Although Utah remains one of the lowest education-funded states in the nation, Paradigm has been able to grow and thrive with its distinctive mission for 15+ years!
Recent legislative efforts have been successful in closing funding gaps, yet Utah charter schools still receive significantly less funding than traditional public schools. The largest reason for funding discrepancies between charter and traditional public school rests on the fact that charter schools do not have access to money generated through taxation from tax-payers residing within large school district boundaries.
Reduced funding creates many challenges for Paradigm, including but not limited to: upgrading facilities, offering competitive teacher compensation and incentives, retaining high quality teachers, growing and improving school programs such as the performing arts and athletics, and programs designed to sustain student motivation through recognition, awards, and scholarships.
As a Non-Profit 501(c)(3), Paradigm has the opportunity to expand and diversify its revenue sources through fundraising primarily through 1) increasing scholar enrollment, 2) grant writing and grant acquisitions, and 3) charitable donations.
Spread the word
“Word of mouth” marketing and advertising continues to be the most effective means reported by which families learn about and enroll in Paradigm. Your endorsement to your friends and family attract the families best suited for the Paradigm experience and for whom Paradigm is also a great fit. Please continue to spread the word about our powerful little school. Talk to others, share school postings from the school social media accounts, and invite others to attend school events, scholar shadowing, and school tours and information nights.
The surest way to increase school funding is through increasing enrollment and the surest way to increase enrollment is YOU.
Charitable giving is a wonderful way to help the school! We gratefully appreciate your donations, including your time. In addition, we wish to expand our donation sources to include corporate donations. If you work for a great company looking for ways to donate to good causes, please consider pitching Paradigm as an excellent option. You may also contact the Main Office to learn more about how to become a “Monthly Contributor.”
Join Our Fundraising Committee
Be a part of our new Parent Fundraising Committee (PFC)! The committee is guided by the School Business Manager and organized in to sub-committees, listed below. To sign-up please contact the school Main Office by phone or email. Committee responsibilities and expectations will be explained upon sign-up.
The following areas have been identified as areas of need. Please review and determine where you feel mostly strongly or connected and most willing to assist.
Are you looking to donate something specific to our school? Please check out our Wish List below! This list will be updated periodically, so please keep checking back! If you would like to donate a specific item that is listed below, please contact Allison Tran at email@example.com.
|Item Needed:||Name of Program Requesting Item:|
|New Violin or Viola Bow||Orchestra|
|Gently Use Instruments||Band and Orchestra|
|Tech Program Subscriptions||Tech Crew|
|Face Mics||Tech Crew|
|Condensor Mics||Tech Crew/Podcast|
|Volunteer Hours from an Attorney Coach||Mock Trial|
|Food Gift Cards||Various Performing Art Rehearsals|
I love Paradigm. My children have never been happier, and have found a love of learning that was missing in their previous education!Julia H.
I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.Jennifer L.
In Fall 2019, Paradigm Schools became the first public school in the state of Utah to offer virtual and augmented reality technology to scholars. Headset devices are used to enhance learning opportunities for our scholars, allowing them to explore virtual places around the world, on another planet, or during a completely different time period. Whether it’s visiting the surface of Mars or exploring the Pyramids of Giza, this is a completely immersive learning experience.