The Mini-Grants program is co-funded by CAF and Carlmont Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), with a goal to support student enrichment in the classroom.
The program strives to fund as many requests to the extent feasible with an equitable spread across departments. These grants help students engage with the curriculum, spark connections and conversations, and leave a lasting impression.
The Mini-Grants program for the 2022-23 school year was funded by $12,000 from CAF and $25,000 from PTSA.
CAF-PTSA Mini-Grants for the 2022-23 school year
Mock Trial team
The Varsity team reached the semi-final in the 2023 San Mateo County Mock Trial Competition.
Math chi squared goodness of fit test
Using M&Ms to perform the chi squared goodness of fit test is a memorable hands-on lesson.
Fishtank for genetically modified fish
Genetically-modified organisms, and also a case of albinism, have all led to rich discussions in AP Biology.
Equipment for Digital Arts classes
Photography equipment and a teleprompter help students produce creative digital arts work.
Ethnic Studies community circle centerpieces
Community Circle centerpieces help students focus and even bring comfort during class discussions.
Business/ DECA local marketing project
Mentors help students do web design and Google Ads for local partners including Learningtech.org.
Sojourn to the Past
This nine-day journey allows students to study the Civil Rights Movement and learn the lessons of social justice and community activism.
Inspirational weight training t-shirts
Students are inspired to work for a 400, 600, 800, 1000 pound club t-shirt.
Learning software for world language classes
Online curricula and storage for lab-quality headsets help French and Spanish students.
Math department whiteboards
Helping students write and share answers in class.
Math department graphing calculators
These tools are available in class or to borrow for home.
Math department boat project
This exploratory geometry project involved calculating surface area and volume.
Journalism contest entry fees
Journalism students earned a number of awards and mentions in national contests