The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation would like to thank the businesses and foundations that made 2019 summer programs possible for hundreds of students: Meyer Memorial Trust, Starker Forests, Barker-Uerlings Insurance, HP Inc., Umpqua Bank, Citizens Bank, Corvallis Radiology, Gerding Builders, INTO Giving, Jacobs Engineering Group, Legend Homes, Mid-Valley Gastroenterology, Ollerenshaw Wealth Management, Oregon State Credit Union, Pacific Power Foundation, Samaritan Health Services, and Benton County Schools Credit Union.
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, CPSF increased its investment in summer programs to $90,000 this year, serving hundreds of students from incoming kindergartners to graduating high school seniors. View the full list of program offerings here.
Summer programs are a proven strategy for increasing student success and graduation rates in our community. CPSF began supporting summer programs at the secondary level in 2013. Since then, CPSF has worked closely with the Corvallis School District to expand programming to younger students. Programs now span the k-12 spectrum and focus on boosting students’ skills and confidence and easing transitions to new schools for incoming kindergartners, 6th graders, 9th graders, and newcomers.
Graduation rates in the State of Oregon are among the lowest in the nation. However, the state has seen modest gains for several years in a row. The on-time graduation rate for the state of Oregon rose to nearly 79 percent in the 2017-18 school year, according to the Oregon Department of Education.
Graduation rates in Corvallis also continued an upward trend, reaching 87 percent. This represents a nearly 20 percent increase over graduation rates in 2012-13 (67.5 percent).
Outcomes of 2019 summer programs – including the number of high school credits earned – will be released in the coming weeks.
The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation was established in 1996 to support local schools and inspire a lifetime of learning. To learn more about the work of CPSF, contact our office at 541-757-5857.