Grants

Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank all of our partners and donors throughout the years for helping to improve the lives of our Polk County students!

Mountain Lake Community Service, Inc:

On March 24, 2020, Victory Ridge Academy (VRA) was awarded funding from Mountain Lake Community Service, Inc. Funding received from Mountain Lake will go towards purchasing two Rifton Activity Chairs  for VRA’s Physical Therapy Department.

The Rifton Activity Chair accommodates most individuals with special needs with its wide variety of features and accessory options. It is a positioning chair intended for classroom and home use enabling its users to learn functional sitting skills while actively participating in activities, tasks, and routines. Providing the right amount of support, freedom and comfort is key to almost all of the day’s activities, including eating, playing, doing homework and therapy applications. The Rifton Activity Chair provides the necessary sensory input that students require to participate fully in their learning environment, while enabling students to remain calm and focused for table-top activities.

Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank Mountain Lake Community Service, Inc. for their generous donation and continued support over the years!

Walmart Community Grants:
On November 25, 2019 Victory Ridge Academy was awarded $1,000 from Walmart Community Grants. All funding received from Walmart will go toward VRA’s Therapeutic Behavior Management System, which utilizes a positive approach and aids in providing clear expectations and consistent consequences that help students to become more productive in their learning environment.

Victory Ridge Academy recognizes the importance of establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for all children to achieve both social and academic success. Through this program our mission is to provide a high level of quality student behavioral support so that educators and therapists will be able to maintain effective classroom environments with minimal distractions.

Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank Walmart #6071 for their generous donation and continued support over the years.

Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation:
On October 14, 2019 Victory Ridge Academy was awarded a $4,000 grant from Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation. All funding received from the Foundation will go toward VRA’s School Wide Behavior Management System, which utilizes a positive approach and aids in providing clear expectations and consistent consequences that help students to become more productive in their learning environment.

Victory Ridge Academy recognizes the importance of establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for all children to achieve both social and academic success. Through this program our mission is to provide a high level of quality student behavioral support so that educators will be able to maintain effective classroom environments with minimal distractions.

Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank the Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation for their generous donation and continued support over the years.

GiveWell Community Foundation:
On April 25, 2019 Victory Ridge Academy was awarded funding from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation. Funding received will go towards Victory Ridge Academy’s Speech-Language Therapy Program for Nonverbal Students.

The purpose of Victory Ridge Academy’s Speech-Language Therapy Program for Nonverbal Students is to provide this population with access to state-of-the-art nonverbal applications that will allow students the opportunity to communicate with their families, teachers and peers. Currently, we serve 260 students and among those students, 39% are nonverbal. No matter what their diagnosis may be; whether it be Autism, developmental or communication delay; all students will be able to benefit from the interaction and inclusion these applications will provide them through daily use.

Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank the George W. Jenkins Fund and the GiveWell Community Foundation for their generous donation and continued support over the years.

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Victory Ridge Academy is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charter school that exclusively serves children with special needs. Victory Ridge Academy is based on the belief of the administration, staff and Board of Trustees that early intervention is crucial to helping children and young adults with special needs to cultivate healthy lifestyles and grow into well-adjusted persons. It is our belief that students need a safe, positive and nurturing learning environment to develop communication skills, social skills, academic and technical skills in order to build their self-confidence and become productive members of society.