The Clear Creek Education Foundation inspires educational excellence through innovation across the Clear Creek Independent School District by securing a wide range of resources through community wide partnerships.
The Clear Creek Education Foundation…..
Enriches student learning.
Provides unique educational opportunities in CCISD classrooms.
Encourages intermediate school students to explore options in the fields of science and technology.
Encourages teachers to become master teachers.
Enables and encourages high school students to be first generation college graduates.
Supports teachers in creating innovative lessons.
How we do it….
Established in 1992, the Clear Creek Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in League City, Texas. Comprised of volunteers who have a passion for excellence, the Foundation raises funds to enrich academic achievement within the Clear Creek Independent School District.
The Clear Creek Education Foundation operates independently of the school district, but collaborates closely with CCISD to promote excellence in education. Monetary and in-kind contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible and may be designated for specific academic programs. Click to make a tax deductible online donation.
Donations are dedicated to enriching and enhancing student academic achievement in all academic areas including math, science, social studies, language arts, technology, and fine arts and are used to endow the following initiatives:
Educational Grants – CCEF is proud to offer the following Educational Grant Opportunities for CCISD teachers and students in order to help them take education to the next level:
- Teacher Innovative Grants (TIG): Teachers apply for Teacher Innovative Grants to implement innovative, hands-on instructional ideas that enrich the classroom learning experience in academic areas such as math, science, language arts and technology.
- Student – Teacher Innovative Grants (STIG): This program supports “Student Teacher Innovative Projects”. An individual student or a team of students may apply under the guidance and sponsorship of a teacher.
- Mini – Grants: A Mini-Grant is intended to enhance classroom learning by providing needed resources that are not available.
- Special Innovative Grants (SIG): A Special Innovative Grant (SIG) is a large grant amount of up to $50,000 designed to encourage and support innovative teaching and learning on a large scale.
- Science Fair Innovative Grants (SFIG): Secondary students may apply for a Science Fair Innovative Grant to enhance their science fair project. Students must apply under the guidance and sponsorship of a teacher.
Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) -The Foundation supplements instructional funding for first-generation college students at Clear Horizons Early College High School, located at San Jacinto College South, who simultaneously earn a college associate degree and a high school diploma.
- Enables and encourages high school students to be first-generation college students.
- Helps students develop the necessary learning skills to succeed in both their high school and college courses.
- The foundation awarded $60,000 to CHECHS for the 2017 – 2018 school year
Technology Education Labs-Technology Education Labs focus on Robotics and Audio/Video Production at the intermediate level with courses that offer students the critical knowledge and skills needed in technology education to compete in the workplace of the 21st century.
- Students will also gain the soft skills needed for success in today’s workplace.
- Promotes exploration, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and self-direction.
National Board Teacher Certification-CCEF champions district teachers and provides financial support for their coursework expenses associated with National Board Teacher Certification.
- Encourages teachers to achieve the highest and most rigorous standards set by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Pushes teaching standards to the highest level.
- 15 teachers have accomplished this with the help of CCEF since 2007.
Makerspaces – A community-operated workspace where people with common interest gather for peer learning and knowledge sharing.
- CCEF was excited to offer innovative, creative learning opportunities through Makerspaces in all high school libraries starting in 2015.