Grants

The purpose of PTSO grants is to support and enhance academic experiences for Skyline students. Grants may be used to bring resources to the classroom, acquire special materials, or provide unique experiences related to the curriculum and over-all school experience.  All teachers, staff, and student organizations in the Skyline community may apply for grants.  Grant requests are evaluated by the principal and the PTSO board.  Requests are prioritized based on school-wide benefit, available funds, cost, and need.

Grant applications should clearly convey how students will benefit as a result of the funding and should fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Curriculum:  Enhance the curriculum or fill a gap in the curriculum.
  • Enrichment:  Enrich the student’s learning experience and personal development.
  • Participation:  Enable and promote student participation in learning and extracurricular activities.

Applicants are welcome to make a presentation to the PTSO membership in support of their grant requests.  Email the PTSO president at president@skylineptso.org to be added to the meeting agenda.  To attach additional documentation to your application, email the documentation to the PTSO president at president@skylineptso.org.

Mini Grants

Mini Grants are for requests of $500 or less.  They are approved by the PTSO board on an ongoing basis as applications are received.  Please fill out the Mini Grant Application to submit your Mini Grant request.

Project Grants

Project Grants are for requests of more than $500.  They are voted on at PTSO meetings.  With this in mind, please allow sufficient lead time for the funding of your request.  Please fill out the Project Grant Application to submit your Project Grant request.


Grants Awarded in 2015/16

Mini Grants               

  • $300, Forensics Team: Tournament registration fees.
  • $500, The Skybox: Print edition of the "Skybox" student newspaper.
  • $250, Student Action Senate: Improvements to the Skyline garden.
  • $500, ELL Department: Supplement to the ELL (English Language Learners) tutoring budget.
  • $290, Pledge Club: Pizza for Pledge Club meetings.
  • $100, Counseling Department: AAPS “Building Bridges” college fair costs.
  • $350, Ashley Ducker, World Humanities teacher: Printed World Humanities course pack.
  • $320, Skyline Quiz Bowl: Travel expense assistance for travel to the National Quiz Bowl and National History Bowl tournament in Washington, D.C.
  • $250, Teen Spirit Editorial Board: Publication of "Teen Spirit," the Skyline Writing Center’s literary magazine and production of a collectable 7” vinyl recording of music performed and recorded by Skyline students.               

Project Grants               

  • $1,000, TEDxYouth@AnnArbor: Third annual TEDxYouth@AnnArbor event held on April 23, 2015 at Skyline High School.
  • $800, SkyWell Club: Student CPR certification.