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WHAT WE FUND

Your Donations at Work

Sequoia High School Education Fund (SHSEF) funds staff, projects, and programs to ensure that every Sequoia student has the opportunity to reach their highest potential. For details on fund allocation, see the Annual Report below.

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Academic Enrichment

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College and Career Counseling & Programs

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Family Support & PTSA

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Staff Development

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Technology

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Visual & Performing Arts

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Enriching Academics

  • Reduced class sizes for freshman core subjects

  • Support for High Level IB Classes

  • After School Math Tutoring

  • Summer Bridge English and Math Enrichment

  • Raven Report Newspaper 

  • Accelerated Geometry Summer Class

  • Teacher and Student Mini-Grants

  • Department Grants

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“I'm grateful my daughter has the opportunity to take a college level math course at Sequoia. The after school tutoring provides the support she needs to prepare her to pursue a degree in engineering."

—Susan S., Parent

Supporting College Dreams​

  • Additional Credentialed College Counselor

  • On-campus SAT for Seniors

  • On-campus PSAT for Juniors

  • Freshman College Day and Visits 

  • Multi-day College Trip for AVID Students

  • Release time for teachers to write college recommendations

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Thank you for funding our AVID college trip! This was such an eye-opening experience and it wouldn’t have been made possible without you. 

—Maria M., Student

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Supporting Students and Families

  • Teen Resource Center Health and Wellness Programs

  • Parent Education Speaker Series

  • Emergency Grants for Sequoia's Family Center

  • PTSA Operational Funding

  • Additional Wellness Counselor (Bilingual)

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Sequoia’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) and SHSEF work closely together to prioritize and staff our community-building and family-strengthening programs.

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Supporting Faculty

  • Equity and Diversity Engagement 

  • Professional Development and Training

  • Conferences for College Counselors

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"Having the resources provided by the foundation allows myself and my fellow staff members to engage in critical learning and training about the challenges and issues facing educators today."

—Tessa Yeager, Teacher and College Counselor

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Addressing Technology Needs

 

  • Media Center Research Materials

  • JAVA Programming Class (funded by grant from Oracle)

  • Media Center Book Bike

  • Technology Training for Staff

  • New equipment for Sequoia's Chemistry Lab

“I believe in the near future, ALL kids should be able to read and write code. Coding will become a daily language that we use to communicate with one another.”

—Steven Wong, Math & Computer Science Teacher

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Lifting up the Arts

  • Supplies for Visual Arts (IB Art, Painting, Ceramics, Photography)

  • Instrument Repair and Replacement 

  • Performing Arts A/V Equipment Upgrades (Drama, Choir, Dance)

"One of the highlights of our son's time at Sequoia was performing music in the pit orchestra during school musicals. He still raves about the experience he had performing live at two shows seen by hundreds in Carrington Hall."

—Justin S., Parent 

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Annual Report

Annual Report
WHAT DID YOU FUND LAST YEAR?

Generous donors helped us exceed our goal for the 2022-2023 Annual Campaign* with 550+ individual gifts totalling $709,000!  With additional grants, community gifts and business partners donations, SHSEF will continue to expand and support critical Sequoia programs and instruction in 2023-24, including a full-time certificated college counselor, a mental health counselor and reduced class sizes.

* The 2023-2024 Campaign runs 7/1/23 – 6/30/24 to fund programs and staff in the 2024-2025 school year.

“Continuing to support small class sizes, college/career counseling, and access to technology is an advantage that SHSEF gives Sequoia students. With the additional funds raised last year, we will make this year one of empowerment and transformation for our students and families.” 

—Sean Priest, Sequoia HS Principal 

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