Core Plus Aerospace September 2019 Newsletter


Do you work in education? What if you had up to $75,000 to help equip your students with career-ready skills? How would you spend it?

This year, the Washington State Legislature doubled down on its support for Core Plus, approving it as one of multiple pathways to graduation and allocating $900,000 to be distributed each year via competitive grants to start, maintain, and expand Core Plus Aerospace programs. Another $300,000 are available for maritime programs and $150,000 for construction. Schools can receive up to $50,000 to create a program of study utilizing the Core Plus Aerospace curriculum and up to $75,000 to expand existing programs, purchase materials, and provide for professional development. There are other grants available through OSPI that Washington schools can pursue to support the launch, maintenance, or expansion of Core Plus.

The online grant application, facilitated by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, is NOW OPEN.. Below are links to the Form Packages in iGrants. You must have an iGrants account in order to apply. If you do not have an iGrants account, please contact your district office and ask for the iGrants administrator.

If you have other questions about the application process, please contact the CTE staff at OSPI: You can also check out to learn more or access a fact sheet and FAQs that describe the grant opportunities.


We are thrilled to share a full-length video interview released by the Association of Washington Principals this month. In the half-hour episode, AWSP Executive Director Scott Seaman is joined by Lindbergh High School principal Hkwaua’Que’Jol Hollins, John Turner from Boeing, and Moyaak “MuMu” Chuol, a recent Core Plus Aerospace graduate from Lindbergh High School. All three discuss the hands-on skills, pathways, and opportunities Core Plus Aerospace provides for students. Thank you very much to AWSP for supporting Core Plus Aerospace! Watch the video here.


We were pleased to hear from Core Plus Aerospace alum and current University of Washington student, David Blaze White, earlier this month as he spoke to school superintendents at the Northwest Educational Service District in Anacortes. David was also joined by Jared Greenwood, his from instructor from Options High School in Bellingham, and John Turner from Boeing. During his senior year, David took the Core Plus Aerospace Manufacturing course at Options. He also participated in the Core Plus Aerospace internship at the Everett Boeing facility this past summer. This fall, David is attending the University of Washington, with plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. While he attends school, he hopes to work on the shop floor at the Everett facility. Thank you to both David and Jared for guest presenting and for telling about your Core Plus Aerospace experiences! Watch David’s presentation below: