Life School Oak Cliff Elementary recently received a $50,000 grant from the Hillcrest Foundation that will go toward computers and other technology for its students and teachers.
“We are so grateful to the Hillcrest Foundation for naming Life School as the recipient of this very generous grant,” said Life School Superintendent Brent Wilson. “These funds ensure our teachers and our students have access to the latest technology and software, guaranteeing to enrich the learning experience for our students.”
The funds will be used in a variety of ways, including:
- Hands-on classroom learning experiences
- Upgrades to teacher workstations to improve efficiency and student assessments
- Smart boards with smart projectors
- Google Chromebooks (two sets per grade level for grades K-6)
- Teacher laptops supporting current and future education software
The Hillcrest Foundation was created by Mrs. W.W. Caruth, Sr. (Mrs. Earle Clark Caruth) in 1958 to provide financial support to qualified Texas charitable organizations for the advancement of education, the promotion of health and the relief of poverty.
About Life School
Life School opened as an open-enrollment public charter school in 1998 and has schools in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Red Oak, Waxahachie and will open a ninth campus in Carrollton in August of 2019. For ten consecutive years, Life School has received the Texas Education Agency’s highest rating in School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas), a financial accountability system for charter schools. The mission of Life School is to develop leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community.