Education Foundation Mission
The Airport High School Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. AHSEF was established in May of 2000 to encourage and benefit the students and teachers of AHS through scholarships for deserving students and grants for teachers working to improve their skills. The Airport High School Education Foundation hosts an annual auction and gala benefiting Airport High School in West Columbia, South Carolina.
The Airport High School Education Foundation supports teachers and students from Airport High School. Airport High School opened in 1958 as a combination junior senior high school. The junior high school moved into its own facility after one year and the high school grew by adding one grade at a time until the first class graduated in 1964. At that time, the school was located in a semi rural area. Today it is in the midst of a developing commercial area near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
The Airport High School Education Foundation has given over $100,000 in student scholarships and teacher grants. Almost 100% of the money raised is given in scholarships and grants, as all administrative expenses are kept to a minimum.