Accomplishments: The educational program of Chesapeake Academy is relevant to current best practices in education. The curriculum was reviewed and updated. MacBooks, LCD projectors, digital cameras and electronic white boards have been seamlessly integrated into the curriculum. Faculty professional development is funded to ensure that all teachers are current with teaching practices.
Goals: The Annual Fund goal has been increased by $100,000 to meet the demands for financial assistance, the continued implementation of the technology plan and operational expenses.
Chesapeake Academy is sensitive to the economic challenges of families residing in the Northern Neck. The Board of Trustees is committed to keeping the school's tuition affordable, with no tuition increase for the 2012-2013 school year. The school's finances are tuition driven. The Annual Fund and special events are responsible for balancing the budget. The most pressing needs:
Monetary - Contributions to the Annual Fund
Foundation support of specific projects; technology, arts, facilities
Volunteers – Board of Trustee members, Special event volunteers
Chesapeake Academy, located in Irvington, VA, was founded in 1965 as the area's only independent school for children age 3 through eighth grade. Accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, the school is governed by a Board of Trustees. Chesapeake Academy offers a challenging and relevant curriculum. Technology is integrated into the curriculum and students use computers and other technology resources daily. Students in every grade have physical education, art and music classes. Spanish begins in Kindergarten and continues through eighth grade. Sixth grade students study Latin. Community Service is embedded into our annual activities and students are actively involved in raising funds for tsunami, hurricane and earthquake victims, health organizations and local families' Christmas celebrations.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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