Partnership Grants

WTS VT co-directors partner with teams from public middle or high schools at different stages of implementing personalized, proficiency-based learning. The teams explore the principles and practices of WTS VT to identify how each may adapt them in ways that make sense in their schools or districts.

Students, educators, or administrators from these partner schools meet throughout the year for professional development provided by WTS VT co-directors in consultation with school/district administrators. Partners may also attend and participate in the core WTS VT sessions and retreats, access funding for related equipment (eg, media kits), and use all of the materials used by What’s the Story? that inspire and guide students to make impactful change in their communities and the world.

Potential partner schools or districts should begin a conversation with our two co-directors: Bill Rich and Tim O’Leary ( – before crafting and submitting a proposal using this Request For Proposals guide.

Outreach and partnerships are generously funded by the Bay and Paul Foundations.