We know our mission has power. We have all joined together- Polaris faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees, the Polaris Educational Foundation, our students, parents, and community friends-to make this school the success story that it is today. 

Operations Costs

The largest portion of our budget, like most businesses, is devoted to salaries and yet, our dedicated employees are underpaid when compared to similar positions in other public schools.  Our operational costs, including rent, utilities, and insurance go up every year.  

To make ends meet, we must increasingly eliminate or decrease our spending in every budget area except operational costs and salaries.  Your donation is used to supplement our budget for classroom supplies, books, furniture, technology, and necessities such as maintenance, substitutes, and professional development.  In short, our Annual Fund drive is designed to bridge the growing gap between state funds and what we need to uphold the excellent educational program at Polaris Charter School. 

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Polaris Charter School Mission

The mission of Polaris Charter school is to create a joyful and exciting learning community for intellectually curious elementary-aged children. Through an engaging, inquiry-based curriculum, our students will develop the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically, and excel academically. Our program fosters creativity and the development of social and emotional skills, instilling a positive attitude about future studies and ensuring students are well-prepared for the challenges of an ever-changing world. 

To learn more about Polaris unique approach to elementary education with individualized learning plans and project-based education, visit our About page.

Our Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This procedure applies to all information received by Polaris Charter School, both online and offline, on any Platform ("Platform", includes the Polaris Charter School website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

PayPal Giving Fund

Connecting charities and donors

Using the power of PayPal to help charities

PayPal Giving Fund is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID: 45-0931286) that uses PayPal technology and financial support to fundraise for causes, without charging donors or charities for our services.

Polaris ID# 70228745

Help Your School Earn Free Supplies!

This unique program for schools can not only benefit our school now but it also helps us receive free supplies all year long! All you need to do is make a qualifying purchase* at Office Depot and present your school's 5% Back to Schools program ID - and we'll take care of the rest. (Download a list of qualifying products.)

How Does It Work?

How Do I Find My School's 5% Back to Schools ID Number?

Don't know your school's ID number or need one? Visit your local Office Depot store to find a listing of 5% Back to Schools ID numbers or to request one for your school.

Spread the Word!

Print our 5% Back to Schools promotional flyer or ID cards with your school's 5% Back to Schools ID number and distribute to parents, teachers and school supporters.


To see a list of frequently asked questions about our 5% Back to Schools program, please click here.

Forgot to use your school's ID number when making a purchase?

Past purchases made within the current calendar quarter can still be entered for credit! To give 5% of your qualifying school or office supply purchases back to a school in the form of merchandise credits, just follow these simple steps:

For In-store Purchases: Simply bring your receipt and your school's 5% Back to Schools ID number to your local Office Depot location and ask a store associate to apply your purchase to the school of your choice!

For Online/Phone Purchases: Click Here to simply complete our short form using your school's contact information or 5% Back to Schools ID number and the order number that was provided for you online or over the phone at checkout.