E.E. Ford Fellows Program

E.E. Ford Fellows Program at University High School

It was June of 2016 when we learned that University High School was awarded a matching grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. It wasn’t exactly a surprise, as our administration and staff had spent weeks developing the idea, writing the proposal, and crafting the budget. But we weren’t a shoe-in either, as (then in our 16th year) we were a relatively young school and this was a substantial amount of money.

In the last two years, our teachers have studied everything from counting the physical campus as a teaching tool to specialized trainings for teachers who travel with students, from new mediums in art to new frameworks that offer shared language for our craft. We’ve experimented with a new scheduling model, with co-curricular classes, with course evaluation models, with learning groups. And, perhaps more than anything, we’ve normalized the practice of talking with one another about the core work of our school — teaching and learning. 

This opportunity has been a gift to University High School — made up of 65 actual gifts, one from the foundation and 64 from community members like you — and for that we are truly thankful.

Thank you for giving. Thank you for listening. And thank you for being a part of the University High School community.


Percent to $50,000 Goal for E.E. Ford Fellows Program

Dollars Raised to Date for E.E. Ford Fellows Program

Three Phases of the E.E. Ford Fellows Program

Phase One
Phase Two
Phase Three

Stories from the E.E. Ford Fellows Program

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