The First Hope Resources

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McKay Scholarship Information Florida Scholarship Program for students

The Gardiner Scholarship Florida Scholarship Program for students

ABA Information Behavior Analyst Certification Board Basic information about Applied Behavior Analysis

Additional Resources Special Needs Resource Directory for Florida Services Great resources for parents (Buddy Break, Make M’ Smile) Special Needs Magazine – great information for parents Autism Society of Greater Orlando Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida First Baptist Church of Orlando – Special Friends Ministry

Members Of Learning Disabilities Association of America McKay Coalition


Download The First Hope Standards of Ethical Conduct or Participation Policy.


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  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,460

      Alumni since 1986.
  • The First Academy is Accredited by:

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools
    • Florida Kindergarten Council
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools
    • AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • Council on Educational Standards & Accountability
    • Association of Christian Schools International