Fortune Academy

Fortune AcademyFortune Academy is an independent day school for 1–12th grade students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and executive functioning function difficulties. Located on the Historic Fort Ben Campus, our program is designed for students with average and above intelligence who process information differently than expected in a conventional classroom.

At Fortune, we understand our students’ distinct academic, social, and emotional needs and celebrate their individual learning styles. The school is designed to provide an environment that nurtures each child’s development, builds upon their unique strengths, and offers remediation in areas of weakness.

General Info:

Address: 5626 Lawton Loop E. Dr, Indianapolis, Indiana 46216
Phone: (317) 377-0544
Website: thefortuneacademy.org


 

What makes Fortune Academy unique?

At Fortune Academy, learning comes first. For our students, effective teaching means that learning must be dynamic, multi-sensory, and personal. Our students’ brains process information differently, so we have to teach differently.

The Orton-Gillingham approach has endured as the premiere way to educate students with language-based learning difficulties for over 70 years. We are 1 of 13 schools in the nation accredited by The Orton-Gillingham Academy. Our entire curriculum is founded on the principles of this gold standard approach known as the Orton-Gillingham approach.

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What is Fortune Academy’s age/grade range?

1–12th grade students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and executive functioning function difficulties

What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?

To begin the admission process at Fortune Academy, please sign up for a 15-minute introductory call by using our online scheduler. We are happy to discuss our program with you and learn more about your child’s needs. After our initial discussion, if we decide together that Fortune may be a good fit for your child, we encourage you to begin the interview process.

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Do you offer financial assistance?

Fortune Academy values a diverse student body regarding socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. To help ensure this intention, the school takes great pride in providing tuition support to families, demonstrating clear financial need to avoid excluding students whose families might not be able to afford enrollment in the school. The decision to admit a student is based solely on the student’s learning profile and personal conduct. Similarly, tuition assistance is based only on the family’s demonstrated financial needs.

The factors we consider to help us determine a family’s financial need include net income and assets, the number of dependents in the household, and the number of children attending tuition-charging schools and colleges. Allowances are made for certain taxes, medical costs, unusual expenses, and other adjustments that the Internal Revenue Service recognizes.

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What are the standard school day hours?

Student Drop-Off, Monday through Friday: 8:10 a.m.
Classes Begin Promptly at 8:25 a.m.

Monday – Thursday school ends at 3:15 pm
Friday ONLY classes end at 1:15pm

Does Fortune Academy offer before/after school care? Does Fortune Academy offer afterschool activities?

Fortune Academy is proud to offer before and after-school care. Students can join us for fun, organized activities, homework time, outdoor time, and movies! You can sign up for weekly care or as needed. Child care is for Fortune Academy students only.

Is there a uniform or dress code?

Students are required to wear a Fortune Academy Uniform

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How many children attend the school? How many students are in the average classroom?

Fortune Academy’s Lower School serves children in 1-8th grade. Our typical class sizes range from 3 to 6 students, which gives our lower school students a feeling of safety and comfort in learning. Our middle school class sizes typically range from 6 to 8 students.

Fortune Academy’s High School program offers students with learning differences the opportunity to pursue an AP Honors Diploma, Core 40, or General Diploma. Our high school class sizes typically range from 8-10 students.

Fortune Academy currently has 87 students enrolled.

 

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Does Fortune Academy have a homework policy?

All students at Fortune Academy may have homework at each grade level, as is developmentally and individually appropriate. Teachers will determine homework assignments based on their diagnostic and prescriptive instruction.

Does Fortune Academy offer support for students with special needs?

Fortune Academy is a destination for the education of individuals with learning differences. We are committed to enhancing innovative opportunities for our 1st-12th grade students, teacher training, and the expansion of a comprehensive community resource center. We are a leader in research-based education. According to research done by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, nearly 1 in 5 students are affected by dyslexia, 1 in 30 have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, and over 40% of students with language-based learning differences are improperly placed in special needs programs that aren’t addressing their needs. We are home to these students. They deserve an education that makes sense to them; we are here to provide it.

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What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Fortune Academy offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?

We give students opportunities to shine! We are a school community that supports and encourages our students to expand their horizons, take risks and make lasting memories. At Fortune Academy, there are many opportunities for students to get involved in various athletic teams, clubs, activities or become a part of our vibrant performing arts programs!

Find out more: https://www.thefortuneacademy.org/our-community

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What are Fortune Academy’s safety policies?

All visitors must enter and exit the school building using the main doors. In order to keep our campus safe, all parents, guests, visitors, and volunteers must sign in at the Main Office.

Due to COVID-19, Fortune Academy is limiting our visitors. Please call the front office for more information. Additionally, all visitors will be asked to wear a mask upon entry.

What extra safety measures is Fortune Academy taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?

We continue to use the guidance of the health organizations as a basis for our decision-making. The CDC and Indiana Health Department have updated their school guidance based on the Delta variant and the current state of the COVID pandemic.

Based on this guidance, Fortune Academy administration has determined that all students, staff, and visitors must wear a mask while in the building regardless of vaccination status for the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

We continue to do daily health screenings and ask that parents closely adhere to a Health Screening Checklist for symptoms and exposure.

Who should parents contact for more information about Fortune Academy?

Conveniently located close to I-465 near Downtown Indianapolis, Fortune Academy is an independent day school for Grades 1–12* students with learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and executive functioning function difficulties. Located on the Historic Fort Ben Campus, our program is designed for students with average and above intelligence who simply process information differently than expected in a conventional classroom.

At Fortune, we understand our students’ distinct academic, social, and emotional needs and celebrate their individual learning styles. The school is designed to provide an environment that nurtures each child’s development, builds upon their unique strengths, and offers remediation in areas of weakness.

To begin the admission process at Fortune Academy, please sign up for a 15-minute introductory call by using our scheduler on our website: https://www.thefortuneacademy.org/application-process

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