Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation

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Academic Excellence
at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School since 1995

Thanks to our generous donors!

Find out more about the programs that the Foundation has funded.

Find out more about the Foundation and its programs via these videos.

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1383088192000-AmazonSmileDid you know that Amazon donates .5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers? Please help us support critical programs at B-CC High School by designating the B-CC High School Educational Foundation when you shop! It’s easy to do: just click here!

Give Local America Today and Support B-CC!

GLA-fullcolorThe Give Local America fundraising campaign is today Tuesday, May 6th. 

Please help make a difference for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students by donating generously to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation. Our goal is to raise $10K to support our students.

Where will that money go? We’ll send 75 of our neediest students to a special summer program to build their academic skills and their confidence. This year for the first time we’re hoping to include a Girls Empowerment Initiative. And we’ll help teachers launch brand new programs next fall that they’ve designed to enrich the curriculum for their students.

Thanks for your support!

Help Us Make History!

GLA-fullcolorMark your calendars! On May 6th 2014, from 12:00a.m. to 11:59:59pm, our  Foundation is participating in  Give Local Greater Washington, an 24-hour online giving event for charities.

Every donation will be stretched further if you donate to our organization through

We hope you will consider supporting us on May 6th!

Your donation will go a long way in helping us to ensure that every student graduates B-CC well-prepared for college and fulfilling careers.

Foundation’s March Event is a Hit!

DSC_0111It’s hard to go wrong with delicious food, friends, jazz and a good cause: On March 13, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High  School Educational Foundation’s annual “Evening of Wine, Chocolate and Cheese” proved to be another big success, as more than 200 guests attended and mingled with faculty, staff and alumni and enjoyed the music of the B-CC Jazz Band.

The money raised will go to support the Foundation’s many programs at the school.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation by three B-CC students who benefitted from three of the Foundation’s signature programs: Francis Navas-Ochoa, ’14, spoke about attending the Summer Academy the summer before his freshman year; Grace Rosen, ’16, explained how much the TAP program has helped her with Algebra II (see a quote from her speech to the left); and Jannah Madyun, ’11, who is now a junior at the University of Maryland, College Park, described her experience with College Tracks and how instrumental the program was in helping her get into college. B-CC Foundation President Matt Gandal and B-CC Principal Karen Lockard also spoke briefly about the importance of the Foundation to the school, and Foundation Secretary Bruce Rosenblum delivered advice to incoming parents and announced the winners of the drawing of gift cards from area merchants.

More pictures from the evening can be viewed here.

If you were unable to attend, you can still make your donation online.

TAP (Time for Academic Progress) Continues to Help Students at All Levels

Students from all grades and with GPAs from below 2.0 to above 3.5 have visited TAP at B-CC this school year, reported TAP coordinator Stacy Farrar at the Foundation’s March board meeting.

TAP, B-CC High School’s only after-school academic support program, is funded entirely by the Foundation from donations from the B-CC community — current and former B-CC families, alumni, friends, townships, and local businesses. It offers sessions on English, Math, Science, and Social Studies (new this school year), all staffed by B-CC teachers.

According to Ms. Farrar, students have made more than 800 visits to TAP at B-CC so far this school year, with two-thirds of the visits accounted for by sophomores and juniors. Math continues to be in highest demand, with students seeking help in subjects ranging from Algebra and Geometry to AP Calculus and AP Statistics. Almost 60% of the Math visits were for Pre-Calculus and Honors Algebra.

Find out more about TAP and other Foundation-funded programs at

With your help, we fund the following Signature Programs:

The B-CC High School Educational Foundation helps all our students succeed in high school and find a pathway to college and lifelong success. We depend on the generosity of the B-CC community – alumni, faculty, parents, community members, businesses, and municipalities – to fund our three signature programs:
Time for Academic Progress offers after-school academic support to students at all levels.
Summer Academy and Mentoring Program offers a three-week 9th grade summer program that eases the transition to high school for incoming 9th grade students who have struggled academically in middle school, and a one-week 10th grade summer program that helps at-risk rising 10th graders explore post-high school options.
CollegeTracks helps B-CC students overcome the hurdles standing between them and college. A significant number of our students don’t know how to apply to college or get financial aid.

The Foundation's Grants Program also funds professional development to help B-CC teachers hone their skills, equipment and supplies to improve classroom instruction, and start-up expenses for a variety of innovative programs.

Recent Grants:

At its November 2013 board meeting, the Foundation approved funding for the following:
IB Program: the 2014 subscription to the ManageBAC software used by IB students and staff;
English Department: a lunch-time program for at-risk 10th and 11th graders to help them prepare for the English High School Assessment (HSA) test;
Media Center: the purchase of commonly requested textbooks for use by students in the Media Center before school, during lunch, and after school to do homework and study for tests;
Science Department: refurbishing and improving the greenhouse's watering and irrigation system, plant beds, and ventilation;
English Department/Chips: the annual writing contest to encourage and recognize students' excellence in writing.