Helping students learn

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY FUND

The Academic Opportunity Fund provides educators and schools with the resources they need to bridge opportunity gaps and create a level playing field for all students.

We prioritize grants that expand access to resources, opportunities, and support for students from marginalized and underserved communities.

Funding requests include

  • Academic tutoring before and after school
  • Test prep and other supplemental educational support
  • Class fees (lab materials, textbooks, test, or equipment fees)
  • Technology (software licenses, supplemental equipment)*
  • Music instrument rental and repair
  • Educator curriculum or materials for classroom use*
  • Classroom mental health resources (flexible seating, sensory materials, etc.)
  • Multicultural resources (books, art materials)

*Curricular and technology requests must be run through the district prior to approval and grant awarding.

Providing opportunities for BVSD students, from tutoring to software to transportation expenses, reduces the economic barriers to academic success.

The next funding cycle for the Academic Opportunity Fund will open in August 2024.

This after-school reading club helps emerging bilingual students

Jessica, a literacy interventionist at Alicia Sanchez Elementary School, wanted to level the playing field for emerging bilingual students. With a grant from Impact on Education she built a Reading Club to provide these students with opportunities to grow as readers.

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A history of grants and growth

Starting in 1986, with an initiative to empower educators through mini-grants, we’ve continued to evolve our grant program to meet the ever-changing needs of schools and students. This evolution is a testament to our dedication to creating opportunity for students and leveling the educational playing field.

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kids playing with learning toy in library

IOE grants provide $80,0000 to empower BVSD educators

From multiplication games to cello strings to unified PE equipment, our Academic Opportunity Fund continues to fill specific needs beyond the traditional classroom budget. The latest funding round provided $80,000 in grants to 74 educators across BVSD and will provide students access to academic support, supplies, technology, class fees, and more.

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dyslexia training tool

LITERACY FUND

In 2019, BVSD was working to roll out a new phonics-based curriculum in elementary schools and begin screening Kindergarten students to identify those at risk for dyslexia, but they lacked the funds to quickly train all educators.

Impact on Education, in partnership with Boulder Valley Kids Identified with Dyslexia (BVKID), stepped in to fund professional development and training for 46 BVSD interventionists and classroom educators.

The training took place in the summer of 2020 and meant that during the 2020-21 school year, every school in BVSD had at least one interventionist who was trained in the Orton Gillingham approach to better support students. In 2021, IOE also supplemented BVSD’s educator training, but we are pleased to share that over the summer of 2022, BVSD made their biggest investment to date for this critical training opportunity by funding 85 elementary educators to participate in the training.

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