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Creekside Cooperative Charter School receives $250,000 in federal grant funding

Community submitted photo/Via e-mail to aedgett@siCreekside fifth and sixth graders studying ancient Egypt at the Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Creekside Cooperative Charter School, a Tahoe City public school serving students in grades K through 8, was awarded $250,000 from the federal Public Charter School Grant Program, to be spent during the next two school years. Director Camille Taylor reports Creekside Cooperative is allocating a significant portion of the grant monies to its developing computer lab, purchasing computers, technology equipment and software for student use to support the schooland#8217;s hands-on experiential learning mission and thematic project-based instruction.

Other grant money purchases will include classroom equipment, Spanish curriculum for its daily language instruction, physical education equipment, and art/music instruments and materials. Each of the schooland#8217;s purchases with these funds will directly support Creeksideand#8217; education philosophy of collaborative learning and experiential instruction, increasing academic excellence while developing student social and environmental consciousness and heightening awareness of individual and community potential.

Creekside Cooperative Charter School has developed an instruction model that combines the flexible features of independent study with the support of classroom instruction. Its hybrid approach now serves as a model for numerous California charter schools opening in the next year. True to its commitment to community partnership, Creekside has pledged to allocate a portion of its federal grant funds to bring professional development not only to its own staff, but also to educators and parents throughout the communities served by TTUSD and Incline Village schools. For more information on enrollment or upcoming professional development opportunities, visit http://www.creeksidecooperative.org or call (530) 581-1036.

and#8212; Submitted to the Sun via e-mail to aedgett@sierrasun.com