As a business in our community, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School needs your help. As a public charter school, we receive less state and local funding than traditional public schools. Therefore, we rely heavily on fundraising. Becoming an annual sponsor allows you to help underwrite our success while promoting your business or brand. Sponsorship is a tax deductible way that you can help our 501(c)3 school.
Where does the money go?
All sponsorship funds are shared between the school’s general operating fund and the PTCA. Unrestricted operating funds allow ANCS to maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio, strengthen our farm-to-school and nutrition program, support students of all needs with multiple levels of academic support and special education, and continue our commitment to providing art, music, PE, and foreign language to our students.
PTCA is able to fund programs, activities, and materials that enhance students’ experiences at the school and help supplement teacher and classroom resources. Programs provided by PTCA include: mini-grants, field trips, annual yearbooks, and events such as Grandparents & Special Friends Day, Field Day, and the Cardboard Challenge. Recent mini-grants have funded: a 3D printer and encyclopedia set for the Middle Campus, new projectors for the 5th grade, an author visit for the Elementary Campus, and reading support materials for Special Education.
It all started with an acorn — a dream to create a new kind of public school for our children. One that would improve academic achievement, foster extraordinary parental involvement, and strengthen the community in some of Atlanta’s most resurgent neighborhoods. Founded as separate elementary and middle schools by families from diverse southeast Atlanta neighborhoods, ANCS merged into a single school with two campuses in 2010. This merger has provided ANCS students with the educational benefits of a K-8 school. Students and teachers now build more lasting relationships. Teachers from the elementary and middle grades work more closely to articulate a rich and engaging educational program across the grade levels. In addition to the educational benefits, parents now can make an investment of time and energy into a school where their students will reside for nine years.
Our vision is to be a dynamic learning community where students become life-long learners, develop self-knowledge, and are challenged to excel. The mission of ANCS is to use the principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools to:
- BUILD an empowered and inclusive community of students, parents, and educators
- ENGAGE the whole child—intellectually, social-emotionally, and physically
- HELP all students to know themselves and to be known well by their community
- CHALLENGE each student to take an active role as an informed citizen in a global society
- COLLABORATE with the larger community to advocate for student-centered schools
How do I give?
ANCS accepts online corporate donations. To make a gift by check or to make a pledge, please download, fill out and return the pledge form.
Please return a printed pledge form to:
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
688 Grant Street, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
*These sponsorship opportunities are for corporations. For donor opportunities for individuals, please see our Gather & Grow major giving circles.