Millville & Vineland Charter Schools: A Supportive Environment for Students

Millville Logo Vineland LogoVineland Public Charter School is a kindergarten through third grade school located in Vineland New Jersey. It’s sister school—Millville Public Charter School—is a kindergarten through seventh grade school located in Millville New Jersey.

According to Douglas McGarry, board member and CFO, ““We want to provide a nurturing, supportive, creative and actively engaging environment for students that facilitates the development of well-educated and responsible young adults with a lifelong love of learning. Having updated technology is part of our mission.”

To accomplish this, both schools, in need of technology equipment, entered into a three-year Chromebook lease with TEQlease Education Finance. CDW-G was selected by both schools to provide the equipment, which included new chrome books, laptops, charging carts, and other accessories.

“TEQlease Education Finance is designed to assist educational institutions that need capital to meet their goals. We are pleased to be able to assist Millville and Vineland Public Charter School in this technology acquisition” said Mike Lockwood, President of TEQlease Education Finance.

TEQlease Education Finance has a unique focus on providing financing solutions to educational institutions. Founded in 2000, the company is based in Calabasas, California.

Learn more about TEQlease Education Finance by visiting our web site here.

If you’d like to schedule a conversation with one of our education financing specialists, click here.

TEQlease Meets with Schools and Partners at CCSA 2017

CCSA 2017Last month, TEQlease Education Finance attended the California Charter Schools Conference in Sacramento, California.  CCSA proudly hosted 2603 attendees, 902 exhibitor representatives and 269 exhibiting companies.

TEQlease Education Finance had the opportunity to discuss lease financing with many schools throughout the duration of the conference.  Most were planning on purchasing equipment for the coming year such as Chromebooks, iPads, IT infrastructure equipment, school furniture and more.  TEQlease is often able to get schools more equipment by helping them stretch their budget with monthly, quarterly, or annual lease payments over terms up to five years.

We will be at CCSA 2018 too.  We hope to see you there.

For more information about TEQlease, visit our web site at www.TEQlease.com.  If you’d like to schedudle a call with one of our representatives, click here.

TEQlease Team Visits Westlake Charter School

Westlake Charter SchoolTEQlease at Westlake (3)  kindly hosted TEQlease Equipment Finance Specialists and staff Erika Aguirre, Jamell Dorton, Dana Andrada and Mike Lockwood on March 20, 2017 just before the CCSA conference.

John Eick, Executive Director, and Steve Korvink, Chief Business Officer, gave the TEQlease team a tour of the new school construction that will combine all Westlake Charter School K-8 students in one location this Fall.

The building, grounds and the collaborative thought process that will result in an incomparable educational facility are most impressive.  The facility’s collaborative design process sought input from teachers, staff members and Westlake’s community, and will ultimately result in a truly exceptional campus.

Westlake Charter School currently operates from two separate campuses, consisting entirely of portable classroom buildings. The new site is nestled into the North Natomas community and shares an adjacent city park for additional outdoor exploration and educational opportunities.

In addition to modern learning spaces, Westlake Charter School will feature a gymnasium, cafeteria/multi-purpose space and abundant technology to support the school’s commitment to a technology-rich environment. The new school is scheduled for completion in August 2017.

Chester’s Technology Refresh

Chester Community Charter School‘s motto is “Growing the Whole Child”.  As we all know, to do so requires desks, chairs and, in this case, a technology refresh.

To facilitate that refresh, Chester, located in Chester, Pennsylvania, recently entered into an equipment lease agreement with TEQlease Education Finance (TEF).   The purpose was to lease Smartboards and accessories provided by Visual Sound. TEF provided Chester Community Charter School with a comprehensive lease financing solution, customized specifically for the needs of the school.

Chester Logo“It was a pleasure working with Erika Aguirre, Brian Link and the rest of the TEF team. They were able to work closely with our technology vendor and make the lease financing process seamless” said Robert Olivo, Chief Financial Officer at Chester Community Charter School.

TEQlease Education Finance has provided lease financing solutions for equipment used by hundreds of charter schools. “This is another example of our commitment to providing solutions for charter schools so they can get needed equipment despite budget restraints,” said Mike Lockwood, President of TEQlease. “We have unparalleled expertise working with charter schools and we are proud of the positive results we can bring about”.

TEQlease Education Finance has a unique focus on providing solutions to educational institutions. Founded in 2000, the company is based in Calabasas, California. Learn more about TEQlease Education Finance by visiting our web site here. If you’d like to schedule a conversation with one of our education financing specialists, click here.

TEQlease to Attend the 2017 California Charter Schools Conference

2017 CCSATEQlease Education Finance, the national leader in equipment financing for schools, will be attending the 24th Annual California Charter School Conference sponsored by the California Charter Schools Association on March 20-23, 2017 in Sacramento, California.

