Improving graduation rates, one student at a time

TheĀ Corvallis Public Schools Foundation strivesĀ to make it possible for all students to participate and succeedĀ in school.

Research tells us thatĀ students who are not meeting grade level proficiencies in primary grades will continue to lag as they advance to high school. In addition, historically underserved studentsĀ score lower than average at all grade levels. Ā Private donationsĀ are makingĀ aĀ difference for these students.

In 2013, the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation worked with school principalsĀ to address theĀ need for greater support for students in math and writing.Ā  Since that time, with funding from the Foundation, hundreds ofĀ students have attended summer school, earned credits, and gained academic confidence in small class settings. WeĀ continue to fund targeted interventions for studentsĀ during the summer months and to work with school district leadership to explore other programs that will help students stay on course and achieve their goals.