Dear Phoenix Academy Friends,
The Phoenix Academy exists to help students who have fallen behind for various reasons in reading and math get back on track. We offer help and hope to students and their families often when they feel they have nowhere else to turn. Our mission is to educate and inspire students with learning differences to realize their full academic potential.
Phoenix Academy provides a different way to learn to read using an Orton-Gillingham reading program called Spalding in a nurturing environment with small class sizes. We are Nebraska Board of Education certified for K – 8th grade and we have been teaching struggling students since 1990. Most students spend one to two years at Phoenix Academy and the vast majority return to their previous schools reading at grade level, with increased self-confidence, self-esteem and improved social and organizational skills.
One of our biggest challenges is achieving and sustaining new levels of support. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 and our budget is fully supported by tuition, occasional grants and generous donors. We receive no monies from state, federal or religious institutions. We rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to keep our school running.
Our Board President, along with the Fundraising and Finance Committees oversee all fundraising events and activities including our Scholarship Luncheon. Our goal is to keep our tuition affordable and to offer scholarships to students who would otherwise not have the opportunity for this life-changing program. Our policy is to never turn down a child who needs us based on finances.
We invite you to donate to Phoenix Academy today so that we can continue to offer help and hope to struggling students and their families. If you have any questions or would like to visit the school or hear more about our program, please call me anytime.
With sincere gratitude and warm regards,
Phoenix Academy Executive Director