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Polaris Charter Academy

Organization summary

Type of Nonprofit

Designated as a Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Category: Educational Institutions and Related Activities / Primary, Elementary Schools (NTEE)

Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

Details

According to its June 2023 tax filing, this nonprofit:

Operated a school
Organization is a school. Details are reported on Schedule E.

Summary charts: organization finances over time

Revenue
$5.85M (2023)

Expenses
$6.42M (2023)

Total Assets
$3.01M (2023)

Total Liabilities
$102k (2023)

Source: Form 990 tax filings from 2011 to 2023

Tax Filings and Audits by Year

Form 990 is an information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly with the IRS. Nonprofit Explorer has IRS digitized Form 990 data for filings processed in 2012 and later. If this organization filed an amended return, it may not be reflected below. Duplicate download links may indicate a resubmission or amendment to this organization's original return. Form 990 data is from the IRS.

Audits are required to be submitted by nonprofit organizations that spend $750,000 or more in federal grant money in a fiscal year. "Single audits" look at the entire organization's finances and compliance, while other audits are program specific. Nonprofit Explorer has PDFs of audits for some nonprofits for fiscal year 2015 and later. Audit data is from the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.

Fiscal Year Ending June
2023

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$5,853,495
Expenses
$6,416,575
Net Income
-$563,080
Net Assets
$2,909,855
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $5,648,202
96.5%
Program Services $190,831
3.3%
Investment Income $12,515
0.2%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$16,982
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $14,944
0.3%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $245,617
3.8%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $3,719,255
58.0%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $3,012,188
Total Liabilities $102,333
Net Assets $2,909,855
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $201,180 $0 $45,669
Lissette Sanchez (Director Of Finance & Operations) $117,668 $0 $23,963
Tammy Vance (Director Of Community Engagement) $114,391 $0 $26,617
John Lydon (Director Of Academics) $107,596 $0 $24,533
Francesca Verdecchia (Director Of Culture & Character) $106,099 $0 $31,231
Molly Brady (Teacher) $102,756 $0 $23,571
Tina Yarovsky (Board Chair) $0 $0 $0
Michael Davison (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Lacey Mizell (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Samuel Bottom (Member) $0 $0 $0
Bennett Brenton (Member) $0 $0 $0
Christopher Haworth (Member) $0 $0 $0
Lauren Levine (Member) $0 $0 $0
Ian Roche (Member) $0 $0 $0
Derik Ohanian (Member) $0 $0 $0
Roel Mason Vivit (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2022

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$6,074,897
Expenses
$5,908,060
Net Income
$166,837
Net Assets
$3,472,935
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $5,830,110
96.0%
Program Services $245,188
4.0%
Investment Income $302
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$20,662
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $19,959
0.3%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $243,684
4.1%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $3,383,547
57.3%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $3,753,040
Total Liabilities $280,105
Net Assets $3,472,935
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $187,983 $0 $41,788
Francesca Verdecchia (Director Of Culture & Character) $105,443 $0 $28,331
Tammy Vance (Director Of Community Engagement) $101,774 $0 $23,033
Tina Yarovsky (Board Chair) $0 $0 $0
Michael Davison (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Lacey Mizell (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Samuel Bottom (Member) $0 $0 $0
Bennett Brenton (Member) $0 $0 $0
Christopher Haworth (Member) $0 $0 $0
Lauren Levine (Member) $0 $0 $0
Ian Roche (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2021

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$6,296,349
Expenses
$5,473,490
Net Income
$822,859
Net Assets
$3,306,098
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $5,754,973
91.4%
Program Services $525,373
8.3%
Investment Income $761
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $15,242
0.2%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $202,458
3.7%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $3,121,237
57.0%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $3,374,393
Total Liabilities $68,295
Net Assets $3,306,098
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $175,793 $0 $15,489
Tina Yarovsky (Board Chair) $0 $0 $0
Ian Roche (Vice Chair) $0 $0 $0
Michael Davison (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Melanie Domer (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Samuel Bottum (Member) $0 $0 $0
Bennett Brenton (Member) $0 $0 $0
Christoper Haworth (Member) $0 $0 $0
Lacey Mizell (Member) $0 $0 $0
Keith Muhammad (Member) $0 $0 $0
Rebecca Shapiro (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2020

