FAQs

Is the Boggs School a charter school?

Yes. The Boggs School is a community-based not-for-profit charter school authorized by Eastern Michigan University. You can review our full charter on EMU's website, which has been renewed through 2025.

Are your teachers members of a union? 

Yes. Our teachers and support staff are members of the Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (MI ACTS)/AFT/AFL-CIO. 

Will the Boggs School grow?

In 2017-18, we added Grade 8 and are now a complete K-8 school. We may add students in Grades K-8 in the future, but Grade 8 will be our highest grade for the time being.

How can I get involved in the Boggs School?

We are thrilled when other people are excited about the Boggs School. A school is the property of a community, and we want you to contact us with your questions and suggestions.

Make sure to "like" our Facebook page - this is where we post opportunities to become involved in school events or contribute to school requests.

We do not currently have a volunteer coordinator so we do not have a community-volunteering program, but we will reach out using Facebook when volunteers are needed. 

We are also looking for help in stocking our supplies and materials year-round. If you would like to help, please check out our supply registry! Items will be shipped directly to us. We also always need facial tissue, healthy, non-perishable snacks, and waterproof winter gloves/mittens. Thank you in advance!!

How can I make a donation? And will my donation be tax-deductible?

The Boggs Educational Center Project Team is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports our school, and your donation is tax-deductible. The easiest way to make a donation is to use the PayPal feature on our website. You can also send a check made out to the Boggs Educational Center Project Team or "BECPT" to the address below. After you make a donation, you will receive a letter of gratitude that includes our tax identification number for your records.

Mailing address:
The Boggs School
7600 Goethe St.
Detroit MI 48214

How will my donation be used?

Your funds will go to a number of initiatives!  We are raising funds for classroom materials and books, field trips, arts programming, general operating costs, and facilities needs. We are also looking for larger-scale donors to help us expand our physical site to accommodate more students. Please contact us if you are interested in that conversation!