Dater Foundation Success Stories
Surfing Colleges in Cyberspace
The new "College Corner" in the library at Gilbert A. Dater High School reinforces the school's vision that its graduates will move on to college.
State of the art computers serve students -- mostly juniors and seniors -- who have college aspirations. Internet connectivity lets them research colleges and course offerings as well as available scholarships. Special software programs enhance preparation for the demanding Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
Shelves in the area are stocked with books, catalogs, brochures and other information about colleges ... all designed to facilitate the college selection process. Parents are encouraged to stop by and use the resources.
The "College Corner" and two other computer labs at the school were funded by grants from the Dater Foundation. Each lab has 20 computers. All eighth graders take a computer literary course. High school students complete two computer applications courses focusing on the use of word processing, publishing, spreadsheet and Internet software.
Gilbert A. Dater High School emerged from a three-year expansion of Dater Junior High to a school with grades 7-12. More than a quarter of its high school students tested into a Special College Preparatory Program available only at Dater and Walnut Hills. Others students have college plans. The school is located in Westwood, where Charles Dater lived for many years.
The Dater Foundation has made grants regularly since 1988 to the school bearing the name of Charles Dater's grandfather ... Gilbert A. Dater Junior High School and its successor schools Dater Montessori and Dater High School.