We are pleased to share information that will help our families in making choices with regard to the use of the vendor allotment we provide. Please refer to the list at the left to access a variety of information. (Families served through our offices in Sonora and the Bay Area will want to check with their respective sites regarding vendors and policies for their areas.) Check the list periodically as new vendors may be added.
In addition, starting with the 2019-2020 school year, families may use some or all of their vendor units towards the purchase of extra curriculum and materials beyond which HCS already provides. Please talk to your EC and read the information in the links at the left.
To utilize vendor services, parents are requested to contact the vendor directly to obtain scheduling, cost and registration information, indicating that they will be using HCS vendor funds to pay for participation. With the "Tracker" vendor only, parents need to contact Patti Angle in the Charter Office BEFORE registering for their services. Parents will be liable for any charges in excess of the allotted vendor funds. Review the vendor policy (link at left of page) for specific information. For further questions, please contact our Charter Office.
In addition to activities at local businesses, vendor funds are sometimes approved for Hickman Charter School events that have associated costs, such as Outdoor Education, our Angel Island Living History trip and the iFly indoor skydiving field trip.
Though not a "vendor", we have established a partnership with the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, whereby interested Hickman Charter School families can apply for grant funds to subsidize the cost of their offerings. Find details in our September 2017 newsletter.