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. All classes are now single grade with the exception of a third-fourth- and a fourth-fifth-grades class. In 2022-23, we intend to go to all single-grade classrooms, which will allow us to add a few more students in the upper elementary group. Grade 8 will remain our highest grade.
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.
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!