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Mr. Merkle from Norfolk VA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Providing the Opportunity for Student Access to Computer Science.

Help me give my students a new paper cutter and a USB drive to use.

  • $467 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

LTHS serves 1,250 students in grades 9-12 and is ranked 279-323rd within Virginia. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at LTHS is 79%. The total minority enrollment is 88% (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 50%, and 56% of students are economically disadvantaged. We are 1 of 5 high schools in the Norfolk City Public Schools.

LTHSchool serves an economically disadvantaged community and is rated Accreditation Denied (fails to meet the requirements for full or partial accreditation for four consecutive years).

However, in 2018-2019, we saw a significant increase in SOL scores and under a new state-wide scoring system is likely to be Fully Accreditated.

My Project

LTHS is for the first time offering an AP Computer Science class. This will expand access to computer science and increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Most importantly will offer these students the opportunity to enroll in an AP Course and gain college credit. Flash drives are needed for these students.

Within our department, we are currently using a paper cutter which is far beyond its useful service life.

Not only does it lack basic safety features, but the blade is also dull making cutting paper significantly more difficult and time-consuming. Being able to cut paper goes a long way to conserve the limited amount of paper provided for each student.

Mr. Merkle
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOPSELL 5 Pack 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Memory Stick Thumb Drives (5 Mixed Colors: Black Blue Green Red Silver) • Amazon Business $33.94 6 $203.64
Premier 715 StackCut Heavy-Duty Trimmer, Green, Table Size 12-1/2" x 15", Permanent 1/2" Grid and Dual English and Metric Rulers • Amazon Business $157.77 1 $157.77

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