We’re taking a closer look at another Windermere Foundation recipient today helping students on the Eastside. The Issaquah Schools Foundation works with the Issaquah School District and drives resources to help all students achieve the promise of their academic potential. This grant supports their newer Pre-K/Kindergarten Summer School.
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization that drives resources to help all students achieve the promise of their academic potential. They do this by bridging the gap between funds the state provides for basic education and the dollars our schools need to prepare students for success in school and life. Their vision is to be the unifying organization that enables the Issaquah School District to provide access to exceptional opportunities district-wide that ignite learning, improve educational outcomes and prepare all students to be confident, competent and engaged citizens.
The Pre-K/Kindergarten Summer School Program debuted 2012 and has grown from serving 36 students at one location to enhancing the education of 120 students at three sites. Moving forward, the Issaquah Schools Foundation looks to expand to more locations and place more emphasis on overcoming barriers to participation of students who most need the program. The results of this program have reflected its effectiveness. Upon an analysis by the Issaquah School District, they found that growth among students who attended the program was over twice that of non-attendees. The Issaquah Schools Foundation feels this is a solid indication of the impact the program is having on young low-income, ELL and at-risk children.
Thank you Issaquah Schools Foundation for all that you do and the students you support!