Teacher Grants

Educate Fairfax is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Teacher Grants.  Fifty-seven proposals were approved for funding and will impact more than 16,000 students across FCPS, including Pre-K, WAT and special education students.

Since 2018, we have awarded 255 grants for a total of  $409,000 which have directly affected more than 80,000 students.


Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Grant Recipients!

Annandale High School
Stock Market Game

Students get the opportunity to buy/sell/trade stocks with real time stock information to enhance investing knowledge.

Annandale High School
Launching Careers through NOVA

Students will visit the NOVA Medical Education Campus, NOVA Automotive Technology campus, and NOVA Information and Engineering Technology campus to gain hands-on experiences and learn how to launch their careers.

Annandale High School
Launching careers in international development around the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Students will visit the World Bank and DC Central Kitchen to launch their international development and global studies futures.

Belvedere Elementary School
Belvedere Elementary 3rd Grade Seed Sale

For our annual third grade seed sale, students collect seeds, decorate envelopes, package seeds, label envelopes, plant seeds, advertise for the event, and staff the sale.

Braddock Elementary School
Exploring Engineering and Robotics

Hands-on access to engineering design and coding technology in the STEAM Lab helps students apply creative critical thinking with computer science skills to solve real world problems and be global thinkers.

Brookfield Elementary School
Art Career Pen Pals!

Students will send inquisitive letters to professionals with careers related to visual arts in order to learn first hand knowledge about the professionals’ art careers and inspire students to consider art careers in the future.

Centre Ridge Elementary
Hands on Coding & Engineering Tools & Technology for Adapted STEAM

Hands on technology and activity kits focusing on programming and coding for students identified with an autism spectrum disorder who are nonverbal and have physical limitations.

Chantilly Academy
Engineering, Physical Therapy and the Community: A Service Learning Project

In this cross-curricular service-learning project students are exposed to real world problems where they apply engineering skills and physical therapy methodologies to generate practical solutions and gain new knowledge.

Chantilly Academy
Salon Startup

Students will prepare to launch their careers directly out of high school by developing leadership, workplace readiness and advanced cosmetology skills while delivering salon hair care services to the community.

Chantilly High School
Purple Expresso Expansion

Purple Expresso Expansion will allow the entrepreneurship 2 students to have hands-on learning in the classroom and expand our offerings at our coffee cafe.

Chantilly High School
Chantilly HS CyberPatriots and CTF Teams

Teams will compete in exploring cybersecurity challenges offered by AFA CyberPatriots and various Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions. This allows them the explore the high demand field of cybersecurity.

Clearview ES
True Book Fair

The True Book Fair provides students with free, self-selected, and engaging books for summer reading.

Edison Academy
Career Exploration Beyond The Walls of School

Provide students with an opportunity to visit and explore job locations while receiving hands on training opportunities.

Fairfax High School

Air & Space Forces Association's National Youth Cyber Education Program to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.

Falls Church Academy
Dream B!G Transportation

Students will  attend Dream B!G, to explore healthcare career paths while engaging with Inova healthcare team members in hands on career related activities at Inova Hospital.

Fort Belvoir Upper School
City by Design: Project Based Learning at the National Building Museum

As part of Fort Belvoir Upper School's Project Based Learning: steAm in Art curriculum, students in grades 3-6 will visit the National Building Museum in Washington DC  for City by Design, a hands-on workshop.

Greenbriar East Elementary
Community Magic

Younger students will explore different careers and what they entail through imaginative community play.

Gunston Elementary School
Tools of the Trade

Students will explore a variety of future careers by checking out “Tools of the Trade'' kits from the library that include books and hands-on instruments associated with that career.

 Hayfield Secondary School
Hayfield Secondary School Instructional Technology Partnership with Ft. Belvoir

VA Star students refurbish computers for local Wounded Warriors

Johnson Middle School
Read, Lead, and Succeed. Summer Reading with KJMS!

Promoting literacy by encouraging students to read a few books during the summer of 2024.

Justice High School
Hydroponics in Action!

Investigating real-world issues in science through the design of interdisciplinary experiments in ecology, biology, earth systems, math, history and literature


Lake Braddock Secondary School
Inspiring the Future of Biotechnology Teaching in High school

Inspiring students to pursue careers in biotechnology and contribute to its growth and development by using basic biotechnology tools and applying to real world problems.

Langley High School
Saxon Sellers

WAT students will implement retail skills through a business called Saxon Sellers, a school store selling school supplies and spirit wear and furthering our already established coffee café Saxon Sips.

Lewis High School
Lewis HS PACE Mobile Store

The mobile store provides students aged 18-22 with severe disabilities exposure to a variety of educational applications, vocational skills, and social interactions with staff and peers in the school setting.

Lewis High School
Lancer Media Road Kit

Lancer Media is building a live broadcast kit in order to stream Lewis High School events to our entire school community.

Liberty Middle School
Advancing Technology Education Through an Enhanced Workshop Environment

Implementation of additional classroom equipment will improve the quality of education by offering a broader range of projects, enhancing students' skill development, and fostering creativity.

London Towne Elementary
Lions Seeking College Knowledge

Young Scholars will participate in small groups to learn more about personal interests and strengths, as well as career and education options after high school. Students will tour a college campus and enjoy lunch in the dining hall.

London Towne Elementary
Tomorrow's Leaders: Student-Led Career Fair

5th grade students learn more about different careers, the education and training required for these careers and put on their very own career day! Students will then present to younger grades during a career fair.

Lorton Station Elementary School

The STEAM Lab will offer students immersive learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Our goal is to cultivate a culture of creativity and forward-thinking.

