Your Contributions Will Build A Stronger Intern Program!
Donations from parents, family and friends are essential to maintaining the excellent education TCGIS* students receive. Our intern program brings young, dynamic energy to the classrooms, and valuable native speaker and cultural expertise from German speaking countries. These interns are all young people who are trained to become teachers in their own German speaking countries. Our goal is to have 15 interns in our classrooms by the beginning of the next school year. But this ambitious goal can only be reached with the support of TCGIS's parents, families and friends.
Did you know ...
- $7,875 is what TCGIS pays annually per intern to cover administrative fees, stipend, lunches, and staff and training costs
- $3,500 is what a host family typically pays to cover food & utilities
- $4,300 is what each intern pays to cover visa fees, flight, health insurance, and travel and leisure
- Interns are an important asset in accomplishing TCGIS's vision of educating all children through German immersion to become informed and active world citizens in the 21st century.
"Andere hören, andere sehen, weltoffen denken und handeln."
Your contribution in any amount helps us to get a little closer in reaching this important milestone. Together we can do great things for our students and create the environment that nurtures a child’s natural curiosity and fosters international awareness!
*The Twin Cities German Immersion School (TCGIS) is a tuition free Minnesota charter school based in St. Paul’s Como neighborhood. TCGIS is one of a handful of German immersion schools in the country and is said to be the fastest growing one of its kind in the nation. TCGIS is currently serving over 500 students in grades K-8. The school values high academic achievement and engages each individual child through an enriched foreign language curriculum. Our student academic performance continues to rank us among the top schools in the State.
It’s essential because charter schools are not funded at the same levels of public schools. Using audited fiscal year 2014 numbers from the Department of Education, TCGIS received $7,943 per student while Saint Paul Public Schools received $13,859 per student. This is a difference of approximately $6,000 per student. It doesn’t take the shortfall of $6000 per student in donations to achieve this. It takes much less from each family!