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Foundation gives CMSD, partners $1.3 million

The Cleveland Foundation has given CMSD and partners more than $1.3 million to support new school models.

The grants, announced Monday, include:

  • $490,000 to support three small high schools that will share the the District’s new John Marshall Campus when it opens in August. The John Marshall School of Civic and Business Leadership, John Marshall School of Engineering and John Marshall School of Information Technology are designed to fill needs in the area workforce and lead graduates to well-paying jobs, regardless of whether they get a certificate and immediately enter the workforce or go on to college or other postsecondary training.
  • $190,000 for CMSD’s year-old Cleveland High School for Digital Arts. The school, developed in partnership with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, integrates core subjects with filmmaking, recording arts and game design.
  • $170,000 that will go to Bard College of New York and support CMSD’s Bard High School Early College. Bard College operates the school, which allows students to seamlessly earn both a high school diploma and associate’s degree in four years. It is one of four such schools the college operates in the United States.
  • $119,431 that the the Henry Ford Learning Institute will use to help CMSD transform five career-technical schools: Max S. Hayes High School, the Jane Addams Business Careers Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Campus, Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy and Garrett Morgan School of Science.
  • $500,000 to Friends of Breakthrough Schools. CMSD sponsors eight charter schools operated by Breakthrough Schools. The grant will help open additional schools.