Our Programs

  • Our programs include:

    • Enhanced Learning Mini Grants - The Surry County Schools Educational Foundation Board of Directors supports this program to help educators fund creative and innovative learning opportunities with a focus on STEM education, reading level achievement, and/or the arts.

    • Professional Development Allotment - The Professional Development Allotment program funds opportunities for teachers of all grades to be life-long learners.  The allotment covers travel, registration fees, and supply costs for conferences.

    • Schools Benefit from Allotments - All schools in the Surry County Schools System benefit from foundation funds.  Past needs have been physical education class materials, STEM supplies, band clinics for students, chorus expenses, new sound systems, and registration fees.

    • STEMmersion Program - STEMmersion program connects classroom instruction to business and industry needs.  One of the major goals of our strategic plan for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in Surry County Schools is to connect classroom instruction to business and industry needs.  In order to do so, this project will provide teachers in Surry County Schools the opportunity to spend time in local businesses learning how science, technology, engineering and math are applied in real-world, authentic situations.  The project plan includes teachers who will spend time in a local business seeing first-hand the relationship between content and careers.  In addition, the teachers will collaborate with other colleagues in post-externship planning.  This planning will be focused solely on what was learned from the externships and tied to the development of project-based learning units.  The funding from this project comes from Career and Technical Education funds and the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation.

    • Transportation Allotment - The Transportation Allotment covers transportation costs for local school field trips to the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Earle Theater, and the Outdoor Science Institute at Meadowview Magnet Middle School.