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Give Today and Support SAST

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'Tis the season for giving... and Investing in Excellence

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.

Make SAST the recipient of your recurring donation on or before December 3rd.

Our goals this year include collecting $10,000 in pledges or donations, and recruiting at least 50 recurring donors.

Please give what you can to help us meet these goals.

Why support SAST?

The School of Arts and Sciences on Thomasville Road (SAST) started because a small group of educators and parents shared a dream of creating a different kind of school. The school they envisioned would be based on the very best educational practices, founded in developmental theory, and dedicated to students learning by doing. Now in our 21st year, we are committed to keeping their dream alive.

As a not for profit public charter school, we currently offer a proven educational alternative for 455 K-8 students in Leon County. Your donation will ensure that our diverse student population continues to benefit from the SAST Difference.

What is the SAST Difference?

We are high achieving.

  • SAST has consistently been a top-ranked independent public charter school, both in Leon County and in Florida.
  • Named as one of the top eight most innovative charter schools in the nation by The U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement and featured in the Department’s publication “Innovations in Education: Successful Charter Schools”
  • In recognition of our history of financial stewardship and school management, Leon County Schools awarded SAST the first fifteen-year charter.
  • We have earned an “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education every year and have been designated as a high performing charter school by the FLDOE.
  • For the past three years, the Florida Department of Education awarded SAST a designation of School of Excellence; a distinction shared with only 84 other schools in the state.

We are unique.

  • Emphasis on social-emotional learning, building relationships, and forging leadership skills
  • Connected, supportive community of students, families, and staff
  • Consideration of the whole child, not just test scores
  • Thematic learning prioritizes hands-on experiences and inquiry based projects
  • Student portfolios measure growth of knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • Traditions like Friday Sing and Showcases provide opportunities for public speaking and creative performances
  • 1 to 14 teacher-student ratio in multi-age K-5 classrooms
  • Spanish instruction beginning in Kindergarten
  • Gardening program teaches seeds to seasoning
  • STREAM Makerspace lab fosters critical thinking and problem solving

We are an exceptional choice.

Throughout our twenty-year history, our impact has been substantial and our achievements numerous. Our data base of applicants consistently far exceeds the number of students we are able to enroll. Students and families want to experience a SAST education as they value our interdisciplinary approach to the arts and sciences and our safe and nurturing learning environment.

Thank you for investing in excellence and supporting the SAST Difference. Gifts of every size help ensure our continued success.