Our Mission

Our mission is to provide students with dyslexia a specialized learning environment where their strengths, interests and academic advancement are fostered. We serve a clearly defined population of bright students in grades 1st-8th. We teach specific skills to improve literacy acquisition and language application through data-driven, multi-sensory instruction. Vertical Skills Academy is an educational 501(c)(3).

Small Class Sizes

Small classes help students and teachers build strong bonds and work on specific areas of need.

Individualized Plans

Individual skill-based learning plans support gradual mastery of skills with measurable results.

Multi-sensory Approach

Multisensory approach leverages visual, auditory and kinesthetic pathways to enhance learning.

Experiential Learning

Hands-on learning labs, field trips and community involvement helps engage students.

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We are the only private school in the greater Denver and Mountain area designed to meet the educational needs of students experiencing or diagnosed with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia. Contact Us Today to find out more about VSAvor to schedule an individualized tour.

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What others say about us

Vertical Skills Academy has Colorado Department of Education Licensed Special Education teachers as well as Orton Gillingham trained and certified instructors and tutors on staff to best support my student. I could not find that anywhere else in Evergreen!
Parent of Dyslexic student
Vertical Skills Academy (VSA) has provided an exceptional environment for learning. The teachers understand the challenges faced by students – specifically related to literacy – and make incredible efforts to ensure students are learning strategies and techniques to learn. Over the past 4 months – the level of learning in language arts specifically and in other disciplines generally has been incredible. Equally importantly, the environment that has been created promotes both learning and an appreciation for learning. Development of skills and development of a real interest and appreciation for those skills is beyond anything we have experienced. The VSA team work collaboratively to ensure that all subjects are being presented – and being presented in a manner that supports real knowledge building. The school is not for all students – but for students that are in the target population – I can not imagine a school that could do any better!
Parent of Dyslexic student
VSA is the best decision we could have made for our daughter after receiving her Dsylexia diagnosis. She has gained an amazing amount of confidence, not only in her reading, but her math skills as well. The teachers have an extensive Dyslexia knowledge base and expect a high level of achievement from all their students; which I greatly appreciate. We are fortunate to have a school and teachers of this caliber in Evergreen.
Parent of Dyslexic Student
We are so grateful to have found Vertical Skill Academy (VSA). Attending VSA has been a life changing experience for our daughter. The teachers are truly gifted at working with children who have dyslexia and it is easy to see how much they care for the children at their school. Since starting school at VSA, our daughter has blossomed in many different ways – academically, socially and emotionally. We have seen a dramatic improvement in her reading. For the first time in our daughter’s life, she is excited about reading. She even choses to read instead of doing electronics! It has been a gift to see her confidence and self esteem grow so much that she now loves going to school and complains if we need to pick her up a few minutes early! She also no longer feels sick before and after school like she had while attending other schools. VSA is a wonderful gift to children diagnosed with dyslexia and their families.
Parent of dyslexic student
VSA has changed me because I think I’m getting better at all the things that I wanted to do…like reading, writing, spelling and math…literacy, history and science. Send your kids here because it’s a great school.
Current VSA Student

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Your generosity positively impacts our ability to provide the best educational experiences for students and their families. Your support is used to supplement general operations and build our scholarship fund for current and future families.

Vertical Skills Academy is an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

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