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What is the Community Investment campaign?
The essential priorities of Arete Prep's educational model cost more per-student than what we receive from public funding. Therefore, we ask our families to contribute to the annual Community Investment campaign and help make up that difference.
What does it support?
Family support through the Community Investment campaign allows the leadership of Arete Prep to run the school day-to-day, and to hold fast to our mission as we plan and grow. Our Community Investment campaign:
Helps us pay, reward, and retain our excellent and dedicated faculty
Gives our teachers more time for tutoring and classroom preparation
Allows us to provide a classical preparatory education in a public school setting
The result is that our teachers instruct far fewer students than the district average, are better able to prepare for their lessons, and have more time for communication with students and parents. Our students receive more meaningful assignments, daily feedback, and the opportunity for one-on-one tutoring. These are essentials you will not find at a district school. These are the essentials that set Arete Prep apart.
How do families participate?
We ask each family to contribute $1,500 to help cover the per-student gap between what we need for our academic model and what we receive from public funding. Knowing that every family's financial situation is different, we encourage families to give as they are able. Many families choose to spread out their contribution by making monthly gifts over the course of the school year. Other families make a one-time gift to the Community Investment campaign. Every family's participation, at whatever level, is vital to supporting the priorities of Arete Prep.
Pledge Form: Click hereto download the 2016-2017 Community Investment form.
Give Now: Click here to make your Tax Credit contribution securely online.
Schedule a Future Payment: Click here to schedule a future payment for your Tax Credit contribution.
Pledge Form: Click here to download the Tax Credit 2016 pledge form.
What is the Tax Credit drive?
The Arizona Public School Tax Credit is a unique state program that allows Arizona taxpayers to contribute to qualified extra-curricular programs and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their state taxes. Married couples can donate up to $400 and single filers can donate up to $200 and receive the full credit from their state tax liability.
What does it support?
Tax Credit contributions support qualified extra-curricular programs at Arete Prep such as robotics, speech and debate, and athletics. Community support through successful Tax Credit drives at Arete Prep ensures that we are able to provide a vibrant, competitive extra-curricular program for our students.
Who can participate?
Every family can take advantage of the Arizona Public School Tax Credit and support Arete Prep. Any Arizona taxpayer is eligible to take the credit. We ask every family to donate their Tax Credit to Arete Prep and invite their extended network of friends and family to do the same.
Note: When taking the state tax credit you may not also take it as a deduction on your state income taxes. You may take it as a normal charitable deduction on your federal taxes.
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Our supporters understand the importance of a Arete Prep education and have made the success of the school a priority. After witnessing the transformative effects of the classical liberal arts curriculum in our youth, parents and friends become even more enthusiastic about investing in the health of our school.
Arete Prep families share below why they contribute to the Community Investment campaign and Tax Credit drive. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to click here to tell us why you support Arete.
"I want to ensure my son receives the best public education possible and I believe that Arete Prep and the Great Hearts Academies in general provide just that."
"Arete Prep has provided our children with an exceptional education and we want to continue to ensure they receive the same type of education in the future."
Note: Arete Preparatory Academy is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit educational organization and all contributions are fully tax-deductible. (Tax ID#: 20-5332933)