Your PTSA membership fees support a range of programs that benefit the entire school.
SecurityPTSA pays for the security officers that you see on campus after school hours and on weekends. The presence of these officers during the many after school events at SOA, helps to ensure the safety of our families and students.
Senior ScholarshipsEach June, PTSA awards $5,500 in scholarships to the SOA Valedictorian and Salutatorian and to students who are continuing their art area study in college. Students must be PTSA members in order to eligible for these scholarships.
Teacher AppreciationPTSA and its volunteers provide meals and gifts to SOA faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. At other times of the year, PTSA provides meals during staff planning days.
Teacher/Program GrantsThroughout the year, PTSA issues small grants to help fund essential programs and classroom necessities. PTSA grants have funded safety glasses for the science classrooms, 8th grade dance supplies, an AP Art History trip and many more. Most recently PTSA furnished the health clinic with sturdy backpacks and a cooler bag so student medications can be safely transported on school trips. Please note that requestors must be PTSA members at the time of the request.
The PTSA Grant Application can be downloaded at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BGX4Tzb-L8m8pM75JEGI_y1k8FpI2GvuYimiahFWchA/edit?usp=sharing.