Caldwell Adventist Elementary is a Go On School!

 

Caldwell Adventist Elementary School is 1 of 27 schools in Idaho to be awarded a grant through the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation’s Go On Schools initiative, aimed at resourcing and supporting Idaho schools who are committed to helping students Go On to education beyond high school. 

Students benefit from the grant in various ways, including new technology and participating in the Idaho Career Information System, an organization that provides online resources for student self-awareness, educational programs, scholarships and career planning.  Students are supported and mentored in planning higher education, career selection and goal-setting.  Activities sponsored by the grant go above and beyond the standard curriculum and are focused on reading, literary analysis, writing skills, math, and science.  Teachers receive specific training and support for boosting academic success, high-school and college prep skills, and remediating students with special needs. 

Community partners support our Go On goals through mentorships, field trips, presentations, projects, and curriculum.  Three of our primary community partners are:


Junior Achievement of Idaho brings financial literacy skills into the classroom taught by local business mentors



Idaho Learning Center for student academic support and educational therapy



Reality Town provides a simulation event to teach real-life financial responsibility and includes community volunteers from local businesses

The underlying goal is to create a "Go On" culture in the school where all students will believe that they can set and achieve their post-secondary school goals.  Education beyond high school is something our students hear about across the curriculum as a part of our normal routine.  We are eager to re-emphasize that goal with greater precision and learn new ways to encourage college planning and readiness, thanks to these grant funds.

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is a private family foundation committed to the vision of a world-class education that prepares Idaho's citizens for the 21st Century and beyond.  For more information about the Foundation, visit JKAF.org.   To learn more about Go On Idaho, visit go-on-idaho.org.