The Volunteer program is strong and growing at Custer County Schools. Classroom help varies widely from: guest speakers, group work, individualized tutoring, in classroom academic support and much more. Volunteers can be seen daily, helping students in band class, choir, algebra, science, history, providing mock college and scholarship interviews. Become a volunteer. Education is our future.
The Committee provides funds to pay a part-time coordinator for the Volunteer Program and Adopt-A-Class. The coordinator schedules, trains and keeps records on all volunteers along with the needs and donations for the Adopt-A-Class program. With the school confronted by significant budget cutbacks from the state, the volunteers and the generous community Adopt-A Class donations, are making a tremendous difference for students at Custer County School!
For additional information contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator, Carol Franta, at Custer County School at 719-783-4958.
Adopt- A -Class
Custer County School launched the Adopt-A-Class program in August 2012. The purpose of this program is to connect individual community resources with an individual teacher, class, subject and/or grade level to fill unmet needs at Custer County School.
Several Adopt-A-Class projects:
- Graphing calculators for middle and high school math
- Motor kits for high school science
- 40 Kindles e-readers for high school English
- Books and games for Life Skills classes
- Music binders for the choir
- Document cameras for 3 classes
- Projectors for 13 classrooms
- Microscopes for middle school science
- Field Trip funding
- Music for Band classes
All financial contributions to Adopt-A-Class will flow through the Excellence in Education Committee as directed donations, and are considered a charitable gift through the Wet Mountain Community foundation 501©3. For more information on contributing to the Adopt Class program at Custer County School please contact Els Van Woudenberg Community Liaison at 719-783-0508.
GOT-IT (Graduate On Time through Internet Technology)
The Committee, in partnership with the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation, JJJ foundation, the El Pomar Foundation, as well as generous local donors, provides tuition funds for high school students needing to take missed course credits required for graduation. The pilot program began in January 2010, with the school district providing salary funds for a part-time teacher to mentor and support students. Through annual fundraising the committee continues to support this life-changing program allowing students to look towards a brighter future.
The committee utilizes directed donations from our annual Spring Dinner to purchase all new math textbooks and teacher resource materials.