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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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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
11
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
30
Retention Rate:
100%

Audra Chapleski, CoFounder
Start Date: 2013

Mrs. Chapleski is a licensed Colorado teacher with an endorsement in secondary science and early childhood education. She was selected to be a NASA/Space Foundation Teacher Liaison in 2008. After teaching in the classroom for 14 years, she began her career in School Administration in 2013. Following her Assistant Principalship, at Colorado Preparatory Academy, she decided it was best to pursue her principal License with the Colorado Department of Education.

Audra Chapleski, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2014

Mrs. Chapleski is a licensed Colorado teacher with an endorsement in secondary science and early childhood education. She was selected to be a NASA/Space Foundation Teacher Liaison in 2008. After teaching in the classroom for 14 years, she began her career in School Administration in 2013. Following her Assistant Principalship, at Colorado Preparatory Academy, she decided it was best to pursue her principal License with the Colorado Department of Education.

Boards

Board Type:
Advisory
Meetings per Year:
6
Term Length:
1
Term Limit:
3
Total # of Board Members:
7
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
6
Male:
1
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
7
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

90%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Education

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