As an independent, non-profit, public charter school, University Heights Charter School relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to serve the needs of our 900+ scholars and their families.

For over a decade, University Heights Charter School has been changing the face of education in Newark, New Jersey. We wish to continue this momentum by expanding  and enhancing our curriculum to include the arts, financial literacy, technology, and global learning experiences. We would also like to bolster our Athletics Program. By  doing so, we strive to provide our scholars with the character, scholarship, and leadership skills necessary for success in life, college, and community. The funding that we receive from the New Jersey Department of Education is NOT enough to help us achieve our goals.  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

For the 2020-2021 school year, we would like to obtain funding for the following:

  • $75,000 for Arts and Music Education including vocal training, instrumental lessons, visual arts classes, exposure to dramatic arts, and dance instruction

  • $30,000 for Technology to purchase laptops and provide computer training for our scholars

  • $30,000 for our Athletics Program to support our current sports offerings (cross country, flag football, basketball, cheerleading, soccer, and volleyball) and to expand our sports offerings to include baseball, fencing, field hockey, and lacrosse

  • $25,000 for Global Learning Experiences including museum visits, outdoor education experiences, youth leadership experiences, foreign language instruction, and cultural immersion programs

  • $20,000 for Healthy Lifestyles Instruction for scholars and families including container or wall gardens, nutritional counseling, healthy cooking lessons, and the importance of physical fitness

  • $5,000 for Financial Literacy Education for scholars and families including money basics, needs vs. wants, basic budgeting, smart savings, introduction to credit, and planning for college

Thank you in advance for choosing to GIVE NOW via credit card or check!

  Contact us at 973-623-1965 to learn more.