Sunset Ridge Elementary Recognized for Success by Foundation Coalition – Adams 50 school, Sunset Ridge Elementary, was recently recognized for achieving outstanding success with its students by Foundations for Great Schools, a coalition of five private Colorado foundations. The school received a grant award of $30,000 to support continued student achievement. Leadership at Sunset Ridge cites several strategies that have been critical to raising student achievement, including a Competency-Based learning system and increased use of technology. “The schools we are recognizing are doing remarkable work despite challenging circumstances and limited resources, and we commend them for the outstanding results they have achieved. We’re pleased to provide much-needed financial support that will help the schools implement strategies to improve student achievement, and we look forward to seeing the results of those investments,” said Tom Kaesemeyer, executive director of the Fox Family Foundation and coalition member. Award recipients were selected from a 12-district area based on a variety of factors, including academic performance and growth, high percentage of students qualifying for the Federal free and reduced lunch program, school leadership, culture, and instructional effectiveness. Elementary, middle, high school, public district, and public charter were all considered. Foundations for Great Schools recognized a total of 29 Denver metro-area public schools and awarded a total of $500,000 in grants. Foundations for Great Schools is a coalition of five private Colorado foundations who share a common commitment to supporting quality education in Colorado’s communities. Foundation partners include The Anschutz Foundation, Daniels Fund, Fox Family Foundation, Gates Family Foundation, and The Piton Foundation. Learn more at www.Foundationsforgreatschools.org.