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 is provided by parent donations and fundraising activities
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). Funding from the Mission Hills 5K, provided:
The Gecko Garden Life Sciences & Health program allows all students to explore horticulture. 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 parent and community donations with oversight from the science lab coordinator and assisted by dedicated teachers, parent room parent representatives and volunteers.
In typical times, 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.
In 2019/2020 Grant had 4 First Lego League Teams. The two junior teams participated in an Expo contest at LegoLand. The season for the senior teams was cut short, but they were able to present their projects to the PTA. We are looking forward to restarting this program after the COVID-19 crisis has passed. The Grant Community Foundation provided a starter grant and continues to subsidize team registration. Thank You!