Grants for Teachers & Counselors
INNOVATIVE TEACHING AWARD PROGRAM (ITAP)
IUSD teachers from each school may apply annually to IPSF to receive funding for innovative teaching approaches and materials which bring deeper meaning to curriculum and improve the educational experiences of students.
Over $790,000 has been awarded to more than 800 teachers and benefited over 200,000 students since this program began. Funding ranges from $100 to $3,500 for projects that support instruction in schools across the district.
***EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUSLY FUNDED ITAP GRANTS***
INNOVATIVE COUNSELING AWARD PROGRAM (ICAP)
The Irvine Public Schools Foundation promotes and recognizes innovative counseling projects within the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) through the Innovative Counseling Award Program, or ICAP. The purpose of ICAP is to help fund innovative approaches to counseling activities that improve the educational experiences of middle and high school students.
Counselors are offered the opportunity every year to apply for an ICAP grant. Awards are determined through a competitive grant review process.
2013 ICAP Award recipients: South Lake Middle School for "Kindness Campaign" and Woodbridge High School for "Warriors of Worth"
2011 ICAP Award recipients: Michelle Trapp and Erin Garcia, Venado Middle School, for "Challenge Day" - School Wide Counseling and Leadership Training Program
2010 ICAP Award recipients: Diana Atkins and Natalie Hamilton, Northwood High School, for "Making the Grades" - support for peer tutors and supplies for an on-site tutorial center.