Edison Academics Inc
6210 17TH AVE W
BRADENTON FL 34209-7838
Mission
Edison provides education to children in grades 7-12 for: student athletes & children seeking an intimate learning experience from around the world; Florida children with learning disabilities and or economically disadvantaged children who need  individual attention.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Zonnweice Simard
Board Chair Mr Loren Jackson
Board Chair Affiliation Victory Rock
General Info
Supported Organization Edison Academics
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2009
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt 0
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $400,841.00
Projected Expenses $400,841.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

In the 2012-2013 school year 100% of all students graduating from Edison went on to technical schools or schools of higher learning. 

Needs Statement
  1. 10 Smartboards, one for each classroom
  2. 100 laptops computers for students
  3. 100 TI 30 calculators
  4. 20 compound microscopes
Background Statement

Edison Academics is a not-for-profit institution located in Bradenton, Florida serving grades 7-12.  It is fully accredited through Advanc-Ed, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI).  Founded in 2001 by the late Mrs. Barbara Iannarelli, Edison's vision is to create a learning environment conducive to all modes of learning.  Faculty strive to create autonomous learners and thinkers who mature into successful adults.

 

Edison offers a variety of classes from basic instruction to Advanced Placement (AP) level courses.  Our highly qualified and dedicated staff works with students offering individualized attention.  For this reason, small class sizes are maintained. 

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
International
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
National
Areas Served Comments
We serve the local Bradenton/Sarasota community for students who might otherwise fall through the cracks in large public schools via our small (max of 15 students) classes. 
 
Further, we serve the international community of student athletes who come here to train in many different sports to get an education while training and competing in their sport. We have students from Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Edison Academics, Inc., a small fully accredited not for profit grades 6-12 school serves a very important and needed role in the field of education. That role is to provide, by school policy, a high quality education to students in classes of no more than 15 students. Parents of students with learning disabilities are attracted to Edison based on the more intimate environment of small classes where differentiated learning for each student can be effectively accomplished. Other students have the potential of succeeding but are slower learners. In a more traditional classroom environment these otherwise good students are soon left behind. By combining small class sizes and a differentiated teaching structure Edison has achieved impressive results. In the 2012-2013 school year 100% of all students graduating from Edison went on to technical schools or schools of higher learning.

 

Unfortunately not all families of students needing the small classroom setting provided by Edison can afford the full tuition of a private school. Edison attempts to provide partial scholarships whenever it can. Edison could help many more students in the Bradenton area by awarding varying levels of scholarships if it had the financial means to do so, but unfortunately, it does not. As an example, a $50,000 grant could provide roughly 50% scholarships to as many as nine or ten new students that need the learning environment provided by Edison. Without that tailored learning experience these students rarely achieve their educational and career potential.  

Programs
Description Students who have learning disabilities are one of our target students groups. Their tuition is partially paid via McKay Scholarships from the State of Fl.  We provide small class (max of 15 students) room environments and provide additional mentoring. 
Budget $10,200
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Children Only (5 - 14 years) General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Last year, of 15 graduates, all but two went on to a four year college.
Long Term Success Last year, of 15 total graduates, 4 were learning disabled.
Program Success Monitoring Graduation rates, grades, each student is monitored by teachers during the school year in our small class environment.
Program Success Examples 4 learning disabled children graduated last year from Edison Academics with an accredited high school diploma.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Zonnweice Simard
CEO Term Start Aug 2002
CEO/Executive Director Email simard@edisonacademics.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Teresa Mann Jan 2010 - Dec
Ron Moss 2008 -
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mrs Zonnie Simard Administrator
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 8
Volunteers 0
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
We collaborate with Victory Rock Prep
3547 53rd Ave West
Bradenton, Fl 34210
We are working with them to provide our athletic program. A formal agreement to do this is being worked out at this time. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Shine AwardState of Florida2013
Risk Management Provisions
Blanket Personal Property
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Loren Jackson
Company Affiliation Victory Rock
Board Term June 2014 to June 2016
Board Chair Email victoryrockacademy@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr Loren Jackson Victory Rock
Zonnwiece Carolyn Potter Simard Edison Administrator
Mrs Tracy Wagner VP for Finance and Administration at Ringling College of Art and Design
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 20
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 40
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Academic Affairs
Administration
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2014
Fiscal Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $400,841.00
Projected Expenses $400,841.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$309,461$336,466$424,269
Administration Expense$29,277$27,470$71,492
Fundraising Expense$0$3,250$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.981.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%92%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%58%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$13,338$12,865$89,569
Current Assets$1,286$813$77,516
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$13,338$12,865$89,569
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTuition $330,949Tuition $353,938Tuition $511,081
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $8,262Contributions, gifts, grants $5,000Fundraising $1,451
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Fundraising $6250 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990. 
Nonprofit Edison Academics Inc
Address 6210 17TH AVE W
BRADENTON , FL 7838
Phone 941 792-7500

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