October 2013 - December 2014
Our Fund the Future campaign has come to an end and we have exceeded our goal by nearly $10,000!
Thank you everyone for your generosity and support. The main goals of this campaign were to raise funds in order to support three critical parts to our program: Community Access expenditures, technology components and updates, and to purchase new textbooks and other printed materials.
The Springstone Community Access Program, designed by the co-founders of the school, challenges students in both academic and social endeavors. Students acquire and practice pragmatic language skills during academic and elective classes, and during frequent experiential activities. Activities and instruction occur both on and off campus and serve to promote life skills development and to enhance academic knowledge. These activities focus on conversation, vocation aptitudes, critical thinking, self-advocacy, recreational interests and volunteer work. Financial support is needed for using public transportation and paying for off-site instruction and activities.
Springstone emphasizes the use of technology as an educational tool. Classrooms are equipped with laptop computers, computer projectors, wireless internet, access to a shared network, and overhead projectors. Our students use laptop computers for concept-mapping and written activities. A shared network allows students to store and retrieve documents in folders that are organized by grade and class. We continually need to update and replace computers and technology.
At Springstone, we feel that it's important to update textbooks not only because of their physical condition but also because newer books are adapted to current state standards. As our textbooks age and as the new Common Core State Standards go into effect, we will need to keep our written materials current.
Fund the Future allows us to move forward to support these very important aspects of our program. Thank you again.