The Santa Barbara High School Education Foundation is thrilled to announce that our 2010 Annual Fund has raised over $64,000 which means that we are over 50% of the way to our goal of $125,000!

The Annual Fund is a yearly campaign to raise money to support immediate needs of the school. This money is designated for use in the 2011-2012 school year and will fund the following priorities:

• Academic Counseling: Adding additional academic counseling will decrease the counselor student ratio (currently at 1:445), providing more support to students.

• Mentoring Program: By using family, teachers and community members as mentors, we can support underachieving 9th graders and help ensure their academic success. A student body where all students are successful is beneficial to everyone.

• Professional Development: Funds are needed to provide training for our teachers and staff, with particular focus on technology and teaching methods.

Formed in 2008 by concerned parents, administrators and alumni, the SBHS Education Foundation provides financial support to SBHS and helps bridge the gaps in our school budget. Our mission is to fund projects that will strengthen the academic program, improve the physical campus, and enrich the variety of extracurricular activities at SBHS so that all students have the opportunity to excel both inside and outside the classroom.

For more information about the SBHS Education Foundation, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a donation, please contact Kate Bechtel at 805-879-3952 or If you would like to meet with a member of the Board to discuss specific funding opportunities, please let us know.


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