The programs help incoming kindergartners become acquainted with their new surroundings, meet future classmates and teachers and work on building the knowledge and skills they’ll need at school. Thanks to the Foundation for VPS and an anonymous donor, the programs will expand in the 2018–19 school year.
In 2017-18, VPS students and families benefited from cash and in-kind goods and services (non-district funds) provided by the external organizations with whom our Family-Community Resource Centers partner.
buildings trades students who learned from VPS’ tradespeople
The class, started in fall 2017, is focused on building trades to meet the demand for skilled workers. The class is part of the Hudson’s Bay High School’s Architecture, Construction and Environmental Services program.
Across the district, 100 VPS graduates received their associate degree and high school diploma simultaneously in 2018. This number is up from 23 in 2009, a 400 percent increase in less than a decade. The total value of scholarships awarded to the class of 2018 is approximately $23 million, up from $16 million in 2009, a 45 percent increase in less than a decade.