Sierra Expeditionary Learning School in Truckee awarded $575,000 |

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School in Truckee awarded $575,000

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Sierra Expeditionary Learning Schools (SELS), a tuition-free public school operating independently under TTUSD, has been awarded the Public Charter School Grant in the amount of $575,000. The federal grant is paid over two years and is intended to help new charter schools develop into highly performing schools. The grant focus is on funding professional development, board development and assists with the implementation of effective student and staff assessment systems.

School Director David Manahan said, and#8220;We feel very fortunate to receive this support. Through additional training, staffing, and resources, these funds will help us build a stronger overall school program. We are very excited for the benefits this grant will provide our students.and#8221;

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School is currently in their first year of operation and offers a hands-on Expeditionary Learning curriculum which adheres to district and state standards. Expeditionary Learning curriculum, developed by Outward Bound, is a research-based, hands-on approach to learning. With a 16-year track record of success in schools nationwide, Expeditionary Learning curriculum has been credited with improving test scores and increasing student motivation and achievement.

SELS is accepting applications for 2011-2012 school year. For more information visit

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