Chevron to Support the Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering
The Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools announced today that it has received a $100,000 donation from Chevron to support the Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering. “This is an exciting time for our school district and community and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with Chevron in supporting initiatives that will advance the goals of this new school,” said Julie Hill, Success Foundation executive director.
The Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering will open August, 2022, providing a comprehensive, high-achieving, pre-engineering program to students in Greeley-Evans School District 6 in grades preschool through 8th grade. The school will be available to students throughout District 6 through an open enrollment process and the district will work to attract students who are underrepresented in the field of engineering, including students of color and female students.
“It is so rewarding to see this new school and new concept come to life,” said Dr. Deirdre Pilch, District 6 Superintendent. “We cannot be successful alone and are grateful to have partners like Chevron who are willing to support new curriculum, help us train the new staff, and ensure we can build a school-wide culture around pre-engineering and multiple pathways to graduation.” In addition to funding, Chevron will be a formal business partner of the school, allowing their engineers to be involved in a variety of capacities including working directly with students and serving on the school advisory council.
“Chevron recognizes the importance of sustaining a meaningful partnership with Greeley-Evans School District 6 that will have a broad and long-lasting impact on both students and educators,” said Hodge Walker, vice president of the Rockies Business Unit. “The Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering will not only open career pathways for students, it will also help them develop critical thinking and inquiry-based skills that extend far beyond the classroom and workplace. We are proud to sponsor and be part of this exciting opportunity.”
The construction of the Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering is being funded by the bond issue approved by voters in November, 2019. After receiving a recommendation from a naming committee, the District 6 Board of Education voted unanimously to name the school after of Bob and Betty Tointon, community leaders and strong supporters of public education in District 6. The school will accommodate approximately 900 students and is located in West Greeley at the intersection of 71st Avenue and 4th Street.
For more information about the Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering including virtual fly-through tour, photos, and drone footage, please visit https://www.greeleyschools.org/Page/24335.