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Community partners make our work possible. These corporations, organizations, and individuals invest in our work through funding, volunteering and classroom enrichment.


Support a Scholar is our annual giving program that invests in a class of kindergarten scholars as they begin their education. Thank you to our founding Support a Scholar members who made an annual gift of $1,000 or more during the 2023-2024 school year. Learn more or join.

2024 Navigators

Supporters who gave $2,000 or more.

Jennifer Lock Oman

Cory McAnelly

Ken & Linda McCullum

Susan & James Meimann

Mary Katherine & Lucas Nelson

Jill Sanchez

Meredith & Andrew Stahl

Kathy & Ted Stuart

Marie & Marvin Walker

2024 Leaders

Supporters who gave $1,000 or more.

Pamela Bass-Bookey

Claudia & Jon Batesole

Barron & Britt Bremner

Kenneth Daniel & Gina Cunningham

Mike & Melanie Dayton

Allison & Jim Fleming

Scott Galenbeck & Leann Treloar

Angela & Terry Gallagher

Rachel & Mikael Gustafson

Tara Deering-Hansen & Bruce Hansen

Danielle Hermann

Joan Middleton

Matt & Dana Moore

Lauren & Chad Rasmussen

Joseph Schneider

Mondale & Lucreia Smith

Mary & Edwin Stone

Nikki & Jay Syverson

Lisa Veach

Deanna Ver Steeg

William Todd Weidmaier

Emily Westergaard

Maribeth Wright

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Every K-8 grade level is partnered with a postsecondary institution. Students learn from professors and students in various degree programs throughout the year. This partnership culminates in an annual campus visit, where students tour the school and participate in hands-on learning activities.


In high school, we work with teachers and other community groups to facilitate small group visits tailored to specific education and career goals.

Kindergarten: DMPS' Central Academy

First Grade: Drake University

Second Grade: DMACC - Central Campus

Third Grade: Central College

Fourth Grade: University of Iowa

Fifth Grade: Grand View University

Sixth Grade: DMACC - Ankeny Campus

Seventh Grade: University of Northern Iowa

Eighth Grade: Central College

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