When you help 'Mind the Gap' you make our amazing public K-12 IB World School possible!

Read on to find out how you can help!

When you help 'Mind the Gap' you make our amazing public K-12 IB World School possible! image

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Read on to find out how you can help!

Sage International School provides an invaluable IB Education for ALL free to students as a Public Charter School!

WHAT IS "MIND THE GAP" AND HOW DOES YOUR GIFT HELP?

During MIND THE GAP, Sage International invites our Sage Community to contribute their support to the excellent education we provide. Your donations help 'bridge the gap' between the state funding we receive and what it actually costs to operate our top-notch K-12 IB World School. We can't do it without you....can you help?

As an Idaho public charter school, Sage is not part of any local school district and does not receive ANY funding from local property taxes or school levies. This amounts to over $300k less than local school district schools. As for state funding, did you know that Idaho is ranked the LAST in the nation for per-pupil spending? Our students deserve better, and we provide better. For the 2023-24 school year, we anticipate our "Gap" in funding to be $125,000, which is about $125 per student. We need your help to reach that goal!

EXACTLY WHERE DOES YOUR MTG SUPPORT GO?

Each year, based on the number of students Sage serves, the state of Idaho gives us funding for a certain number of teachers. Each year, we hire more teachers than the state funds in order to deliver our broad and rich IB curriculum and keep class sizes small.The IB is an expensive framework that many families around the world receive at a cost of thousands of dollars per year. We provide it for free...with your help.

We also have the best teachers and support staff around, and pay them above the amount the state provides because they deserve and earn every penny of it caring for and educating our (your) students!

Mind the Gap also helps us to dedicate funding to the areas where we need it most.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE?

We are a diverse community with over 300 of our students' families (nearly 1/3) living near or below the poverty level, which only became more of a problem with the Covid-19 pandemic. We love that we truly represent our entire diverse community and are able to provide 'IB for ALL' without having to charge tuition. Our goal with mind the Gap is to have the participation of every family possible, so please give at a level that is meaningful to your family with our $125,000 goal in mind. We receive MTG donations anywhere from $10 to $5,000 - and EVERY gift makes a HUGE difference, helps us reach our goal, and shows investors that our community supports us and believes in what we do.

Remember, gifts to Sage are entitled to generous tax benefits. As a 501(c)(3) organization, gifts to Sage qualify for a 50% Idaho tax credit of up to $1,000 if filing jointly, and up to $500 if filing individually. You may also qualify for further deductions on both state and federal tax IN ADDITION to that, so be sure to check with your tax advisor! You can make a one-time gift or monthly recurring gifts that all add up to reaching our goal!

ALSO, Check with your employer to see if they match donations, there are MANY generous companies in the area that do and it can greatly multiply your gift! Matching companies include Micron, Microsoft, State Farm, HP, Home Depot, GE, Weyerhaeuser, Key Bank, and many others. You can search for your company on the charity navigator website.

We thank you so much for your support, we are in this together and couldn't do it without you!