Help Us Send Our Scholars to DC, Costa Rica and Harvard UN.

At Galapagos Rockford Charter School, we believe that one of the key ways to ensure equitable opportunities in education is to actually provide programming that would compete with some of the most successful schools in the country.  This is the genesis of our innovative Project Passport program in which we send scholars to locations that they would not normally have the opportunity to visit.

In 2019, Galapagos Rockford Charter School will send our fifth class of 8th grade scholars to Washington, D.C. for three days in June.   Scholars will be immersed in the history and  culture of our great nation. For some of our scholars, who rarely travel out of their own neighborhood, this trip could be nothing short of a life-changing experience. 

Additionally, for the third year in a row, we will send a group of scholars to Costa Rica.  Our scholars will work with biologists while hiking into the rainforest.  Scholars will visit a Costa Rican school, sample Costa Rican food and immerse themselves in a unique country in which the military was abolished nearly seventy years ago and conservation is a key policy for all.

In 2019, we will send our second group of scholars to Harvard University for Model United Nations camp.  This program allows our scholars to assume ambassadorial roles to debate and negotiate topics ranging from nuclear proliferation to gender equality.

These amazing  educational opportunities, will not be available to our scholars without your assistance.  Please click here to donate 

Click Here to Support Project Passport


  Help Us Grow Our Playground


In the spring of 2017, Galapagos Rockford Charter School received support from KaBOOM! and the Dr Snapple Group to build a playground at our Lower Academy campus.  These two organizations donated $15,000 worth of equipment to Galapagos. Galapagos then raised another $30,000 from local foundations, businesses and individuals. With that support, Galapagos brought together a team of volunteers which included instructors, parents and community members. The result is a beautiful playground, that is enjoyed by children whenever the weather allows.

We would love to grow our playground by adding additional equipment in the summer.  If you would like help to continue to grow our playground please donate today.

Donate to Grow Our Playground

See the Video that Started it.


Did you know that you can support Galapagos Rockford through your holiday shopping?  If you purchase online, please sign up for AmazonSmile and choose Galapagos Rockford as your charity.  AmazonSmile is the Amazon website with one difference; Amazon donates a percentage of each sale to Galapagos Rockford.  The great thing is that it does not cost you a penny and you get to support the great programming at Galapagos!