VITAL Grants


“Guided by research and best practices, faculty collaborate across divisions and disciplines to design and deliver engaging and relevant learning experiences. We provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a complex and changing world.”

-William Penn Charter School’s Statement of Philosophy (2013)

In the tradition of the William Penn Charter School’s Statement of Philosophy, the Valuing Innovative Teaching and Learning program (VITAL) allows educators to be life-long learners and reflective practitioners. VITAL’s mission is to provide faculty with substantial funding during the summer months to allow for the transformation of their craft through research, collaboration, and innovation. The ultimate goal of VITAL is to provide students with an outstanding, current, and meaningful education. 

VITAL Charter

Application Information 

Here is the link to our online application, and here is the link to the rubric  that the VITAL selection committee will use to review applications. Applications are due on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. VITAL finalists will be interviewed by the Selection Committee the evening of March 16 and 17, 2022.

Learn About Past VITAL Projects

Do you have questions or need help getting started? No problem! You can...
  • Call Ruth Aichenbaum @ extension 335
  • Email Ruth Aichenbaum
  • Stop by the TLC located on the 2nd floor of the Gummere Library.