Representing TEQlease Education Finance will be Erika Aguirre, Cory Huling, Dana Andrada, Jamell Dorton, Erin Rauch, Mike Lockwood and Greg Hubach.  TEQlease Education Finance has been providing equipment lease financing solutions to educational institutions for over a decade.  These solutions include financing for laptops, chromebooks, smartboards, IT infrastructure, school furniture, security equipment, buses, modular buildings and many more types of equipment.

Please call your TEQlease Education Finance EDU Finance Specialist to set an appointment. For more information about the conference and to contact TEQlease, call us at 844-222-1006 or visit us at the Conference in Booth 530.

Charter School Enrollment Tops 3 Million Students

Charter enrollment
According to an article published by Education Week (here), estimates of the total number of students enrolled in charter schools has surpassed 3 million.

More than 6,900 schools support the education of around 3.1 million students.  This means charter enrollment has nearly tripled in the last 10 years.

Even with this significant growth, it only represents a small fraction (around 5%) of the overall K-12 public school enrollment nationwide.

TEQlease attends Job Fair

CLU Job FairTEQlease was proud to have participated in California Lutheran University’s Career & Intern Expo on March 7, 2017. This event gave members of the Cal Lutheran community an opportunity to meet with a wide range of employers.

TEQlease had the opportunity to meet with college students, recent graduates, and business professionals looking to gain experience as an employee for a well-established company.

TEQlease was represented by account executives and Cal Lu alumni Erika Aguirre and Jamell Dorton. They met with several prospects and discussed the job responsibilities of an entry level as well as the many opportunities for career growth within the company.

Country Gardens Charter’s New Chemistry Lab


Chem LabCountry Gardens Charter School
, located in Laveen, Arizona, prides itself on “Cultivating Young Minds For The Future”.   Its Zoo Lab Program has been such a success that it wanted to add a chemistry lab for its students.  To help accomplish that, it chose to partner with TEQlease Education Finance to help with budget considerations.  TEQlease helped them take that investment and spread it across several budget periods.

“TEQlease is a good company to work with,” said Goldie Burge, Superintendent of Country Gardens Charter School.  “Jamell Dorton and the rest of the TEF team are very knowledgeable. They were able to help us acquire the chemistry lab equipment in a timely manner, and they kept us informed every step of the way. “

“We are excited that TEQlease Education Finance was able to assist Country Gardens Charter School in acquiring the chemistry lab equipment,” said Mike Lockwood, President of TEQlease Capital. “This lease is the first of two leases the school asked us to work on.  We again aim to provide customized solutions for charter schools so they can acquire the equipment that is essential to educating students.”

TEQlease Education Finance has a unique focus on providing solutions to educational institutions. Founded in 2000, the company is based in Calabasas, California. Learn more about TEQlease Education Finance by visiting our web site here.  If you’d like to schedule a conversation with one of our education financing specialists, click here.

TEQlease provides financing for Tangi Academy

Tangi AcademyTangi Academy, located in Hammond, Louisiana, has entered into an equipment lease transaction with TEQlease Education Finance. Tangi Academy leased chromebooks under a 36 month equipment lease.

“TEQlease did a wonderful job of working with us on this project,” said Jeff Stilwell, Board Treasurer of Tangi Academy. “Jamell Dorton and the rest of the TEF team helped us to finance chromebooks for our school, which helped preserve our cash flow tremendously. The TEF team did exceptionally well communicating to us throughout the entire process.”

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TEQlease Provides Charter School Financing to Utah Military Academy Charter School

A Charter School called Utah Military Academy Charter School, located in Riverdale, UT, has completed an equipment lease transaction with TEQlease Education Finance.  The school needed to upgrade and expand its technology capabilities by leasing Chromebooks and charging carts.

Utah Military Academy Staff“TEQlease did an amazing job of working with us,” said Matt Throckmorton, Executive Director at the school.  “In mid-year, we decided to roll out a new math program called Self-Paced Mastery.  In order to meet our goals, we needed to get access to the Chromebooks and charging carts very, very quickly.  The team at TEQlease helped us to finance our school’s technology-related capital very quickly and efficiently.  Without their help, it wouldn’t have happened.”

“We are pleased we were able to provide Utah Military Academy Charter School with new technology equipment,”   Said Mike Lockwood, President of TEQlease Capital.  “TEQlease Education Finance thoroughly understands the importance to schools of up-to-date technology.”

TEQlease Education Finance has a unique focus on providing solutions to educational institutions. Founded in 2000, the company is based in Calabasas, California. Learn more about TEQlease Education Finance by visiting our web site here.  If you’d like to schedule a conversation with one of our education financing specialists, click here.