Charter School seeks sponsors for tech upgrade

12/25/2012 12:00 PM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Charter School student Andres Alvarado during a school presentation last December.

The Riverhead Charter School is seeking out local businesses interested in helping to sponsor a technology upgrade at the school.

The school’s principal and executive director, Raymond Ankrum, said this week that the school is looking to purchase 50 Google Chromebook computers, which cost $249 apiece.

“That’s a little bit over $12,000,” Mr. Ankrum said in an email Monday. “We want to solicit area businesses in hopes that they would sponsor a student or two.”

The school, which is located on Route 25 in Calverton, is utilizing the services of the online fundraising non-profit to raise the money needed to purchase the computers. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Mr. Ankrum at

“We want technology to help our students stay competitive with the more affluent school districts,” Mr. Ankrum said. “Think of all of the good that this can do for our students.”