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Make a Donation to the AACMS

Thank you for your interest in making a gift or donation to Arts Academy Charter Middle School!  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizastion, donations to AACMS are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Our online donation form is currently unavailable. Please contact the Development Office for assistance.

Why should you consider making a donation to AACMS?

The AACMS Difference

Arts Academy Charter Middle School is committed to providing quality academic and arts education programs for our students by offering a rigorous academic curriculum alongside instruction in seven artistic disciplines: Dance, Figure Skating, Instrumental Music, Literary & Media Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts and Vocal Music.  Our students have chosen to pursue their passion for the arts while also maintaining the highest academic standards.  

AACMS students receive 50 to 150 minutes of artistic instruction as part of each school day.  Over the course of an average school year, this equals roughly 150 to 450 hours of artistic instruction for each student.  Across our seven arts departments, AACMS students and faculty produce over two dozen student performances, showcases, and exhibitions throughout the local community each school year.  

In addition to our arts curriculum, AACMS also provides each student with a rigorous academic curriculum aligned to Pennsylvania Common Core standards.  Our academic faculty are fully certified and come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds.

Most importantly, AACMS’s small student population – capped at 400 students - allows our teachers and staff to provide for the individual needs of our students.  We provide services and programs for students of all educational backgrounds and needs, including the Ovations Academic Program, Response to Intervention program and the STAR Positive Behavior Support Plan.  All of these programs are implemented by our caring faculty and staff in a welcoming and supporting school environment that celebrates individuality and creative expression.  

The Charter School Funding Gap

As a Pennsylvania public charter school, AACMS receives its funding through each student's local school district.  On average, AACMS receives only 75% of the funding of a traditional public school per student, and the actual amount of funding per student varies widely between local school districts.  Altogether, this means AACMS faces a sizeable funding shortfall each school year.  

How You Can Help

AACMS relies on the generosity of donors and sponsors from the local community to help offset our operation costs and fund specific student programs and experiences.  Your donation or gift to AACMS will have a direct impact on the education of our student artists.  As a donor, you may elect to designate your gift to a specific department or purpose or choose to provide support for general operating expenses.  As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to AACMS are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Please consider making a donation to AACMS today!

There are two easy ways to make a contribution to AACMS:

Thank you for your continued support of Arts Academy Charter Middle School!