This is the official discussion thread for the cause Water’s Edge Village School. Its EIN is 27-5002997 and it's a public charity based in Corolla, NC. Research more info about the cause on GuideStar and Charity Navigator.
We provide local education to Corolla, instilling social & environmental responsibility while nurturing body & mind.
The Corolla Education Foundation supports the Water’s Edge Village School (WEVS); a geographically-based, public Charter school in Corolla, NC. Founded in 2012 using a one-room school house built in the 1890’s, WEVS has grown from an initial 12 students to 44 but, frustratingly, has 28 children on a waiting list. The waiting list is caused by a lack of adequate space in the village. The 28 students on the waiting list face a 2.5 hour bus ride to get to other public schools.
WEVS has brought a new vitality and sense of community to Corolla as it allows and encourages young families with children to move to the village. Lack of a school has long been a barrier to village growth. Further WEVS is an academically successful school ranking amongst the top schools in its county with students winning both local and national awards.
NOTE that as a public charter school, WEVS teachers’ salaries are paid by North Carolina and public law precludes the county from contributing any funds. Everything beyond salaries is the responsibility of the school; buildings, maintenance, desks, chairs, computers, etc
The capital campaign to build a new WEVS school started in April 2022. Support has been fantastic and demonstrates how residents and businesses are vested in the schools success; slightly over $1M has been raised to date. Our goal is $1.35M for the kind of school the village needs to posture it for the future.
We need just a bit more to wrap our children in the environment they need to succeed. Please donate to help our village thrive well into the future.