The School-Wide Initiative Grants Program is designed to encourage and facilitate new approaches to reshape, enhance or improve or improve education for students at the school site.
The initiatives could have various objectives, e.g.:
- Engage community and/or increase parent involvement in annual goals of school.
- Increase academic achievement of ALL students with focus given to high-risk or academically challenged students.
- Provide safe, healthy and well-disciplined learning environment for all students.
To participate review the Grant Application Guidelines, then complete a Grant Application. Upon the completetion of your Grant, a Grant Evaluation Report is required.
Parent University was conceived in response to a critical need to assist parents who want their children to excel in school and have a productive life. It strives to assist them to realize how important they are to their children and what they, as parent, can accomplish. In turn, the children respond with improved self-worth and success.
The goal of the program is to assist parents to:
- Understand the importance of their role in their children's education.
- Learn effective and developmentally appropriate parenting techniques.
- Teach wholesome habits that will help children focus in school.
- Make personal goals for their continued development.
- Discuss family rules and values in the home.
- Discuss discipline problems in the home.
- Learn how to effectively discipline.
Early Childhood Education
NCEF is working to develop and obtain funding for a Pre-school Program designed to provide 2 and 3 years old at-risk children with child-focused, stimulating and interactive learning experience.
- Developmentally appropriate materials in a rich literacy environment.
- Responsive and consistent caregivers.
- Positive adult-child interactions.
- Opportunities to explore and play within a healthy and safe environment.
- Consistent routine.
The Scholarship Program is designed to provide recognition and monetary support for higher education to graduating seniors of Northampton High School. NCEF scholarships will be awarded in a minimum increment of $500.00. The number and specific dollar amount of scholarships awarded will be based on funding available for the specific year.
Northampton High School seniors with a desire to continue their post-high school education including, but is not limited to, apprenticeships, technical colleges and schools, community colleges, military colleges, and universities. The recipient should have:
- Maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Exhibited strong leadership and citizenship characteristics
- Demonstrated a strong work ethic
- Participated in extracurricular activities such as music, drama, and athletics
It should be noted that although the presence of financial need is not a requirement, it will be taken into consideration by the scholarship committee when ranking possible scholarship candidates.
Applicant must provide:
a. Three (3) character references (non-family members) which demonstrate examples of one or more of the following:
- Exhibition of leadership and citizenship
- Strong work ethic
- Extracurricular activities/community service
b. A typed double-spaced essay using a 12-point font which should be 400 words or less on the identified topic.
c. Transcript with school seal showing applicant’s grades through the first semester of the senior year.
NCEF Scholarship Applications are to be mailed to: Northampton County Education Foundation Inc., PO Box 323, Cape Charles, VA. 23310. Scholarship applications (including essay and documentation covering the above mentioned criteria) must be received on or before the specified date to be considered.