Friday, November 16, 2012

A Request

HoneyFern is a small school trying to grow. We are not suffering any pains because we are doing it the right way: slowly, intentionally and with integrity.

We are, however, trying to offer programs and support that a larger, more fully funded private school might offer; we have several students building large projects, we go on frequent fieldtrips (including upcoming fieldtrips to the opera, the Centers for Disease Control, a high ropes course, Blue Springs State Park to swim with manatees and more), and the school in generally tries to be responsive to student needs, ordering books and programs as students need them. HoneyFern is funded entirely by student tuition; we do not have debt, and we do not plan to have debt.

What does all of this mean?

As we try to grow, branching out into more marketing and recruitment, we need more funds. On this blog there is a little button that says "Support Progressive Ed." This button leads you to a Paypal account for HoneyFern, and any donation you send in, large or small, will go directly to the program you indicate (or into the general fund if no program is indicated). Want to help us swim with the manatees? Earmark your donation to that fieldtrip. Like the idea of students dressed up and sitting in the audience of La Traviata? Send us to the opera with your donation.

Are you a corporation that pays taxes in Georgia? Interested in suppporting progressive education? Please considering supporting us through the Georgia Student Scholarship Organization. Your corporation can donate up to 75% of your Georgia tax liability and receive a dollar-for-dollar Georgia tax credit as well as a federal tax deduction. Individuals and couples can donate, too; contact us for more information on that program.

Whatever you choose, whatever amount works for you, thank you for supporting progressive education and small schools in Georgia. We could not do it without you!

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