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THE AMANA FUTURE FUND

As we look to the 2021-2022 school year, raising additional funds is as important as ever as we all reacclimate to in-person learning. We are always looking for community partners to provide much of the financial support we need, but we are also turning to our always-generous families and friends to help ensure the success of our students and staff during these unprecedented times.

There are a couple of ways you can make your donation:

Make a one-time donation that will be used toward purchasing technology for student or staff use ($250 covers the cost of a student Chromebook as a reference point).

Make a recurring donation (for instance, $25 per month for 10 months) that will be used toward purchasing technology for student or staff use.

Submit a check via mail in the amount of your choosing.
Amana Academy
285 South Main Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009

If you have any questions about your donation, please contact Sarah Buckley at sbuckley@amanaacademy.org

WHO WE ARE

Amana Academy is an educational community whose mission is to prepare students for high academic achievement, beyond what they think possible, so they become active contributors to building a better world. Our unique educational model is rooted in the EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) model - a pioneering organization in the world of socially conscious project-based education that pushes kids to apply their learning to projects that bring positive change in their communities. Founded in 2005 as a K-8 public charter school, we now serve 775 children and their families. We are a public charter school authorized by Fulton County and the Georgia department of education.

WHAT WE DO

At Amana, equity is at the heart of what we do. Our student population is one of the most diverse in Georgia, with no majority racial or ethnic group represented. While we are located in North Fulton, 10% of our students drive from south Fulton daily to attend Amana - a commute of more than one hour each way. All of our students, regardless of their background or life circumstances, are prepared for high academic achievement; and, more importantly, they understand that there is more in them than they realize, and they are empowered to use their knowledge for good. 

Our kids and teachers rise to the challenge. Students consistently score on par with, if not better than, their peers in other Fulton County Schools (even schools with far lower economically disadvantaged populations) on state standardized tests. We are able to motivate and grow children in a given school year at a faster rate than 99% of students across the state of Georgia. That doesn’t happen by accident, but by intention. Amana has developed a culture where each step taken is measured to ensure equitable, culturally responsive classrooms that meet all students where they are.  

It is more important than ever, especially in light of recent events in our country, that we continue to conscientiously and radically pursue equitable access to high quality education for our students. We cannot allow lack of access and resources to be an excuse for the educational opportunity gap that persists in our country. We must do better, and we’re looking to our community to partner with us in this important work. With the right tools and resources, we can transform education and in doing so, transform lives.