Madison High School
MAD WINGS Program at James Madison High School

A volunteer career shadowing & community service opportunity at a senior’s choice of organization during senior year -is an opportunity to explore career and personal interests beyond the classroom in the local community.

Marshall Academy
Cyber Computer Clinic

The Cyber Clinic will provide computer repair to the community while equipping students with career skills.

Marshall Academy
Cosmetology in Training: Learn, Experience, Discover & Explore

Marshall Academy Cosmetology students will explore opportunity and ingenuity as they aspire to embark on a illustrious beauty career.

McNair Upper Elementary School
LEGO SPIKE Prime Coding Kits for Problem Solving, Inventing and Career Exploration

Use critical thinking to design, build, code & problem solve with LEGO SPIKE Prime.

Mosaic ES
Young Scholars Engineering Club

Young Scholars will participate in a 10 week agricultural engineering program that focuses on developing 21st century skills to create potential solutions for food production limitations in urban communities.

Mount Eagle Elementary School
Preparing To Take On The World Through Literacy

This grant will allow us to buy class sets of books, so that kids can engage deeply in learning and literacy!

Mount Vernon High School
Sparking Collegiate Curiosity in Mount Vernon Students

Students will experience and explore different types of colleges to help increase access and awareness about college.  We will visit a selective private institution, a public primarily white institution, and a historically black college.

Mountain View High School
MV TWB: Theatre for Social Justice

As the second phase of MV Theatre Without Borders (MV TWB), our new project “Theatre for Social Justice” will continue to use theatre to strengthen the literacy and math skills our students need for graduation and professional success.

Oakton High School
Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition

The project combines interdisciplinary concepts from engineering, math, and computer science to solve real-world problems. Students work to design and build an aerial vehicle that can fly autonomously, map its surroundings, and identify objects.

Oakton High School
Confidential Shredding Project

Students will be responsible for collecting confidential documents from locations within Oakton High School; this task aligns with the school’s commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of information through the timely shredding of documents.

Parklawn Elementary School
Panthers Preserve with Coding

Wonder Dash Robotics will inspire kindergarten through fifth grade students to work collaboratively, think critically and creatively, and persevere through hands-on coding experiences.

Quander Road School
Registering Accuracy in Education for Employment

Quander Road student-run businesses use a register to efficiently manage finances while also providing students with valuable hands-on experience in customer service skills.

Robinson Secondary School
Law in Action

Students will apply content learned in class to the court system and hearing the experience of Mary Beth Tinker.

Sleepy Hollow ES
“Engineers collaborate, create, communicate!”

5th-graders will explore STEM careers and collaborate as engineers at the local Virginia Tech Thinkabit Lab, while students in grades K-4 will communicate STEAM learning creatively via stop motion, green screen, and programming.

South Lakes High School
Transforming under utilized space into multimedia exhibition/project gallery

We’ll  transform an underutilized space, near the main entrance, into a gallery/special projects display and performance area.  This space will showcase a range of projects and performances that students create at South Lakes High School.

South Lakes High School
Seymour Sips

CTE and Special Education students will develop an in-school coffee business to learn different aspect of running a business, develop their skills, and collaborate in the school building.

Timber Lane Elementary School
STEAM Integration

STEAM integration ensures equity and access in learning experiences for all students as they engage in engineering design challenges, solve authentic problems, experience outdoor learning opportunities as they develop habits of mind in STEAM fields.

West Potomac Academy
West Potomac Academy Career Exploration Field Trips

Students will visit job sites and colleges to explore career fields and associated majors.

West Potomac Academy
Academy Ambassador Training

Student ambassadors will receive public speaking training and work on communication, teamwork, problem solving, and work ethic.

West Springfield High School
Cooking for Life

Cooking for life to enhance independent living skills and job skills for students with intellectual disabilities.

West Springfield High School
Original Creations

Students in the low incidence program at West Springfield High school to use their creativity to learn new job and life skills while also creating a more inclusive school community.

West Springfield High School
Business Tours for Networking and Professional Connections

Students gain real world exposure to a wide range of employment opportunities in our community, with interested employers in high demand career fields.

Westfield High School
Westfield PACE Life & Community Skills Lab

Westfield students ages 18-22 with significant disabilities will learn with real-life materials as they practice independent living skills and basic job functions.

Westfield High School
Westfield Career Connect Program

Career exploration opportunities for seniors who need additional support to confirm their post secondary plans, including interest assessments, a career panel, and a choice of attending one of several career-related field trips.

Westfield High School
“My Professional Self”

Engaging initiative aimed at empowering students through creative self-reflection and work-based experiences comprised of opportunities designed to help students envision their professional futures while reflecting on their own unique paths.

Interagency Alternative School- TSRC
School Garden to Griddle

Helping students to nurture plants from seeds before gaining hands-on culinary experience at the DC Central Kitchen where they will develop meal prepping skills.

Willow Springs Elementary
School Newspaper

By creating a school newspaper, students will develop reading, writing, and oral language skills, and will use their 21st century Portrait of a Graduate skills as communicators.

Woodson High School
Woodson HS Work and Life Skills Lab

A lab that provides the opportunity for students with disabilities ages 18-22 to learn and experience daily work and life skills and enables them to navigate in a post-secondary world.

Are you looking for funding for flexible seating, classroom libraries or organized spaces?
We recommend using the FCPS Donors Choose Portal.
Visit the portal and get inspired!

West Springfield HS garden project

Forestdale students learn about water ecology

Beech Tree students user the Maker Space to make things happen!

Marshall Academy students visit the FAA command center

West Springfield's coffee cart spreads school spirit with a side of caffeine

Stenwood students enjoy their Maker Space

Hayfield students refurbish computers for Wounded Warriors at Fort Belvoir

Robinson students explore career paths at VDOT