Is the Boggs School a charter school?
Yes. The Boggs School is a community-based charter school managed by a non-profit management organization, Nataki Educational Services, and 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. We are proud to be one of very few charter schools in Michigan with unionized staff and hope more schools will follow suit.
Will the Boggs School grow?
Last year, we added an 8th Grade 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.
If you would like to volunteer, you can email our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: our new volunteer coordinator/intern is just starting in her role, so please give her some time to respond.
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, nonperishable snacks, and waterproof winter gloves. 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 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 so that you can write off your donation.
The Boggs School
4141 Mitchell St.
Detroit MI 48207
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!