Vertical Skills Academy

Vertical Skills Academy, is a specialized school serving students in grades 1-8 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. Our unique program helps bridge literacy gaps, foster academic, social and emotional growth for students and families. Giving to VSA supports a scholarship fund as well as a capital fund allowing us to 'reach and teach' students who otherwise would not be able to afford tuition.

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Scholarship Fund




Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Disabled, General or Disability unspecified
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
Single Parents


The Scholarship Fund allows deserving families an opportunity for their struggling, dyslexic child to receive an appropriate education. In addition to scholarships, the fund will supplement our generous tuition assistance program to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the actual cost of a VSA education.


Evidence of Program's Success

$98,000 has been gifted to date.

"My son was disappearing right before my eyes. His smile was gone, his zest for life was gone and he was only in 3rd grade. Everyone at VSA took us in and gave us hope and a place for him to blossom." - Parent

Tuition costs are the number one reason families don't choose VSA. - Founder

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