Charter schools offer students, families, and teachers a fresh alternative to traditional public or private schools. In New Hampshire, charter schools are public and funded by the state, but at a rate significantly lower on a per student basis than traditional public schools. (New Hampshire funds its charter schools at one of the lowest rates in the US.) In exchange for limited funding, charter schools are given the freedom to create unique missions or “charters” that embody the values of the school.

Because charter schools in New Hampshire are funded at a lower level than traditional public schools, they must make up the difference in funding themselves. This means that Seacoast Charter School depends on donations, annual family contributions, fundraising, and volunteers. (SCS is a 501(c)3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization. Monetary contributions are tax deductible.)

Your generous contributions help keep our doors open and allow us to continue to offer a strong educational alternative to New Hampshire families. Thank you so much for your support!