Educational Institutions

San Dieguito Academy Foundation

  • Encinitas, CA
  • http://www.sdafoundation.com

Mission Statement

We support the unique culture and quality programs for all students of San Dieguito Academy by generating financial resources and promoting active parent and community involvement.

Main Programs

  1. CAMPUS PRIDE & CAMPUS CULTURE
  2. PARENT/COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER:
  3. WRITING LAB
  4. CAREER PATHWAYS
Service Areas

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California

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Sheila E Durkin

Keywords

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SDA Foundation, SDAF, Mustangs, San Dieguito High School alumni

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EIN

33-0629427

 Number

8442849174

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Top Accomplishments:* THE WRITING LAB addressing the need to refine the written communication skills of our students. Over 600 students have been assisted with individual and class writing assignments across all academic areas, scholarship essays, and resume preparation. * ACADEMIC SUPPORT ensuring all students access to programs and interventions to support their specific needs. Over [x] at-risk students and those requiring enriched learning opportunities such as tutoring and math support programs. * CAREER PATHWAYS gives students access to interest-based and career-specific programs and classes. The programs that have been funded this year are: * The Mosaic: A collaborative project between the school's district food service and the SDA Culinary Arts Department, providing an entrepreneurial learning experience in starting and operating a retail and food service business. * Studio SDA: A working sound engineering studio, created through a partnership with industry professionals and SDA faculty. Integrating all areas of learning, including the sciences, arts, English, and Math, students learn music recording and production and running their own music business. Top Goals: * PARENT RESOURCE CENTER to connect all 1,600 SDA families, regardless of language or technology barriers, to school and Foundation resources and personnel, encouraging their engagement with their student's learning experience. * STUDENT GRANT PROJECT to encourage students to become active community stakeholders by providing grant funds and resources toward student initiatives. Building upon funded student-initiatives which included a ""Safe Student Driver Fair"" and the SDA Veterans Memorial. * 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM project to ensure all students have access to new learning channels by making available netbooks in the classroom. This allows teaching in a collaborative environment using the current tools and learning resources.

Programs

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Program 1

CAMPUS PRIDE & CAMPUS CULTURE

1. The Foundation will support the general school pride and culture which separates SDA from other high schools. Foundation monies will be used to support everything from benches for students to a parent and community resource center in building B. When projects and ideas that support and enhance the current and future culture of SDA come to mind, the Foundation will be the driving force behind ensuring that SDA maintains itself as the destination for SDUHSD students. STUDENT DRIVEN PROJECTS: The Foundation will support a student mini grant process aimed and maintaining and enhancing the SDA campus culture. Student in clubs, programs, as well as individuals can apply to the SDAF ""Student Projects"" Grant Committee and receive financial support for campus projects.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

3,000

Program 2

PARENT/COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER:

PARENT/COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER: SDAF will continue to serve our college and career-bound families by the creation of a general resource center for parent and community access to vital school, district, and SDAF information. The center will be located in the first part of building B and offer a "lobby" for parents to access vital school information. Offering connectedness to the school through with computers for Aeries access, Naviance, the SDA website as well as numerous SDA brochures/literature, parents and community members will have somewhere to call their own on SDA'S campus

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Other Named Groups

Budget

10,000

Program 3

WRITING LAB

WRITING LAB ""The Center"" -The Foundation will continue to support the SDA Writing Lab, which helps students refine and improve their writing skills. Now entering its sixth year, the lab has been a vital resource for all students by providing assistance with research papers, college essays, class writing assignments, grammar exercises, and scholarship essays. Funding for this program supports a part-time, college-level writing tutor throughout the school year

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

15,000

Program 4

CAREER PATHWAYS

CAREER PATHWAYS: The SDA Foundation will support Career Technical Education and SDA's career pathways goals through creation of and enhancement of student programs. Student access to varied interest- based and career specific programs and classes enhances SDA's culture of a student driven curriculum while growing technical and career pathways

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$7,500.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Funding Needs

Capacity Building - $30,000 P/T Bookkeeper. This will help us to continue developing our organizational capacity and meet the growing need for compliance with industry standards. This will free our professional board members from hands-on task related responsibilities to financial oversight and corporate outreach.Program Development - $50,000 - As Common Core is integrated into the learning process, we will provide support and training to our teachers and critical resources to our students to supplement the public funding allocated to our school district. Scholarships - $ 20,000 - The SDA Foundation currently provides between $6-10,000 in scholarships to 12-15 seniors. Our goal is to grow the program so that more of our students can continue their post high school training. Traditionally 90% of students at SDA attend college. With ever increasing costs impacting our families, scholarships ranging from $500 - $1000 can have an impact. Increased funding to another 2-3% of seniors could result in an overall increase in our college attendance rate.Career Technical Development - $50,000 - Funding to expand career development pathway in Computer Technology to develop student skills in programming, 3D modeling and 3D printing. After School Tutoring - $10,000 - Our current after school program offers one hour free tutoring in all subjects. Additional funding would provide staff coverage for an additional hour per school day. Approximately % of students currently benefit from this program.

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SAN DIEGUITO ACADEMY FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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San Dieguito Academy Foundation

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Principal Officer

Sheila E Durkin

BIO

Sheila Durkin has been a business professional for over 30 years with experience in transportation and retail marketing and direct response advertising. She has held a variety of positions in her long career including training director, marketing manager, marketing director and Executive Vice President. Past recipient of the Western Marketing Educators Award, she has been recognized for her work in retail marketing for a 300+ store chain and responsibility in managing a multi-million dollar media budget. Sheila is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and holds a degree in General Arts and Sciences. She has also attended graduate classes in Marketing at George Washington University and University of California - Berkeley. Her professional non-profit training includes courses in financial management, governance and fundraising at Non-Profit Management Solutions. Sheila has also served on the board of the San Diego Early Music Society.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"San Dieguito Academy is school of choice with an entire student body who makes a conscious decision to attend the school by entering a randomized lottery. With these committed school families as our primary donor group, we have a donor base that presents both opportunities and challenges. Each year we ask our parents to donate to the unrestricted fund to support priority programs identified in collaboration with our school administrators and staff. These programs focus on building programs that benefit "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Larry Lugo

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