Charter School Enrollment Tops 3 Million Students

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.

Country Gardens Charter’s New Chemistry Lab


Country 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 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.

 

TEQlease Attends Ohio Charter School Conference

TEQlease Education Finance attended the Ohio Charter Schools Conference in Columbus, Ohio from December 7-8, 2016.  The conference included attendees from Charter Schools around the state of Ohio, as well as over 40 supporting Exhibitors in the exhibit hall.

TEQlease Education Finance had the opportunity to discuss lease financing with many schools throughout the duration of the conference.  Many were looking into purchasing equipment such as iPads, Chromebooks, furniture, playground equipment and much more.  TEQlease is able to get charter schools the equipment they need by helping them stretch their budget with monthly, quarterly, or annual lease payments over terms up to five years.

“The Conference was really remarkable.” said Erika Aguirre, Education Specialist with TEQlease.  “It was a great opportunity to meet some of the people who support and educate Ohio’s children.” Continue reading “TEQlease Attends Ohio Charter School Conference”

TEQlease to attend the OAPCS Ohio Charter School Conference

TEQlease Education Finance, a national leader in equipment financing for schools, will be attending the 10th Annual Ohio Charter School Conference sponsored by the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) on December 8, 2016.

Representing TEQlease will be Erika Aguirre, Education Finance Specialist for the state of Ohio, and Greg Hubach, Vice President of Operations.  TEQlease Capital has been providing equipment lease financing solutions to educational institutions for over a decade.  These solutions include financing for laptops, smartboards, IT infrastructure, school furniture and many more types of equipment.

For more information about the conference and to contact TEQlease, call us at 888-222-1006 or visit us at the Conference in Booth 620.

Trinity Basin Preparatory uses Lease Financing to Manage Growth

Trinity Basin Preparatory (TBP), a free, open-enrollment public charter school with campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth, has entered into three equipment lease transactions with TEQlease Education Finance (TEF).  The transactions include a variety of equipment, including school furniture from Staples Office Furniture, iPads from Apple, and smartboards from School Tech Supply.

Trinity Basin Preparatory continues to experience increased enrollment and now has 2,780 students in grades Pre-K – 8.  Bruce Fornatoro, TEF Account Executive, worked closely with Trinity Basin Preparatory to meet the prompt delivery requirements and manage the multi-vendor order process.

“The lease finance agreements provided by TEQlease allowed Trinity Basin Preparatory’s students to receive new equipment in classrooms while furnishing 17 new classrooms for the 2nd year of 15%+ growth,” said James Dworkin, TBP’s Chief Financial Officer. Continue reading “Trinity Basin Preparatory uses Lease Financing to Manage Growth”

TEQlease Discusses Equipment Leasing with Charter Schools at TCSACon 2016

Last week, TEQlease Education Finance attended the Texas Charter Schools Conference in Austin, Texas.  The conference, which began October 3rd and concluded October 5th, consisted of hundreds of attendees from Charter Schools around the state of Texas, as well as over 80 booths in the exhibit hall.

TEQlease Education Finance had the opportunity to discuss lease financing with many schools throughout the duration of the conference.  Many were looking into purchasing equipment such as iPads, Chromebooks, furniture, playground equipment and much more.  TEQlease is able to get charter schools the equipment they need by helping them stretch their budget with monthly, quarterly, or annual lease payments over terms up to five years.

Would you like a free lease quote?  Send us a copy of your equipment invoice from your vendor and we’ll get you lease options within a day! Continue reading “TEQlease Discusses Equipment Leasing with Charter Schools at TCSACon 2016”

TEQlease Provides Equitas Academy with Technology Equipment Lease

Equitas Academy Charter School, located in Los Angeles, California, has completed an equipment lease transaction with TEQlease Education Finance.   Equitas Academy leased Chromebooks and charging carts in order to upgrade and expand the school’s technological capabilities.

“TEQlease Capital did an amazing job of working with us during a very busy time of year,” said Jon Host, Chief Operating Officer at Equitas Academy.  “Their team helped us to finance our school’s technology-related capital expenditures during a period of slow growth, which really helped our cash-flow position.  Their team did a great job of communicating with us and following up in a timely fashion.”

“We are pleased we were able to provide Equitas Academy Charter School with new technology equipment,”   Said Mike Lockwood, President of TEQlease Capital.  Continue reading “TEQlease Provides Equitas Academy with Technology Equipment Lease”

TEQlease Education Finance Assists Champion Schools with Technology Equipment Acquisition

TEQlease Education Finance has completed their second equipment lease with Champion Schools.  Champion Schools, a K-8 charter school located in Phoenix, Arizona, leased new Chromebooks

and Lenovo computers to update the school’s technology.

“TEQlease is a terrific company,” said Carolyn Sawyer, Principal of Champion Schools.  “They have a thorough understanding of the equipment needs of schools, especially in the area of technology.  We found their staff to be highly informed and pleasant to work with.”

“With a new school year only about a month and a half away, we are helping more and more charter schools with equipment purchases, and not just technology,” said Mike Lockwood, President of TEQlease Education Finance. Continue reading “TEQlease Education Finance Assists Champion Schools with Technology Equipment Acquisition”