American Preparatory Education Foundation Annual Newsletter
In 2015, the American Preparatory Education Foundation (APEF) had its most successful year yet. Generous donations from parents, staff, and outside donors have increased teacher pay, secured scholarships, provided school supplies, funded academic clubs, constructed sports fields, and improved the overall educational experience for students at American Preparatory Schools in Utah and Nevada. Below is a detailed report of the donations and expenditures.
Thanks to private and corporate contributions, APEF was also able to award scholarships to seniors, including the Salutatorian, Valedictorian, and Sterling Scholars from the graduating class of 2015.
A Legacy Scholarship fund has also been created at the request of APA high school students. This scholarship fund receives contributions from APA students and alumni and will pay for scholarships aimed at assisting APA graduates in their college tuition costs.
The APEF Governing Board expresses special thanks to every Builders Club member for providing ongoing, monthly contributions, regardless of size that are exclusively focused on teacher compensation so we can recruit and retain the best teachers in Utah.
2015 Builders Club Donations
Our biggest campaign in 2015 was the launch of the Builders Club. The greatest strategic challenge we face as we provide a world-class education to our students is to recruit and retain world-class teachers. The market in Utah for teachers is very competitive and the funding for charter school students is lower that what neighborhood schools receive. This is why the Builder’s Club, and its recurring monthly donations, is critical to our ability to recruit and retain the best teachers in Utah. Long-term support, month after month, automatically deducted from a credit or debit card is the only reliable way to build our teacher reward fund. With your generosity, matching donations from local businesses, and our rigorous performance evaluation system we can ensure the best teachers receive the compensation they deserve and that your children receive the world-class education they deserve. All parents who sign up for recurring monthly donations become members of the "American Prep Builders Club".
Builders Club Monthly Donation Receipts
Builders Club Number of Monthly Donations
Builder Club Recurring Accounts Created
2015 Draper 2 and West Valley 2 Musical Production
APA parents raised a total of $30,279.43 for the musical production of Beauty and the Beast.
2015 Robotics Class
Draper 2 provided an advanced Robotics class for high school students funded in part by APEF and Mr. Renya Kikuchi, Chairman of Learning Systems Co., Ltd. Japan.
2015 Spring Fun Run
The Draper 2 Spring Fun Run contributed to the APEF Hardship fund.
2015 Fall Festivals
Draper 1 focused their efforts on funding new playground equipment. Draper 2 is discussing options for the funds raised through their Fall Festival. Some suggestions are: soccer field enhancements and outside lighting.
2015 Draper 1 Emergency Preparedness Kit Drive
Draper 1 parents provided kits for all of their students in case of an emergency.
2015 Las Vegas School Supplies Drive
Las Vegas parents donated over $5,000 toward the purchase of school supplies for their brand new school.
2014 School Supplies Drive
At our first School Supplies Drive, all parents were encouraged to contribute $15 toward their student’s school supplies. All proceeds were spent at the donor’s campus on school supplies.
APEF’s Student-Driven Fundraising Accounts
· West Valley 2 Student Body Officer account through APEF has a balance of $1,986.29
· The Ambassador Council account has a balance of $979.16
· The Alumni/Community Relations account has a balance of $1,504.64
APA Clubs and Activities Fundraising Through APEF
· Shakespeare Festival
· Dance Team
· Men’s Basketball
· Women’s Basketball
Again, we thank you. We are so proud of our students, staff, and parents for working with us to change the world for the better. -- The APEF Board of Directors.