The Virginia Foundation for Learning Disabled Students (VFLDS) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to make the exceptional education CBA provides available to families with a wide range of financial resources.
Through the administration of the Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit Program (EISTCP), VFLDS offers need-based scholarships to families who might otherwise be unable to afford to attend, while providing significant tax benefits to donors who are committed to educational equity.
The current President of VFLDS is Joanne “Josie” Webster. In her professional life, Josie was the Executive Director of the Virginia Council of Private Education for 19 years and has a deep commitment to independent schools. But Josie’s commitment to serving kids with learning differences comes from her years as the mom of a daughter with dyslexia. Josie is clear in her belief that all students deserve the chance to be successful academically, regardless of their financial ability.
Today, VFLDS supports students at 3 outstanding schools serving differently-abled learners across the Commonwealth: North Star Academy in Richmond, New Vistas School in Lynchburg, and CBA in Hampton Roads. These schools are uniquely qualified to serve LD students as they are both accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and licensed by the Virginia Department of Education – a high bar by any standard. Chesapeake Bay Academy is proud to participate in the EISTCP program and to partner with VFLDS in serving a widely-diverse population of learners.
CBA students celebrate their creations during the 5th Annual Spring Art Show
The Virginia Foundation for LD Students (VFLDS) promotes equitable educational opportunities for low-income students with learning differences by providing need-based scholarships and support for specialized academic programs.
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