About Adopt-A-School

  • What is Adopt-A-School?

    The Denton Adopt-A-School program is designed to bring business and education together. Through Adopt-A-School, you can enrich the school curriculum or help create new programs. You can recognize students and thank teachers. You can make a difference in the quality of education for Denton's children.
    Your involvement is only limited by your imagination. Among other activities, you might:
    • be a "pen pal" to one or more students
    • help with science, math or history fairs
    • talk to students about your own career
    • sponsor after-school projects, field trips, or contests
    • recognize outstanding students or staff
    • donate equipment or supplies
    • be a student's mentor

    Who Benefits from Adopt-A-School?

    • learn about the business world through first-hand experience with professionals
    • become aware of career options and the skills required
    • feel like they are part of the larger community
    • benefit from many varied external resources
    • gain on-site knowledge about our public school system
    • contribute personally to the quality of education in Denton
    • are recognized in Adopt-A-School literature, in our newsletter inserted in the Denton Chamber Action, through "Certificates of Adoption," and through our annual Appreciation Luncheon
    • take pride in their company's involvement
    • enjoy the opportunity to get involved themselves

    What Is Your Commitment?

    We want to be sure you adopt a school whose needs match what you have to offer. You will be asked to complete an "Adopter Survey." You may request a school, or you will be matched with a school based on your resources and its needs.

    When you are matched with a school, you should assign a contact person from your business to interact with the school. Your Adopt-A-School coordinator will initiate and develop your company's involvement. The school will also assign a contact person to work with you.

    Your Adopt-A-School partnership is a voluntary year-long commitment. It can be renewed annually. You may sponsor an entire school, or you may help a particular program or department.

    How Do You Join?

    To receive an Adopt-A-School packet and Adopter Survey, call Sharon Cox at (940) 369-0006.