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$5,467,349
Expenses
$5,394,740
Net Income
$72,609
Net Assets
$2,483,239
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $5,083,562
93.0%
Program Services $330,349
6.0%
Investment Income $1,291
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $52,147
1.0%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $195,952
3.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $3,219,885
59.7%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $3,397,758
Total Liabilities $914,519
Net Assets $2,483,239
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $179,332 $0 $17,252
Tina Yarovsky (Board Chair) $0 $0 $0
Ian Roche (Vice Chair) $0 $0 $0
Michael Davison (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Melanie Domer (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Samuel Bottum (Member) $0 $0 $0
Bennett Brenton (Member) $0 $0 $0
Rebecca Shapiro (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2019

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$5,361,152
Expenses
$5,127,693
Net Income
$233,459
Net Assets
$2,410,630
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $5,144,591
96.0%
Program Services $228,154
4.3%
Investment Income $813
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$15,193
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $2,787
0.1%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $195,513
3.8%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $3,078,886
60.0%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $2,476,470
Total Liabilities $65,840
Net Assets $2,410,630
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $166,563 $0 $22,006
Melanie Domer (Board Chair) $0 $0 $0
Tina Yarovsky (Vice Chair) $0 $0 $0
Michael Davison (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Mary Hicks (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Samuel Bottum (Member) $0 $0 $0
Bennett Brenton (Member) $0 $0 $0
Ian Roche (Member) $0 $0 $0
Rebecca Shapiro (Member) $0 $0 $0
Lauren Wein Feldman (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2018

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$5,197,732
Expenses
$4,902,353
Net Income
$295,379
Net Assets
$2,177,171
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $4,963,157
95.5%
Program Services $236,621
4.6%
Investment Income $831
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$8,830
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $5,953
0.1%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $171,064
3.5%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $2,803,123
57.2%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $2,217,539
Total Liabilities $40,368
Net Assets $2,177,171
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $136,229 $0 $9,179
Arun Bhatia (Board Chair) $0 $0 $0
Samuel Bottum (Vice Chair) $0 $0 $0
Michael Davis (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Tina Yarovsky (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Bennett Brenton (Member) $0 $0 $0
Melanie Domer (Member) $0 $0 $0
Daniel Epstein (Member) $0 $0 $0
Claire Henderson (Member) $0 $0 $0
Mary Hicks (Member) $0 $0 $0
Lauren Wein (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2017

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,975,595
Expenses
$4,784,136
Net Income
$191,459
Net Assets
$1,881,792
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $4,706,771
94.6%
Program Services $252,753
5.1%
Investment Income $461
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$8,036
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $23,646
0.5%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $181,888
3.8%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $2,816,398
58.9%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $1,928,061
Total Liabilities $46,269
Net Assets $1,881,792
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $134,769 $0 $34,186
Roel Vivit (Director Of Academics) $104,027 $0 $21,002
Cj Holmes (Director Of Ops & Finance Term) $49,216 $0 $4,298
Arun Bhatia (Board Chair) $0 $0 $0
Joel Pomerenk (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Tina Yarovsky (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Ben Brenton (Member) $0 $0 $0
Samuel Bottum (Member) $0 $0 $0
Melanie Domer (Member) $0 $0 $0
Daniel Epstein (Member) $0 $0 $0
Mary Hicks (Member) $0 $0 $0
Nancy Kurby (Member) $0 $0 $0
Lauren Wein (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2016

