In the Spring, all Grant sixth graders, who elect to attend, spend a week at an outdoor science education sleep away camp in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. This is an amazing experience where students are able to learn more about themselves, their peers, and nature. As a parent/guardian you have the option of paying in full, starting a payment plan, or paying your child's tuition plus donating to help cover costs of travel and scholarships. Additionally, to ensure every child who wants to attend camp is able to do so, 6th grade parents are fundraising over the course of the year. For more information on the camp, please go their website.
Please be sure to include your student's name and 6th Grade Camp in the Paypal Notes section. Also, if you can cover the Paypal fee, we would appreciate it.
With a legacy as a Math/Science Magnet school, Grant TK-8 continues to focus its support in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). The Grant Community Foundation Imagine Campaign and Mission Hills 5K support this effort through donations that fortify teacher education, laboratory supplies, and online learning programs. Donate to the Imagine Campaign. Find out more about the Mission Hills 5K
The Grant TK-8 PTA and Foundation are focused on providing children with hands-on opportunities to experience art. The Imagine Campaign pays our art teacher and supports in-class art instruction. Parent volunteers work in classrooms with the Grant Great Artists program. We provide students with enrichment experiences that result in a well-rounded educational experience.
Grant's Music program for grades 4-8 includes both band and orchestra. Music is a required subject in grades 4 and 5, and an elective in Middle School. Each year the musicians perform a Winter and Spring Concert. Many of the musicians go on to play in the San Diego Unified School District Honor Orchestra. Equipment such as music stands and drum pads are provided by parents through their contributions to the Imagine Campaign.
The PTA funds a significant portion of new reading materials for all grades at Grant. Most recently, the PTA purchased over $11,000 in reading materials for the first grade classes.
Grant now has the Engineerium (the new Grant K8 coding, technology, engineering design and robotics lab). Through our Foundation, the Engineerium includes:
The Gecko Garden Life Sciences & Health program allows all students to explore horticulture and is an extension of the Full Option Science System (FOSS) life sciences curriculums. With the help of the science lab resources, students participate in a school-wide project that connects them with their environment and promotes good nutrition.
Grant’s Gecko Garden is an “outdoor laboratory” funded by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) with oversight from the science lab coordinator and assisted by dedicated teachers, parent room parent representatives and volunteers.