Get Involved

Interested in making a difference for education in Chicago?

Polaris has many opportunities to get involved.  Click on the links below and consider how you would like to participate in the Polaris Charter Academy mission!

Polaris Charter Academy is funded through a per student allotment from Chicago Public Schools, as well as national and state funding. Funding for charter schools was decreased by 4% in 2009-2010 and remained flat since. Therefore, we rely on support from generous individuals, corporations, and foundations like you!

Donate your time and energy to a cause worthy of your support! Ranging from a fieldwork chaperon to event support to reading buddies, volunteers help further our students’ education.

The Associate Board and Board of Directors are also opportunities for   those looking for a strong, committed connection to the school. Contact Carolyn Talaske at 708-271-3957 or via email to learn more.

Each spring, Polaris hosts an event celebrating the work of our students.  Please join us this year as we celebrate our first graduates to walk across the graduation stage and their journey as founding students.

In Kind Giving helps Polaris provide technology, practice instruments and project materials for our students and classrooms. Please review our wish list for items you may have available!

 Polaris recruits high-quality teachers and staff to create the next generation of exemplary citizens. Please click the link above to see current job openings. 

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Carolyn Talaske.