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,839,239
Expenses
$4,857,936
Net Income
-$18,697
Net Assets
$1,690,333
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $4,579,843
94.6%
Program Services $273,759
5.7%
Investment Income $587
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$16,986
Sales of Assets -$6,560
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $8,596
0.2%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $251,074
5.2%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $2,749,575
56.6%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $1,752,170
Total Liabilities $61,837
Net Assets $1,690,333
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $133,679 $0 $16,376
Roel Vivit (Director Of Academics) $103,024 $0 $8,602
Cj Holmes (Director Of Ops & Finance) $80,972 $0 $7,359
Joel Pomerenk (Board Chair/Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Arun Bhatia (Vice Chair) $0 $0 $0
Tina Yarovsky (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Samuel Bottum (Member) $0 $0 $0
Daniel Epstein (Member) $0 $0 $0
Mary Hicks (Member) $0 $0 $0
Kameron Matthews (Member) $0 $0 $0
Lauren Wein (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2015

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,752,133
Expenses
$4,678,332
Net Income
$73,801
Net Assets
$1,709,030
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $4,493,019
94.5%
Program Services $243,095
5.1%
Investment Income $887
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$8,383
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $23,515
0.5%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $217,353
4.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $2,758,006
59.0%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $1,732,971
Total Liabilities $23,941
Net Assets $1,709,030
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $131,514 $0 $8,730
Roel Vivit (Director Of Academics) $100,373 $0 $11,828
Carol Clavadetscher (Director Of Ops & Finance Term) $59,063 $0 $2,363
Joel Pomerenk (Board Chair/Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Arun Bhatia (Vice Chair) $0 $0 $0
Kameron Matthews (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Uday Khedkar (Board Chair/Secretary Term) $0 $0 $0
Michaeh Johnson (Member Term) $0 $0 $0
Travis Swoope (Member Term) $0 $0 $0
Sarah Walker (Member Term) $0 $0 $0
Cj Holmes (Director Of Ops & Finance) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2014

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,790,895
Expenses
$4,202,034
Net Income
$588,861
Net Assets
$1,635,229
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $4,486,065
93.6%
Program Services $275,707
5.8%
Investment Income $1,941
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$8,231
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $35,413
0.7%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $217,834
5.2%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $2,476,568
58.9%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $1,683,153
Total Liabilities $47,924
Net Assets $1,635,229
Other
Operated a school
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Michelle Navarre (Head Of School/Member) $124,531 $0 $15,586
Carol Clavadetscher (Dir Of Operations & Finance) $67,500 $0 $2,760
Uday Khedkar (Board President) $0 $0 $0
Darren Snyder (Treasurer Term) $0 $0 $0
Sarah Walker (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Susan Ansai (Member Term) $0 $0 $0
Greg Borkowski (Member Term) $0 $0 $0
Keecia Broy (Member Term) $0 $0 $0
Kameron Matthews (Member) $0 $0 $0
Michaeh Johnson (Member) $0 $0 $0
Travis Swoope (Member) $0 $0 $0
Joel Pomerenk (Member) $0 $0 $0
Arun Bhatia (Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2013

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$3,769,123
Expenses
$3,558,536
Net Income
$210,587
Net Assets
$1,046,368
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $3,430,630
91.0%
Program Services $331,793
8.8%
Investment Income $1,648
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$9,369
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $14,421
0.4%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $205,659
5.8%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $2,027,526
57.0%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $1,099,428
Total Liabilities $53,060
Net Assets $1,046,368

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2012

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$3,081,249
Expenses
$3,135,181
Net Income
-$53,932
Net Assets
$835,781
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $2,795,129
90.7%
Program Services $298,198
9.7%
Investment Income $1,658
0.1%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$33,552
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $19,816
0.6%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $210,706
6.7%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $1,656,106
52.8%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $839,588
Total Liabilities $3,807
Net Assets $835,781

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2011

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$2,584,088
Expenses
$2,532,306
Net Income
$51,782
Net Assets
$889,713
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $2,534,360
98.1%
Program Services $39,935
1.5%
Investment Income $1,825
0.1%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $7,968
0.3%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $194,565
7.7%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $1,345,579
53.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $901,845
Total Liabilities $12,132
Net Assets $889,713

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2010

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2009

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2008

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2007

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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