|First Fun Friday of the Year!|
As the Labor Day weekend marks the arrival of the new school year, I would like to take this moment to thank our COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS! We can’t thank you enough, and I’d love to share with you what your financial support has made possible for our school!
This past academic year, our enrollment nearly doubled from our original 18 students to a year-end total of 32 enrolled students! We expanded our programs to include VPK students on the spectrum as well as our new high school – a class of 9th graders who have all now been promoted to 10th grade, with 100% student retention rate! This year’s biggest news is that we are applying for our high school accreditation! That means our students will graduate high school with the same SACS accreditation as a public high school, eligible for any college in the country! Moreover, all of our high school students are BRIGHT FUTURE’S eligible so that most or all of their college is paid for by the State of Florida.
This Fall, we continue many of our school’s annual traditions. We will have our Second Annual Science Fair, and we are intending to expand our competition to Volusia County for the first time. Also, students will once again perform in our annual Christmas Extravaganza! Students dance, sing, tell jokes and spread holiday cheer in this one-of-a-kind talent show that our families love! Of course, what would International Autism Awareness month be without our annual Chasin’the Blues fundraiser, held each April at Daytona’s legendary Bank & Blues Club? We are planning a repeat performance of our sold-out concert for celebrated blues pianist Victor Wainright. Never before have we packed the house, with over 200 blues fans from all over the State of Florida! Nor have we ever made more money at a single charitable event!
Now, more than ever, we need your financial support to help our students continue to have access our programs where diplomas and college can become a reality. We’ve got big plans for our students, and by partnering with you, we can make sure these kids become productive, contributing members of this community!Thank you once again for your support and please know we welcome your involvement in any capacity! By partnering with organizations like yours, we can shape our community’s future by changing the future for our students!
Please don’t hesitate to call or come by!