School News & Events

Year-end Charitable Donations

Dear Centers of Learning Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, and Friends,

We are growing…and your tax-deductible donation can help!

This past year has been a year of tremendous growth at Centers of Learning. We have taken ground in many different areas of the school program, and have much more to go. We’d like to share some of the year’s amazing accomplishments:

Our Award-winning Robotics Program:
2016_roboticsOur high school robotics team, Team Torch 5942, had an outstanding year, winning the Gold Division “Winning Alliance” at the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) West Super Regional in Oakland and then advancing to the World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, where they competed against teams from across the United States and eighteen countries worldwide.

Expanding Early Childhood Area:
The addition of the new toddler program completed the vision for Centers of Learning’s current early childhood area and brought this area to capacity for the first time.  Currently, we are filled to this area’s limit of forty-five youngsters and have an ever-growing waiting list – including the yet-to-be born babies of alumni!

Spanish Language Program:
Centers of Learning hired both elementary and secondary Spanish teachers over the past two years, with a vision of graduating students who can read, speak, and write in Spanish. Now, all students, toddlers through Spanish 3 in 11th grade, are exposed to the Spanish language with our end goal – graduates who are fluent communicators. ʖ Hablas Espanol?

New Summer Enrichment Program:
Summer 2016 saw the beginning of Centers of Learning’s Summer Enrichment Program, a 2-week program of fun enrichment classes for 1st-6th grade students.  Classes such as “Physics Phun”, “Mad Science”, “Math Madness”, and “Field Games” not only provided summer fun, but challenged students’ thinking as well – keeping their minds sharp while having summer vacation fun.

“Additions” to Centers of Learning’s Animal Program:
One of the most unique aspects of Centers of Learning’s educational program is our animal program.  Elective classes are offered to secondary students in both animal care and animal training.  Biology students have the opportunity to study “real-life” genetics, rather than to read about genetics in their textbooks. In addition to Reisa, the horse that began our animal program, the program houses 3 generations of miniature goats, including the 10 adorable babies that were born this year, thirty egg-laying chickens, Benny the emu (no, he’s not an ostrich), and Lloyd the alpaca.  Most days, you can find parents, toddlers, or high schoolers standing along the fence and enjoying our very own “zoo”.

Ever-Expanding Distance Learning Program:
This year marks the third year of Centers of Learning’s Distance Learning Program which offers online classes to 7th-12th graders across the country. Distance students are included “in the classroom” via online video chats where students can contribute to and participate in their classes as if they were sitting in one of the classroom desks. Over the past three years, this unique approach to distance learning required both the upgrade of school-wide technology and the development of curriculum that is accessible in the classroom as well as online.  While we’re off to a great beginning, there is much to accomplish to complete all that we envision for this amazing program.

So, if you’re thinking of making a year-end charitable donation, consider the difference you can help make in these Centers of Learning programs and many more.

Give online

You may contribute online at Choose the Centers of Learning – General Fund option.

Give by mail or in person

If you prefer, print and complete this gift form; attach your cash, check, or credit card information, and return it to Centers of Learning. Many employers offer matching funds to employee’s contributions.  If your company does so, enclose their matching gift form as well.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to Centers of Learning,

Debra L. Grill, M.A. Ed.