Smaller Learning Communities

In the fall of 2000, Western High School was awarded the Smaller Learning Communities Grant. It is a federally funded grant aimed at making large schools feel smaller to the student body. We have a number of goals to accomplish at Western High School over the three-year life of the grant&endash;

  • To support the SIP initiatives through

  • Helping to improve reading skills

  • Helping to improve math skills

  • Helping to improve attendance rates

  • Helping students set goals and learn more about career interests 

  • To improve communications between the three campuses

  • To encourage students to choose a general career path, or cluster, and to choose classes that will lead them toward their goal

  • To develop a large speaker's bureau list made up of community members to support classroom career activities

  • To provide career shadowing and internship opportunities for students and teachers

  • To provide students with more information about county programs they may be eligible for

  • To educate staff members about new programs at Western High School

  • To provide mentors for students who need them


We look for the assistance of all the Western stakeholders in this undertaking.

Pam DeLucia, Smaller Learning Communities' Grant Coordinator

Dawn Bronstein, 9th Grade Cluster Leader

Neena Grosvenor, 10th Grade Cluster Leader

Janet McClain, Main Campus Cluster Leader

 BRACE Advisors

Sandy Williams, Main Campus

Karen Siegel, 10th Grade Campus

Claudette Jones, 9th Grade Campus