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posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:20 PM by Go Apaches   [ updated Jul 31, 2012, 1:21 AM ]

Greetings Arcadia High School Families and Teachers,

If you calculate the amount of time that our school takes in your student’s day, you would figure that about 60% of his/her day or life is spent here at Arcadia High. This is your student’s job and it is also his/her second “home” as it is yours, if you really think about it.

To that end, it would make sense that you would put money into your home environment for home improvements, maintenance, etc., especially if it is FREE money that is donated from another organization to make our students’ and your home life better. This is where SCRIP comes in. The Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF) has a vendor that basically asks businesses to donate a small percentage of our purchases toward our schools. In return for their donation, we become their clientele. That is what SCRIP is. We buy the gift card or certificate through SCRIP and it is like cash in our pockets. When we go to the store, we pay with the card/certificate. The store in return gives a percentage back to your school and, since 1981, it is one of the multitudes of ways that AEF has supported our schools.

In the past, AEF saved teachers’ positions, bought books, instruments, computer programs, technology, and athletic environments, and given grants to teachers. In these tough economic times, AEF has touched every aspect of all our students’ and teachers’ lives. But SCRIP can also help the different AUSD organizations that use SCRIP. It’s amazing what a few pennies from those who participate can add up to. If you shop for groceries, eat out, go to the movies, buy gas, purchase items from, read books, listen to music from iTunes, shop at Wal-Mart, do home improvements/remodeling, etc., you can help too! Here's how: 1) there is a SCRIP club, where they exchange and send you the cards of the markets you frequent monthly, 2) you can go to and sign up so that when you swipe your rewards card, they give a percentage to Arcadia High School, 3) you can use the SCRIP ORDER FORM and purchase SCRIP during Apache Days or, when school begins, drop off your order form to Terry/Stephanie at the Student Services Building and we will turn your order around in 48 hours, 4) we will be on campus (specific dates to be announced) in the lobby of the Student Services Building where you can order, pay, and pick up your SCRIP order all at the same time, or 5) you can email us at or when you get your order and check together and we will deliver your order to your door. We are committed to enriching our students’ lives here at AHS.