The Victory Center will admit students of any race, national and ethnic origin or religion and every student will have the same rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Center. The Victory Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin or religion in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other administered programs.
The Victory Center is committed to helping children with autism and related disabilities receive the most effective therapeutic intervention, thereby allowing each child to reach his or her full potential.
Our program of behavior modification therapy is conducted year round. The students spend all day in a one-to-one, two-to-one or three-to-one student-teacher ratio within a classroom setting, thereby combining the highly intensive, individualized program with frequent opportunities for facilitated social interaction.
The teachers are continuously monitored and trained on a regular basis by the Director of Education, Dr. Tara Loughrey. Such a labor-intensive program is expensive. The actual cost of this program is approximately $65,000 per year but continuous fundraising efforts and the generous response of the community, has allowed the Board of Directors to keep the tuition between $24,600 to $44,400 per year.
Although this is an enormous amount it is still a fraction of the cost for full time, lifelong care for a dependent adult with autism. It is our belief that intervention at a young age will reduce or even eliminate this cost to families and society.
In order to assist families in need, The Victory School has begun targeted fundraising for scholarship funds. At this time, full scholarships are not available. Partial tuition assistance may be granted to families who demonstrate need in an amount to be determined by the Scholarship Committee. Partial scholarships are not anticipated to exceed $16,000. Although this tuition assistance is not automatically recurring with each school year returning students will receive priority, depending upon the amount of available funds as well as the continued demonstration of financial need.
If you are interested in tuition assistance, please fill out the Application for Tuition Assistance form (see link below) and return them to the Educational Director at The Victory School. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If your child is currently enrolled in a Florida public school program, kindergarten or above, you may be eligible for private school vouchers under the McKay Opportunity Scholarship program. The Victory School is an approved private school for these vouchers that can significantly bridge the gap between the school tuition and the amount of assistance we are able to provide. Eligible families are required to take the steps necessary to obtain McKay voucher funds in order to be considered a candidate for additional tuition assistance. For information on this voucher program call 1-800-447-1636 or visit http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Information/McKay/