Wilson High School and CAMS Benefit from Generous
2011-01-24 · By Editor
Donations from two separate sources will go to enhance the education of students at Wilson Classical High School and the California Academy of Match and Science (CAMS). Each school will receive a total of $100,000.
Alum Provides $100K to Support Music at Wilson
Wilson Classical High School band members will benefit from a donation by Wilson alum Janet McKenzie, who is supporting the school’s music program, including the establishment of a music room. McKenzie provided $50,000, and she has pledged another $50,000 this month, with a significant future endowment planned.
Honda Donates $100K to CAMS
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. donated $100,000 to Cal State Dominguez Hills recently to support the university’s Science Opportunity Program, which provides college-level science courses to students of the California Academy of Math and Science.
CSUDH established the program in 2009. Prior to implementation of the program, few of the university’s science courses were available to students at CAMS, which is run by the Long Beach Unified School District at CSUDH. The University and CAMS have developed curriculum that allows students to take college-level science courses beginning in the summer of the students’ sophomore year, and continuing in subsequent years. The program proved popular the first year, with more than 100 students applying for 48 slots in the summer chemistry class.
CAMS students can enter college as sophomores having spent nothing on tuition.