The TPHS Foundation has announced its new “TP Education Fund- Pathways to Excellence” campaign which concentrates fundraising activities to benefit specific areas at Torrey Pines High School, namely funding the school’s new Pathways program which will provide students with the technical and academic knowledge they need to be college and career ready.
This year, TPHS will implement new coursework to support six different concentrations including: Biotech; Business and Accounting; TV Production; Computer Science; Culinary Arts; and Engineering. These tracks will expose students to more indepth courses which support potential career aspirations. “TPHS Pathways are a new opportunity for students to connect their high school coursework to their college and career plans, " states Robert Coppo, TPHS principal. “As part of a trend across California, our pathways are aligned with college expectations and industry standards and are designed to empower students with transferable skills they can use in whatever profession they pursue.”
Funds raised through the TPHS Foundation will be used to supplement instructional materials, equipment and other items needed to support student success. “Our pathways are designed to ensure that our Falcons continue to lead the way today, and in the future”, continues Coppo.
In addition to Pathways, the Foundation will continue to fundraise to support the PALS (Peer Assistance Leadership Support) and its yearlong programming, classroom technology, FalconFest, mentoring programs, AVID college prep program, and Teacher Classroom Grants, just to name a few. “Whether TPHS is looking to continue, improve, or build a program, the TP Education Fund provides the support necessary to help the school move quickly to serve students and keep them on the cutting edge of education”, says Coppo. “By working to identify specific needs, the Foundation provides invaluable support that directly impacts the lives of our students. Whether it’s providing equipment for a new course or funding for a wellness program, the TP Education Fund supports all of our Falcons as they work toward their future. “
Interested parents and community members can go to the TPHS Foundation website at www.torreypinesfoundation.org for information on the TP Education Fund and the programs and projects it supports or to make an online tax deductible donation.
Any donor who contributes $800 or more to the TP Education Fund will receive tickets to an Appreciation Event to be held on Jan. 21, 2017 at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe, among other items. “This will be an event our parents and community will not want to miss,” states Foundation Executive Director Nicole Baril. “We are planning an unforgettable evening for our Bronze, Gold and Platinum Falcon Level donors which will include food, drinks, and entertainment by a Prince cover band.”
The TPHS Foundation is a 501-C-3 corporation founded in 1993 which not only raises funds to provide state of the art technology and cutting edge programs to promote personal social growth, leadership and independence for all students, but also acts as the umbrella organization for parent volunteers and provides support for all booster groups on campus.