Community Partnerships

 Jack Blanchard    
     Jack BlanchardDirector
     Dot Payne, Administrative Assistant  
     Anne Vreeland, Business Supervisor
     Phone480-892-9089 / Fax480-892-8775   

Community Partnerships is pleased to offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of students in Gilbert Public Schools. Our mission is to help children reach their personal best in mind, body, and spirit. 

           Adult Learning Programs
           Angela Philpot
           Adult Learning Program Supervisor
Facilities Rentals - Follow the link for rental opportunities and locations
Adam Crang
Facilities Rental Coordinator
480-892-9089, ext. 572
VIK Club & VIK Summer Camp
Kristin Stoltzmann
VIK Club, VIK Summer Camp & The Zone Program Supervisor
Kindergarten through 6th Grade
A before and after school program
Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year will begin in mid June 2017
GPS Enrichment 
Nathan Paquet
GPS Enrichment Program Supervisor
Providing after school enrichment opportunities for GPS students.
Behind the Wheel 
Community Partnerships is happy to be partnering with GPS Driver's Education to offer students the Behind the Wheel (BTW) test for the AZ State Driver license. 
Kindercamp & Kindercamp Summer
Eric Dachtyl 
Kindercamp Program Supervisor 
Full day program for 3, 4 and 5 year olds as a stepping stone for kindergarten
Kindergarten Prep (Now located in Academic Services)
A half-day nurturing, child-centered Pre-K program created especially for 4-year olds as a stepping stone to kindergarten.  Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is now being accepted. Go to "Parent Zone", Preschool & Early Childhood Programs, then Pre-K/Kindergarten Prep.

Parent University
Learning opportunities for families to increase engagement in their children's educational process and empower parents to raise children who are successful in school, college and career.
Summer School
K-12 Summer School designed to meet unique academic needs of a diverse student population.  Provides a meaningful, relevant, and enriching summer learning experience.
Summer program for Tweens & Teens
Taxpayers filing in Arizona have the unique opportunity to redirect a portion of state tax dollars they already pay, to public education. The credit allows an Arizona taxpayer to contribute $200 per individual tax return or $400 per joint tax return to a school’s extra curricular program.
How to contribute:

Contributions are to the school of your choice.  Gilbert Public Schools has many extracurricular activities or programs that can benefit from these funds!  Extracurricular activity means any optionalnoncredit activity that supplements the education program of the school.  Activities such as field trips, after-school enrichment programs, character education, clubs, athletics, visual & performing arts, and in-state or out-of-state trips solely for competitive events can be funded with tax credit money. Senior trips or events that are recreational, amusement, or tourist activities CANNOT be funded with tax credit money.
More information regarding the state tax credit can be found at
Presently, there is one option to submit your tax credit:
  1. You can download the Elementary Tax Credit Donation 2016 Form or the Secondary Tax Credit Donation 2016 Form form and mail it or bring it to Gilbert Public Schools Community Partnerships Office, 6839 E. Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212.

 When the new Online Tax Credit Contribution is ready and available, a second option will be offered:

  1. You can process your contribution on-line. Tax credit contributions must be postmarked, or electronically submitted by April 15th of each year in order to be applicable for the prior tax year. This gives the tax payer about 3 and half more months to make the contribution as opposed to the previous December 31st deadline. A tax credit receipt will be mailed to you.
Please consider making your tax credit contribution to a Gilbert Public School!

Tax Statements for childcare paid to Community Education are available by logging into your family account at . Click on STATEMENT to enter a date range. To view past years, click on VIEW YEAR, select year you need and click VIEW. You can then print the DETAIL YEAR END which will include all payments made for the year selected.

The Gilbert Unified School District’s Tax ID Number is 86-6000530 which is listed on the statement.

Community Partnerships Office
6839 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
Phone: 480-892-9089
FAX: 480-892-8775
Office hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Closed on all school holidays.
Closed Fridays in June and July

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