Why your giving matters


Make a difference 

Families come to us from all over the country all wanting the same thing: to simply give their child an education they deserve and the opportunity to succeed. For our students, getting the right education can make all the difference. Our students thrive in our intentionally small classrooms, with outstanding, trained educators who can give personal, diagnostic and prescriptive instruction to individuals and in an environment where students can fully be themselves. However, affording that life-changing education can sometimes be just outside of reach for some families. This is where your giving can make all the difference. 

I owe the world to Fortune Academy. Without attending, I don’t know where I would be today, but I certainly would not be anywhere near as successful in my career and would not be as self-sufficient as I am now.
— Alex Weaver, Fortune Academy Alumn

Donations are imperative to student success.  Most students attending Fortune Academy come to us one to three years behind in one or more subject areas.  These students need not only a safe and nurturing environment but one that is also set up to strategically teach them in a way that makes sense to them. A different approach. As a not-for-profit private school, we do not qualify for Federal or State funding. We must rely on tuition fees, donations, and grant funding to operate our school so these students get what they need to become successful learners.

If one learns differently – it makes sense they should be taught differently. One in every five people are dyslexic, 1 in 30 have ADD/ADHD and statistically over 40% of kids receiving special education services in public schools across the country qualify under a language based learning difference. By supporting Fortune Academy you support the approach and structure these students need to thrive.  Simply remediating them in the same failed methods does not work.

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Help our students get the education they deserve

Fortune  sets aside 15% of the annual budget funds for tuition assistance. 

Fortune  sets aside 15% of the annual budget funds for tuition assistance. 


Donations are required annually to close the gap between tuition fees and the actual cost of educating each student. Fortune is the only AOGPE school in Indiana dedicated specifically to students with learning differences and the only school in Indiana with the National and International credentials from the AOGPE - Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. Fortune is also accredited by ISACS and IDA, as well as ranked 18th in the Nation's 50 Best Special Needs Schools by Masters in Special Education Guide.

We depend on charitable giving so that we can offer our program to as many students as we can. In fact, Fortune Academy sets aside 12-15% of our annual budget funds for tuition assistance. We are proud to be the most affordable school accredited  by the Academy or Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. It means that we can help more students get the education they deserve.