The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation presented a grant to Julie McKay, the French/Spanish teacher at Whale Branch Early College High School, in November 2013. The grant provides over 100 students with the opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge as well as to increase and improve reading comprehension skills as well as vocabulary recognition. Quarterly issues of the Scholastic magazines, Allons-y (French) and Qué tal (Spanish) are enjoyed by the students as supplements to their classroom learning. They are able to keep these copies for later enjoyment and perusal as well. Online supplementary resources further engage the students with realia including video segments, vocabulary and structure games.