Center Academy Accepts the Gardiner Scholarship

Center Academy proudly accepts the newly revised Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) for unique abilities, formerly the Gardiner Scholarship. This scholarship is one of many scholarships offered by the state of Florida. The program was designed to give parents better options to meet the personal education needs of their eligible child. The scholarship provides qualified students a scholarship to be used to acquire approved products or services.

The program is administered by state-approved non-profit Scholarship Funding Organizations. For your child to participate in this program, parents must apply to one of the non-profit scholarship funding organizations (Step Up For Students or AAA Scholarships) that is administering this program. To get more information about the approved non-profit scholarship funding organizations, go to Family Empowerment Scholarships | Step Up For Students or Florida Parents – AAA Scholarship Foundation (


Special Education Private Schools for Middle and High School Students

As a family operated and fully accredited independent private school, Center Academy has provided a college prep curriculum for students with learning disabilities in grades 4-12 since 1968.  Our experienced staff and teachers are all skilled professionals qualified to work with a range of challenges and learning disabilities, including ADHD, dyslexia, and autism spectrum/Aspergers.  Each students will have an individual assessment that will aid students and staff with setting and attaining their own personalized educational goals.

Learning Disability Scholarships for Private Schools – Ten Locations of Gardiner Scholarships Schools

Center Academy Classrooms accept Gardiner ScholarshipCenter Academy has ten locations in Florida that are Gardiner Scholarship Schools and has been a pioneer in the field of working with children with learning disabilities for over 45 years.  In 1988, Center Academy was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to research and develop personalized remedial programs for children with varying degrees of learning disabilities.  Our schools provided free evaluations and remediation to over 200 students while developing these programs under the NIMH grant.  Any child who attends our schools experiences the benefits of our research and development of these individualized programs in the past.  If your child is eligible for the Gardiner Scholarship and you feel they could benefit from our schools’ extensive experience in helping students with learning disabilities, please contact us today for more information.

Come Experience the Difference that Makes Center Academies Such Wonderful Special Education Schools

Center Academy Gardiner Scholarship StudentsWith ten locations in Florida and one in Georgia, there are plenty of Center Academy schools to choose from.  Once you have found the location that works best for your family, schedule a personal visit that will quickly show you what makes Center Academy schools so special.  During your tour, you will see our unique classrooms and can experience first-hand the community support that helps our students feel so comfortable.  At the conclusion of your tour, we will happily answer any questions you may have and give you information on tuition.  We can also provide resources for the Gardiner Scholarship and other learning disability scholarship programs accepted by that Center Academy location.  So contact us today, arrange your tour, and get started with your child’s link to the future.