BENEFITING: BUILDING EXCELLENT SCHOOLS INC
My amazing friend, Lagra Newman, a former Teach for America teacher in Los Angeles and a Building Excellent Schools Fellow has taken on the incredible challenge of opening a K-4 college prep charter school in Nashville, TN this summer. If anyone can build an excellent school that serves the needs of all students and puts all of its students on the path to academic success, she can. She has the skill, the passion, the knowledge, and the commitment.
I want to do whatever I can to help her-- and right now, that's raise money so the school can have an even stronger opening and have all of the supplies it needs for the children.
So-- for my 30th birthday, I want to help her school get at least 30 thirty dollar donations, over the next 30 days. Please consider helping out however you can.
Information about Purpose Prep below!
Why does Purpose Prep exist?
In North Nashville, only 1 in 4 students can read on grade level, and only 1 in 4 students can solve grade level math equations.This reality does not have to be.
We all know students can and must achieve at high levels to lead happy and productive lives. So, it is crucial we ensure that our students have the academic foundation of strong reading, writing, speaking, and mathematical skills they need to advance to middle school, high school, and, ultimately, college.
This is why Purpose Preparatory Academy Public Charter School exists.
What is Purpose Prep?
Purpose Prep is a college-preparatory charter school that will educate K-4 children in Nashville. Purpose Prep’s main goal is to set students on the path to college by making sure they have a strong academic and character foundation. In order to set students on a path to college, Purpose Prep will ensure that students are exposed to a rigorous curriculum, have access to high quality instruction, and are nurtured in an environment that focuses on their personal development and sets expectations for their success.
What sets Purpose Prep apart?
Accountability – We hold ourselves accountable to results. We partner with Building Excellent Schools and Tennessee Charter School Incubator to receive on-going training and development.
Two-teacher model – To support a small student-teacher ratio and provide small group, differentiated instruction, there are two full-time, certified teachers in every classroom.
Small classes – provides intensive academic supports to ensure that every student gets the targeted support they need.
More time on instruction – longer school days and years to give students and teachers the time they need to succeed.
Oral Language Program – an enrichment program where we teach strong oral skills, which are fundamental to the development of reading and writing.
Positive character development – we have high behavioral expectations, explicitly modeling and teaching our core values. Our scholars "Rise with Purpose."
Kindergarten growing to fourth grade – In our inaugural year, we will enroll 90 Kindergarten students, and then add a grade level every year thereafter until we reach fourth grade.
Why do we need your support?
On July 29, 2013, Purpose Prep will open its doors to 90 kindergartners. While Purpose Prep receives a per-pupil allotment from state and federal sources, there is a shortfall between these public revenues and the actual cost of a Purpose Prep education.
Your donation can make a very real difference:
$25: 1 School Supplies Package for a Purpose Prep Scholar (Total Needed: 90)
$100: 1 Uniform for Purpose Prep Scholar (Total Needed: 90)
$500: 1 Classroom Computer (Total Needed: 40)
$1,500: PE Equipment for Purpose Prep Scholars
$3,000: Purpose Prep Field Trips
$5,000: Art Supplies for Purpose Prep Scholars
$10,000: Purpose Prep School Library
To find out more about Purpose Prep, please visit our website.
Purpose Prep Mission Statement
Through rigorous curriculum, high-quality instruction, and positive character development, Purpose Preparatory Academy Charter School ensures that all kindergarten through grade four students achieve the academic skills, knowledge, and ethical foundation to be set on the path to college.