May 25, 2020

Saline Area Schools receive a 2020 SET SEG Education Excellence Award

Saline Area Schools will receive a $2,500 grant from the SET SEG Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) at a May 26 board meeting at 6:30 p.m. The 2020 Education Excellence award is for Saline Alternative High School. 

Saline Alternative High School has a long-standing graduation success rate of 90% with a goal to prepare young people after high school whether they choose to enter college, the military, or have a career. This small unique school is an excellent option for students who are unable to cope in a large mainstream high school due to anxiety, academic, social and emotional difficulties.  Students receive individualized education programs, therapeutic interventions, and engage in service-learning activities.  Life skills such as cooking, cleaning and financial literacy are embedded in daily activities because the teaching model of Saline Alternative high school is education of the whole student. 

 “It’s an honor for us to recognize Saline Area Schools and their educators, and to help support and advance their efforts,” said Lisa Truscott, SET SEG Foundation Executive Director. “Dedicated, passionate teachers and staff in public schools are what help provide opportunities to learn, grow and build brighter, stronger futures for students in our communities and state.” 

The Education Excellence Awards are produced through a partnership between the SET SEG Foundation and MASB.  In 2020, the SET SEG Foundation awarded $2,500 grants to 10 extraordinary Michigan public school programs. Education Excellence Award recipients receive a $2,500 check, an “Education Excellence Winner” road sign, and trophy.  

The SET SEG Foundation is a branch of SET SEG and is fueled by its mission to enable students to pursue enrichment opportunities that advance learning, leadership and civic responsibility by providing services, scholarships, grants and financial support directly to Michigan public schools and Michigan public school students.  For more information about the SET SEG Foundation, visit www.setseg.org/foundation.