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Please give to the Bard High School Early College PTA – Invest in our students’ education.
Our Annual Fund is an essential source for:
1) enhancing our students’ BHSEC Experience and Academic Support
2) helping the school make ends meet, and
3) supporting the work of the faculty.
Your donation helps keep class size small, pay for college books and teaching supplies, defray the cost of full time faculty, maintain a rich variety of college courses, fund theater, student activities and clubs, graduation, yearbook, travel, sports and team uniforms, and support key programs such as the College Transfer Office, school library, and Third Street Music program.
Our Fundraising Goal: We ask every family to consider a donation of $1000 or more per child. We also welcome donations in amounts that might better fit your family’s budget.
Return on your Investment Your donation is an investment in your child’s education at Bard High School Early College. With the combined giving of the parent body, we help our children achieve their fullest potential. Additionally, the 60+ college credits our students earn at BHSEC are valued at $30,000 at SUNY and perhaps more at other universities.
How does the Annual Fund support our students?
When you donate, you support your child in several ways including: 1. Keep class size small - When we, parents, pay for school supplies, we also help the school allocate more DOE funds to hire teachers, and keep class size small. Research on class size reduction proves that it increases the achievement levels for all students while simultaneously reducing the achievement gap 2. Support music education – Research show conclusively that music education equips students with the foundational abilities to learn, to achieve in other core academic subjects, and to develop the capacities, skills and knowledge essential for lifelong success. The PTA pays for the whole music program and two theater productions every year to benefit all students.
PTA of Bard High School Early College is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping our students and faculty at BHSEC Manhattan, so your contributions are tax deductible. Tax deductible donations reduce your tax burden – Parents who itemize their deductions reduce their tax bill when they make a tax deductible donation to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations like the BHSEC PTA.