Cherokee prides itself in having an involved community. Your contributions of time, talent, and funds help us promote, enhance and maximize the academic, social and physical education of every Cherokee student.


There are many ways to support Cherokee...

  • Volunteering your time
  • Eating out on Spirit Nights (Restaurant nights)
  • Buying Spirit Gear
  • Sponsoring the APT directly
  • Shopping at certain local and national retailers
  • AZ Tax Credit Program

Please choose the methods that work for you – we appreciate your support!


Your Funds at Work

Did you know that 72%, $210,000.00 of our annual budget goes to specialists and aides?

Or that every teacher receives a $350 classroom reimbursement stipend?  


And in 2022, we gifted $75,000 to Cherokee Elementary for our exciting new shade structures - installation coming soon!



Readathon: $67,000
Spring Gala: $131,000
Winter gala: $15,000
Passive: $12,500

Student Expenses

5th grade end of year party
5th grade t-shirts new students
Orientation/Open House
Welcome back breakfast
Art Masterpiece supplies
Yearbooks-extra for 5th grade
Spirit Wear/State 48 shirts


School enhancements: $75,000
A+ application & expenses
Blue Ribbon application & expenses
Student Government staffing
Jingle jog supplies
Water Day supplies



Aides/Specialist Support - $210,000
Holiday gifts staff
State 48 shirts for all staff
Coffee Cart for staff 2-4x per year
Cookies staff
Specials teachers holiday gift
Staff lunches
Aides/Specialist supplies
Gifted endorsement reimbursement
Professional Development course reimbursement
Art teacher supplies
Band teacher supplies

Music teacher supplies
P.E. teacher supplies
Principal expense allocation
Staff classroom supply reimbursement


Chaparral Graduation project
Chaparral School Scholarship




Thanks for all you do to make our school great!