March 31, 2015

Your Donations Will Fund Key Academic Support Programs This Summer at B-CC!

The continued generosity of our donors–especially those who have stepped up more than once this year and particularly those who responded to our emergency online campaign for our March event–made it possible for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Foundation Board members to vote to approve funding for the following programs this summer at the March 25th Board meeting:

Ninth Grade Summer Academy

Designed to help students who struggled academically and/or socially in middle school prepare for a successful transition to 9th grade. Involves direct instruction in essential skills, meetings with members of student government, introduction to resources such as TAP, and participation in team and leadership building exercises.
–serves 45-60 students.

Tenth Grade Summer Academy

Assists upcoming 10th graders understand the importance of hard work while emphasizing interest inventories, career and college exploration and community service.
–serves 20-30 students.

College Essay Writing Workshop

Students will receive 10 hours of focused instruction and individual attention in a college essay writing workshop. Students will respond to a variety of college essay prompts, polish and prepare at least one essay for admissions.
–serves 50 students

Girls Leadership Program

Provides girls with the inspiration, motivation, and skills needed to be leaders in the community. Students will hear from guest speakers/community leaders, B-CC alums, and teachers.
–serves 12-15 students

IB/AP Study Skills

Offers a workshop for rising 11th graders taking IB and AP classes who need extra help to make a smooth entry into these classes. Students will focus on research skills, developing research questions, evaluating sources, incorporating source material into a research-based essay.
–serves up to 50 students.

Journalism and Media Literacy Intensive

Teachers will work with students on news and feature writing and media literacy and opinion writing to teach them strong writing skills and to demonstrate that knowledge and opinion of current events and clear concise writing will be of service in a variety of classes.
–serves 20-30 students.

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Campaign for Academic Excellence

The Foundation’s Campaign for Academic Excellence provides a continuum of year-round integrated academic support and enrichment programs that promote high academic standards and success for all students at B-CC High School.



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Partnership with B-CC High School Since 1995

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation was established in 1995 during a time of declining enrollment and deteriorating facilities at B-CC High School. The Foundation took on the charge to help improve school facilities, raise academic rigor, and re-engineer B-CC for the 21st Century

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation was established in 1995 during a time of declining enrollment and deteriorating facilities at B-CC High School. The Foundation took on the charge to help improve school facilities, raise academic rigor, and re-engineer B-CC for the 21st Century.

Foundation Net Revenue 1996-2016 By the summer of 2016, the Foundation has raised more than two and a half million dollars to meet that challenge and to invest in academic excellence at B-CC High School. With new programs and a newly modernized facility that was completed in February 2002, B-CC’s enrollment, reflecting community confidence in the school, has been increasing steadily ever since.

The generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, students, businesses, and community members has made it possible for the Foundation to fund innovative academic support programs that promote high academic standards and support success for all B-CC students. In the process, the Foundation helped bring several “firsts” to B-CC High School:

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