HPS Receives $300,000 Barr Foundation Grant to Promote Post-Secondary Success
Hartford Public Schools has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to support the district’s Planning for Post-Secondary Success for All Students project. The goal of the project is to deepen understanding of high school students’ experiences and develop strategic plans that promote post-secondary success.
The grant supports the second phase of the district’s Planning for Post-Secondary Success work. During the first phase, the district conducted deep analysis of school and student-level data, and stakeholder engagement. The result of those efforts was the creation of an action plan to address high school students’ needs and concerns emerging from the analysis.
Hartford Public Schools was invited to apply for additional funding, and with the latest award, the district will implement its action plan. Over the next several months, district and school-based teams will focus on two overarching objectives: shared instructional vision and high school design.
This work aligns with the District Model of Excellence Teaching and Learning priority, which is to provide quality instruction and support to ensure students graduate ready for college and life. It also intersects with the other district priorities, including Family and Community Partnerships, School Climate and Culture, as well as Operational Effectiveness.
Hartford Public Schools is grateful and excited to partner with the Barr Foundation on this important work.