Help donate to get Stanley in Woodward

My son's name is Stanley Jackson. From kindergarten to the 4th grade, he attended 5 different schools in three states. Every year was a challenge for him socially because he had to meet new friends, learn different settings and adapt to the changing environments. In the 5th grade, I moved him to The Main Street Academy (charter school), located in College Park, Ga. I didn't realize until he started the 6th grade that this was the first time he had ever started a school and knew kids there! He was so excited; it made me start to realize that this kid has been through a lot.

Now, having changed schools so many times you would think that his grades would have suffered. They didn't. Not only has he always been in the top 3 of his class, he has always scored the highest in his grade level on the state standardize tests (in the 4th grade he scored the highest EVER at the school in any grade). Once he entered the Main Street Academy, his academic prowess continued to grow.

Now at the beginning of his 8th grade year, we had another situation: Deciding the best High School to send him to for the next four years. At a regular high school, Stanley's biggest issue will be being challenged academically. The school in our zone is a good school, but to be great, you need to attend a school that is better than good. It is projected that if he attends that school, he has a good chance to graduate at the top of his class, but I don't think he will feel like he would have accomplished what he would if he were to go to a top private school and graduate at the top. I feel that Woodward Academy will fulfil his desire to not be the best at regular school, but to be the best at a school that will challenge him to be the best. Woodward Academy's motto is "Excellence, Character, Opportunity." His grades have proven his Excellence. His Character is unquestionable. He has been given the award at school for Character two out of the four years he has been at the charter school. The only thing he is lacking is the Opportunity to attend this school. Stanley is a quiet kid. He never asks for anything. He is grateful for everything that has been afforded to him during his short life.

I am asking for donations to help Stanley attend Woodward Academy. To secure his spot at the school, $2,500 has to be paid to the school. In a perfect word, I would already have the amount, but I don't. A portion of that has already been collected, but we are still short. Any amount received will help. If you can find it in your heart to give, I appreciate it. If you do not have anything to give at this time, I ask that you share this on your page and maybe someone else will have something to give. The deadline for the payment is quickly approaching and I do not want my son to miss out on this excellent opportunity.

Sean Jackson, proud dad

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 67 mos
  • Gerri DeLaney 
    • $30 
    • 74 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
  • Morgan Andrews 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
  • Tony Knox 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
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Sean Jackson 
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