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Thank you so much for your interest in Vertus High School. 

Your support of our students makes Vertus possible. All donations are anonymous unless otherwise specified, Ex: Sponsorships. All donations are tax deductible; once your donation is processed, you will receive a tax receipt for your records.

Opportunities to Give

Please consider making a gift to Vertus. Nearly half the students in Rochester City School District are living in poverty, making it the second most poverty stricken district in the country. To help our students be successful, Vertus:

  • pays for all school supplies
  • supports uniform purchases
  • buys the Vertus red blazer
  • pays for trips to visit prospective colleges (for many students their first time out of Rochester)
  • offers free ACT tutoring
  • offers summer and after school jobs at Vertus
  • gives students help with job searches and applications
  • offers sports and clubs without athletic or activity fees.

Every year, we help families facing emergency homelessness or hunger. Community support is extremely important for our students.

Transportation is an ongoing, essential need. We provide bus passes for all after-school activities such as sports practices, tutoring, and clubs. We also incur the full cost of busing all students to and from school for our mandatory summer session, as well as busing to Monroe Community College for our dual-enrollment students.

You can support Vertus by providing:

  • $30 - One year's worth of school supplies for a student
  • $50 - A local college visit
  • $100 - A student's participation on the basketball, soccer, or baseball team
  • $200 - A learning team set of books, to enable each student to keep a book of interest
  • $500 - Sponsorship of an after school club, such as chess, photography, or engineering
  • $1,000 - Support a student's summer job working in our eNABLE maker lab to make prosthetic hands for people in need
  • $2,000 - Support our family emergency fund, so that we can ensure our students do not go homeless or hungry
  • $5,000 - Sponsor a team in our "Vertus to College" basketball tournament, so we can send our seniors on an overnight college tour
  • $10,000 - Sponsor our character and awards program, in which we recognize students' academic and character achievements
  • $30,000  - Purchase a van or contribute to our van fund, so we can economically transport students to and from their classes at MCC and to cultural, sports, and after school activities
  • $50,000 - Pay for our summer busing program

Or tell us how you would like to help level the playing field for young men in Rochester

Donate with a Credit Card

To donate online using your credit card, please click the Donate button below. All donations are processed securely by PayPal, and you do not need a PayPal account (but you can use yours if you'd like). 

To Donate by check

Please make your check out to: Vertus Charter School

And mail your check to:

ATTN: Julie Locey
Vertus High School
21 Humboldt Street
Rochester, NY 14609

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"There's one proven way to break the cycle of poverty in one generation, and that is a good education. We must do what it takes to get our young men to college and good jobs. Our democracy depends on it."
-- Dr. Mac, Vertus Co-Founder

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