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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!

 

Walmart Foundation

On May 9, 2018, Victory Ridge Academy was awarded funding from the Walmart Foundation. Funding received from Walmart will go towards Victory Ridge Academy’s Summer Camp Program.

The purpose of Victory Ridge’s Summer Camp is to provide students with educational, therapeutic, and recreational activities throughout the month of June. Over the summer students lose important information obtained over the course of the school year. This information is difficult for all students to regain once the new school year has begun, but is especially difficult for our students with special needs. Through Victory Ridge Academy’s proposed Summer Camp program, daily rigorous educational and therapeutic activities will further enhance these children’s preparedness to resume their studies for the 2018-2019 school year.

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

 

Mountain Lake Community Service

On March 19, 2018, Victory Ridge Academy was awarded funding from Mountain Lake Community Service, Inc. Funding received from MLCS will go toward purchasing (1) Tobi Dynavox I-15+. The Tobi Dynavox I-15+ is an eye-controlled speech generating device specifically catered to individuals with Cerebral Palsy, Rett, or ALS who depend solely on augmentative and alternative communication.

Additionally, funding will be used to purchase Two-Way Radios for our staff to use across campus to communicate daily procedures, medication schedules; and in case of emergencies.

Both staff and students Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank Mountain Lake Community Service, Inc. for their generous donation and continued support of our school.

 

McGuire Kia & McGuire Chevrolet

On December 21, 2017, Victory Ridge Academy (VRA) was awarded the McGuire Difference Award from McGuire Kia and McGuire Chevrolet. All funding received will go towards VRA’s School Café and upcoming Farm-to-Table Food Truck. Participants in this program will learn food prep, hospitality, workforce, and independent life skills. Furthermore, this unique project will help facilitate proper etiquette and day-to-day routines as students will learn to prepare healthy foods.

Additionally, funding will go towards purchasing a Dynamic Stander for our students with physical disabilities. This state-of-the-art piece of therapeutic equipment will help students achieve their therapy and standing goals; while also providing support to students’ breathing, circulation, and digestion.

Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank McGuire Kia and McGuire Chevrolet for their generous donation and support!

 

Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation

Victory Ridge Academy was awarded funding from the 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.

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!

 

Duke Energy through Polk Education Foundation

On October 16, 2017, Victory Ridge Academy was awarded funding from Duke Energy through the Polk Education Foundation. All funding received will go towards purchasing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) materials and equipment for our school’s Science Builders Club, which will serve our students with special needs in 2nd-12th grade.

Staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank both Duke Energy and the Polk Education Foundation for their generous donation and continued support over the years!

 

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.

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