Back To School in the Skagit Valley:
Thanks to our partner organizations, students across Skagit County continued their learning over the summer and are prepared to succeed in school this fall.
Foundation for Academic Endeavors
Along with virtual learning support for families, Foundation for Academic Endeavors (FAE)'s main program is a 5-week Summer Academy that Skagit Community Foundation supported with a grant in May and an on-site visit in July. The FAE Summer Academy is 8am-2pm 5 days a week for 5 weeks and served about 250 students this year. School buses are chartered for the program to pick up students from across the county. Every classroom has at least one bilingual teacher or assistant teacher, and multiple staff are trilingual. The actual cost per student is about $1,800- but thanks to donations and grants from generous supporters and donors, FAE offers the entire five-week program to families for just $60 per child and a maximum of $150 per family with multiple children. Certified teachers and college fellows (who are studying to be teachers), incorporate literacy and reading into a curriculum based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for students starting at age 3 to freshmen in high school.
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