Getting Involved at STEM

Volunteering and Giving

Volunteering and giving to STEM is vital to the success of our school.  Our school has a charter that requests a commitment of 30 volunteer hours per family (15 hours per single-parent family).

To make volunteering easy and seamless, please refer to the Volunteering Basics section, which will allow you to set up your volunteer account and keep track of your hours.  We are extremely grateful for the time and energy donated by STEM parents each year.

Volunteering Basics

Thank you to our volunteers at STEM School Highlands Ranch! Everyone who volunteers makes a huge difference to our school’s and your children’s success. All volunteers must complete a background check before participating in any STEM volunteer activities. We’ve partnered with Get Connected by Galaxy Digital to assist us with our Volunteer Coordination and Management. Get Connected is a secure volunteer management solution for K-12 Schools.

More information will be shared in July about how to set up your account and get started volunteer in STEM!

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Monetary Donations and Volunteer Hours
Every $20 of donated items translates to one volunteer hour. However, the law states that you cannot deduct the value of your time. The IRS does not allow a charitable deduction for volunteering your services. By IRS definition, charitable contributions represent gifts given without reciprocity. Our donation policy is that every $20 donated equates to one hour of volunteer time.

Volunteer Hours Donations – NEW!

Many families have asked if they can just make a donation to cover their volunteer hours. We are finally able to accommodate that request. If you’d rather make a monetary donation to go toward your volunteer hours, click the button below and select Volunteer Hours Donation. Please remember that if you select this option you cannot claim this donation on your taxes at the end of the year.

Board of Directors (BOD)

STEM School Highlands Ranch is a self-governed charter school authorized by DCSD. Our Board of Directors set the school’s policies.

School Accountability Committee (SAC)

The School Accountability Committee (SAC) is comprised of parents, teachers and community members who would like to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

PTO’s mission is to work in partnership with the school to foster a strong sense of community, provide enhancement activities for student, staff and families and to help increase the educational, social and emotional experience for all.