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Mrs. DeGroat’s 1st grade class at Silver Strand Elementary

Thanks to CSF funding of the Arts Pathway, these first graders enrolled in Mrs. DeGroat’s class at Silver Strand Elementary expressed their creative vision at a Coronado High School Chalk Walk, which is also funded by CSF. (Photo by Erica DeGroat)

Revamped Funding Pathways for Coronado Unified 2019-20

Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) continues as responsive partner, funding the STEM and Arts Innovation Pathways provided to all students enrolled in the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD). For the past two years, CSF has worked closely with CUSD staff to identify the vital STEM and Arts programs and courses, beginning in elementary school all the way through 12th grade, that are critical to each student's success. In summary, the

  • STEM Innovation Pathway encompasses science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities while deploying the innovative Project Lead the Way curriculum
     
  • ARTS Innovation Pathway encompasses both the visual and performing arts, providing students with enrichment opportunities otherwise unavailable to them.

Piloted in the 2019 – 2020 academic year, both Pathway programs are resoundingly successful. At Silver Strand and Village Elementary Schools, each student visited their state-of-the-art Innovation Lab (iLab) and received Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) instruction during the year. Older students in 4th and 5th grades also built programmable robots as part of their iLab instruction, while younger ones learned to navigate iPads while exploring other technologies.

At Coronado Middle School, students utilized iLab space to employ a design thinking approach to effectively problem solve, create, make real world connections, and deepen their learning and understanding of academic content. Students also had access to Introduction to Coding, Coding, and Engineering classes made possible only because of donations to CSF. Some middle school students participated in the award-winning CMS Robotics Team, while others enrolled in the popular KCMS Broadcasting class. Digital Media and Introduction to Film classes were available to students as an elective, as well as art and VAPA supplies.

Coronado High School students pursued the STEM and Arts Pathways passions they’d created over the years in myriad ways, from enrolling in advanced computer science classes and conducting complex science experiments in labs, to AP Music Theory, Advanced Art, and Game Design coursework and playing in  the CHS band.

CUSD deeply appreciates CSF’s commitment of more than $900,000 in funding again this year, including $760,000 specifically for the STEM and Arts Pathways. Without the generosity of our donors, including The Lipp Family Foundation, Vivian Nelson Foundation, business partners, parents, and community members, these programs would simply not be possible. Thank you, CSF supporters!


STEM Innovation Pathway for 2020-2021: $468,500

Silver Strand STEM Funding: $45,460 (355 students) Amount Notes
SSE Innovation Lab Teacher $33,000 .30 Full-Time Equivalent
SSE Innovation Lab Supplies $4,500 Supplies
SSE STEM (Training, Curriculum & Supplies) $2,960 Project Lead the Way
SSE STEM Program $5,000 Vernetti Family Gift

Village Elementary STEM Funding: $119,950 (760 students) Amount Notes
VES Innovation Lab Teacher $110,000 1.0 FTE
VES Innovation Lab Supplies $4,500 Supplies
VES STEM (Training, Curriculum & Supplies) $5,450 Project Lead the Way

Coronado Middle School Funding: $165,000 (720 students) Amount Notes
CMS Innovation Lab Teacher $88,000 .80 Full-Time Equivalent
CMS Coding Teacher $11,000 .10 Full-Time Equivalent
CMS Engineering Teacher $11,000 .10 Full-Time Equivalent
Robotics Team & Innovation Lab Supplies $40,000 Stipend, Supplies, Entry Fees
STEM (Training, Curriculum, & Supplies) $3,000 Project Lead The Way

Coronado High School Funding: $138,090 (1,140 students) Amount Notes
CHS Computer Science Teacher $88,000 .80 Full Time Equivalent
CHS Science Lab (Materials & Support) $25,090 Materials & Support
CHS Robotics Team & Innovation Lab Supplies $25,000 Stipend, Supplies, Entry Fees

Arts Pathway, Visual & Performing for 2019-20: $285,000

Silver Strand Elementary Funding: $35,000 (355 students) Amount Notes
SSE Choir (VAPA) Teacher $3,500 Stipend
SSE Band (VAPA Teacher) $3,500 Stipend
SSE VAPA Classroom Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
SSE VAPA Supplies $1,000 Supplies
SSE VAPA Program $5,000 Vernetti Family Gift

Village Elementary Funding: $61,500 (760 students) Amount Notes
VES Choir (VAPA) Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
VES Band (VAPA) Teacher $20,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
VES VAPA Classroom Teacher $18,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
VAPA Supplies $1,500 Supplies

Coronado Middle School Funding: $90,000 (720 students) Amount Notes
CMS Broadcasting Teacher (KCMS) $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
CMS Exploring Performing Arts, 6th Grade Wheel Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
CMS Digital Media & Intro to Film Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
CMS Art Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
VAPA Supplies $2,000 Supplies

Coronado High School Funding: $105,000 (1,140 students) Amount Notes
CHS AP Music Theory Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
CHS Band Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
CHS Advanced Art Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
CHS Game Design Teacher $22,000 .20 Full-Time Equivalent
CHS VAPA Supplies $7,000 Supplies

CSF Impact

  • 2020-21 STEM Pathway Funding

    468,000

  • 2020-21 Arts Pathway Funding

    291,500

  • Students benefiting from your donations

    3,200

  • Number of donors in past year

    1,383

THANKS TO OUR SUPERINTENDENT PARTNERS ($10,000+):

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