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Congratulations to the Go On Schools grant recipients!

They Aimed High, Made a Plan, Got Ready and now they are a Go On School!  Congratulations to the 27 Idaho schools across the state who will receive grants totaling more than $860,000 from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation’s Go On Schools initiative, which aimed to resource and support Idaho schools who are committed to helping students Go On to education beyond high school.

The following 2012 Go On Schools will receive individual grants ranging from $10,000-$40,000:

Buhl Middle School, Buhl, ID

Caldwell Adventist School, Caldwell, ID

Canyon Springs High School, Caldwell, ID

COSSA, Wilder, ID

East Junior High, Boise, ID

Emmett High School, Emmett, ID

Emmett Middle School, Emmett, ID

Fairmont Junior High, Boise, ID

Gooding High School, Gooding, ID

Hillside Junior High, Boise, ID

Homedale High School, Homedale, ID

Horseshoe Bend Middle/Sr., Horseshoe Bend, ID

Idaho Arts Charter School, Nampa, ID

Idaho Distance Education Academy, statewide ID

Kimberly High School, Kimberly, ID

Kuna High School, Kuna, ID

Lowell Scott Middle School, Boise, ID

Middleton High School, Middleton, ID

New Plymouth High School, New Plymouth ID

North Junior High, Boise, ID

Parma High School, Parma, ID

Saint Paul’s School, Nampa, ID

Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint, ID

Soda Springs High School, Soda Springs, ID

South Junior High, Boise, ID

Vallivue High School, Caldwell, ID

West Junior High, Boise, ID

“Idaho is ranked among the bottom ten states when it comes to students going on to some sort of post-secondary education after high school,” says Jamie MacMillan, executive director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and sponsor of the Go On campaign. “We’ve learned that schools, students and parents face a lot of barriers when it comes to helping kids Go On, so we wanted to give schools and communities the resources they need to support, counsel, guide and mentor all students to Go On to education or training beyond high school.”

Teams from the 27 schools will attend the Go On Summer Institute on the campus of Boise State University in early June and will receive ongoing support from the Foundation throughout the 2012-2013 school year.  The one-year Go On Schools grants may be renewed if progress is measured and proven.

Fifty-two schools from across the state applied to be a Go On School.