Creative Learning Gets a Boost at Irvine Schools Creative Learning Gets a Boost at Irvine Schools

Imagination and creativity. Both are essential in helping students reach their full potential.

Portola High School and Cadence Park School K-8 – two schools located within FivePoint’s Great Park Neighborhoods – will make big strides advancing their art, music, reading and literary programs as beneficiaries of Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF)’s annual Innovative Grants Program. The grants were announced by IPSF during a virtual program on March 3, 2021.

Portola High School and Cadence Park School will share in a total funding pool of $200,000 available for 25 projects across the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). The grants will support creative music making at Cadence Park, as well as Portola High School programs that range from a student-run digital magazine called Crossroads (pictured) to combat mental health stigmas, to new art, reading and literature programs.

With strong public education being foundational to each community it creates, FivePoint actively supports the advancement of education across the state. Within Orange County, FivePoint is a longtime collaborator with IUSD, IPSF and fundraising programs initiated by the three Great Park Neighborhoods’ schools.

FivePoint’s joint venture designed and funded Cadence Park School (a K-8 that opened in 2018) and Beacon Park School (a K-8 that opened in 2016) in partnership with IUSD, and provided land for the 2016 opening of Portola High in partnership with IUSD and The Irvine Company.

FivePoint also supports IPSF-led STEM programs such as Cube-Sat and has been a major contributor to IPSF’s annual Spirit of Excellence signature fundraising gala since its inception.

IUSD consistently ranks among the finest educational systems in the state and nation in subjects like Math, Science, English and Arts/Music.