Get Involved

Volunteering

There are many ways to get involved at Hirsch Academy. We have listed several below and hope that you’ll get involved. Please understand, we are required to conduct a criminal background check for anyone working with children in our building, which includes CFA volunteers.

Volunteers:

Be a parent volunteer and help out in your child’s classroom.  Teachers are always looking for an extra set of hands in the classroom from making copies to working one-on-one with students.  Please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time to volunteer!  Not a parent of a student at our school, but want to volunteer?  NO PROBLEM! Students in every classroom in our building can benefit from some assistant and a little extra attention from someone interested in their progress. If you are interested in working in a classroom please contact our front office at (480)488-9362.

Daily Duty Helpers:

Volunteer any day of the week (for at least an hour), be a role model and help us build a culture of discipline and respect for all students.  Teachers may rely on you for support in classrooms, on the playground, during meal times, or with bathroom breaks. With some training and orientation, we’ll invite you to be part of a dynamic team of lending a patient ear and calm support to help the Hirsch Academy Family.

Office and Administrative Help:

The Hirsch Academy office staff are looking for a volunteer who can help us by answering phones, receiving visitors, making copies, and what ever else is needed in our front office.  Please contact the front office for more information!

The Pencil Crew:

In order to save valuable time, we want to equip each classroom with a continuous supply of sharpened pencils. We’ll supply the pencils and the sharpener. All we need is a crew of parents who can come in whenever they wish to keep our school well stock and supplied with sharpened pencils. See Ms. Weaver for more details (and pencils).

Arizona Tax Credit

HELP Fund After School Programs at Hirsch Academy with Arizona Tax Credit Donations

Anyone who pays income tax in the state of Arizona may participate. You do not need to have children attending any school to donate. The Arizona School Tax Credit Program allows you to direct some or all of your 2013 state income tax payment to Hirsch Academy for extra curricular activities. Taxpayers may direct up to $200 per single taxpayer or $400 per married couple filing joint to charter or public schools. And you may contribute to both public and private schools in the same year. These funds provide support for extracurricular activities such as tutoring, enrichment programs, remedial work (tutoring), field trips and guest speakers. It’s simple – the money you donate to Hirsch Academy’s Tax Credit Program replaces dollar-for-dollar what you owe in state income taxes! You simply send in the receipt you will receive from the school along with your state tax return. The dollar amount donated may then be subtracted from the total amount. Help us reach our goal of $50,000 by December.

Other ways to donate or get involved:

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.

Here’s how it works: Hirsch Academy’s teachers, along with teachers across America, post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.

Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.

You’ll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $50, you’ll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.

www.donorschoose.org

Sponsor a classroom, field trip, club or sport!

Wanting to donate, but don’t know how?  Check out our teacher’s home pages for information as to what’s going on in their classrooms.  Your donation may also qualify as an Arizona School Tax credit.

Donations can be mailed to:

Hirsch Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy
6535 E. Osborn Rd.
Building 4
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Thank you for you continued support and dedication to our students!