We have just begun our Annual Fund drive for the 2012-2013 school year. This year it is vital to reach our goal of $50,000 due to increased expenses in several areas. Out of necessity, and the desire to provide the best program available, we purchased $17,000 worth of iPads and Apple laptop computers this year. We also spent $13,000 on new science materials, and we expect to spend more as we update our labs and science courses coinciding with the addition of new science teachers. We wish to increase the number of labs in our science program to provide the best college prep experience possible, as many of our grads go on in science classes and majors in college. Many of our graduates have become engineers, doctors, scientists, veterinarians, and marine biologists, and we are proud to say that Orinda Academy contributed to their knowledge and motivation in science and their careers.
Please recall that Orinda Academy is a private school dependent solely on tuition and fund raising, and the annual fund is a necessary effort to balance the budget between income and expenses. We ask parents, alumni, and alumni parents to continue to support the annual fund to help Orinda Academy meet our expenses and provide enriching and vital tools for our students. You may donate online at Orinda Academy, or send in the attached brochure with a check/charge. Thank you in advance for your support.