The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School has received a $100,000 donation from Robert Day through the W. M. Keck Foundation. The grant will help the school complete work on new science and tech labs. In April of 2014, the school received a major grant from Massachusetts Life Science Center for building the addition to the school. The plan is to open the classrooms in the fall of 2016.

The charter school provides a public school option for 180 students coming from all the Island towns. In September 2016 it will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Upgrading the science facilities accompanies the school’s work to align the curriculum with the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

“This generous grant from Robert Day as Chairman and CEO of the Keck Foundation could not have come at a better time,” said MVPCS director Robert Moore. “We began work on the addition to our schoolhouse last year and will be able to continue work through this summer. Our plan is to open the classrooms in September 2016. We are deeply grateful for this gift.”