Northshore Christian Academy

Educational Grants and Honorable Mentions

Northshore Christian Academy has received the following grants and honorable mentions:

2015-2016:  Intermec Foundation Grants, K-12 Education Support Program

2015-2016:  NCA’s 6th, 7th & 8th Robotics Teams competed in the F.I.R.S.T. Lego League (FLL) local Qualifying Challenge, Western WA Semi-Finals, & WA State Championships.  Team 2 finished 3rd and Team 1 finished 6th in State Championships!  Team 1 won the Global Innovation Award and a chance to submit an idea to the World Championships for a $20K project grant.

2014-2015:  Intermec Foundation Grants, K-12 Education Support Program—1. IXL Math Program for 3rd Grade;
and 2. Library Books for 2nd-5th Grades

2014-2015:  Microsoft Grant, K-12 Education Program—Robotics Engineering Program: Robogators Team

2014-2015:  NCA’s 6th, 7th & 8th Robotics Teams competed in the F.I.R.S.T. Lego League (FLL) local Qualifying Challenge, Western WA Semi-Finals, and finally the WA State Championships. Team 2 finished 4th place and Team 1 finished 9th in the State Championships. Team 2 was given the Robot Innovation Award and then officially invited to compete in the 2015 FIRST® World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.

2014-2015:  NCA’s Pre-K Teacher, Mrs. Sarah Leighow, was chosen as Educator of the Month, recognizing excellence in education in Snohomish County by the Law Offices of Rick H. Merrill and KRKO and KKXA Radio Stations.

2013-2014: 
NCA’s 6th, 7th & 8th Robotics Teams competed in the F.I.R.S.T. Lego League local challenge, Western Washington Semi-Finals, and finally the WA State Championships. Team 2 finished 3rd place and Team 1 finished 14th in the State Championships. Both teams won awards for innovation and spirit through the competitions.

2013-2014:  Intermec Foundation Grants, K-12 Education Support Program—1. Study Skills Curriculum; and 2. English Language Curriculum for ESL Students

2011-2013:  Murdock/Seattle Pacific University Grant received to: 1) Impact student learning through a professional development model that is sustainable beyond grant funding; and 2) Develop Professional Learning Communities as a vehicle to develop professional capacity to impact student learning. The end student focused goal and outcome is a collaborative practice that is continual improvement in student learning.

2012-2013:  Intermec Foundation, K-12 Education Support Program

2011-2012:  Intermec Foundation, K-12 Education Support Program

2011-2012: King 5 Evening Magazine’s “Best of Western Washington”—Public participants voted Mrs. Holly Leach as the 'Best Principal' of Western Washington for both public and private schools

2011-2012: Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS) Best of Washington—Presented NCA Parent & volunteer, Cyndie Bickford, the Outstanding Parent of the Year Award

2011-2012: Seattle Robotics Association awarded a grant to NCA’s 6th, 7th & 8th Robotics Team to enter the F.I.R.S.T. Lego League competition and compete with Lego Mind Storms robot. The team tied for 5th place and also received positive mention for their science research project and innovation presentation.

2010-2011: Terry Husseman, Department of Ecology Sustainable School Seed Award—Award for purchase of energy efficient hand dryers for student bathrooms

2010-2011: Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS) Best of Washington—Presented NCA Parent & Impact Program Leader, Linda Hoggarth, Parent of the Year Award

2009-2010: Terry Husseman, Department of Ecology Sustainable School Seed Award—Award for purchase of recycling receptacles for classrooms, offices and lunchrooms

2008-2009: Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS) Best of Washington—Presented NCA Parent & NCA School Nurse, Marcia Alexander, Parent of the Year Award

2008-2009: Intermec Foundation, K-12 Education Support Program (two awards) for our Classroom Technology Project: digital projectors, document cameras, computers and Promethean Boards for 32 classrooms (K-8th Grade)

2006-2007: Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS) Best of Washington—Presented NCA Parent & Program Leader of NASA Science Files Program, Jackie Johnson, Parent of the Year Award

2005-2006: Intermec Foundation, K-12 Education Support Program

2005-2006: Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Career Guidance Media Award

2004-2005: UNOVA Foundation, K-12 Education Support Program

NCA’s Matching Gift Program—Companies supporting NCA through matching gift funds include, but are not limited to: The Boeing Company, Intermec, Microsoft, Bank of America, Expedia, Hewlett Packard, BNY Mellon and RealNetwork.

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