UPDATE: On April 17, 2014, the Senate passed a bill for RH Conwell to re-open as a public school in September 2015.
Dear Friends of RH Conwell-
RH Conwell served the children of Worthington as a public school until 2010, when the school was closed by the Gateway Regional School District. Parents, friends, and community members came together to fight to keep their school open. The Gateway Regional School District closed Worthington’s school along with two other elementary schools in the District. Worthington banded together to try to work with the Gateway District to keep their school open and the only town to re-open as a private school when our school was closed by the Gateway Regional School District.
When the school re-opened it remained true to its roots as a community based school with unprecedented community and parent involvement and support. This involvement and support is inherent in the name that was chosen for the private school.
RH Conwell Community Education Center is an affordable and accessible private school where teachers shape curriculum according to the needs and interests of individual children; a school where the curriculum extends beyond the building walls to the woods and garden, the parent-made bike trail, the restaurant across the street, the library down the road, and to the farms and fields of our town. We are, at our core, a community school and have always been a community school.
On April 17, 2014 the Senate passed a bill that will enable RH Conwell to re-open as a public school for the 2015-2016 school year. However, our current funding sources will not be able to support us to the extent that they have for our last year as a private community school. Our community does not want to send its children away from town for one year. We need your help to raise $300,000 to keep the RH Conwell Community Center open for the 2014-2015 school year!
To ensure our ability to operate at full capacity next year we need your help now. Your donation will go directly to the school so we can remain open during this bridge year from private back to a public school.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help keep our civic and educational mission alive. We thank you all for your continued support! To make a donation, go to the Support/Donate tab above.