This most recent award boosts CHS’s grant awards to $30,000 for this academic year alone; in December, we announced another $10,000 grant supporting classroom technology (please click here to read that article and to view a short film about it!). An additional $10,000 grant to support PLPs was also recently awarded.

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Colchester School District actively pursues alternative funding opportunities in order to augment programs and services for the students and community it serves. The district has investigated, sought, and received grant funding to support programming in the areas of science and technology, mathematics, literacy, early education, career exploration and preparedness, nutrition, physical education, music, environmental sustainability, and supplemental instruction.

To learn more about personalized learning plans, please click here to visit the Vermont Agency of Education’s page about them. And for more information about CHS’s instruction, please call (802) 264-5700, or call our administrative offices at (802) 264-5999.

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