Donations help fund science lab at Squaw Valley Prep |

Donations help fund science lab at Squaw Valley Prep

Staff report
Squaw Valley Prep science teacher Jim Worthy, inside the school's new lab.
Courtesy Bonnie Birdsall Photography |

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley Prep, a public charter school serving grades 7-12, is rolling into its third year of existence with a new science lab and facility.

Featuring small class sizes of approximately 20 students each, Squaw Valley Prep serves as the upper grade continuum to the long standing K-6 Creekside Charter School serving students in the Truckee-Tahoe region.

The school set up residence three years ago at the base of Squaw near Shirley Canyon.

According to a press release from the school, that space expanded for the 2015-16 school year to the former Board of Realtors building — a roughly 3,500-square-foot space that allows more room for students and also houses a new, fully equipped science lab, backed by a matching grant of $26,500 in funds.

This grant and an additional non-matching grant of $11,500 were secured by Vince Soznwkowski, parent and head of the school’s fundraising arm, Squaw Education Foundation.

SVP continues to accept applications for enrollment, with spaces available in all upper grades and a few spots in first and fifth at Creekside. For information, contact the schools’ director, Jeff Kraunz, at 530-581-1036.

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