Contact Us Take The Pledge      
Transforming a Generation: 90% Literacy by Third Grade
Join the others who have taken the pledge:
Annie Brown, Sue Sharpe, Marisela Luna, Judy Whalen, Nichole Harris, Vero Beach Police Department, Diane Bressner, Michelle Chandler, sharon butler, Tiffany Justice, Carol David, Susan Del Tufo, audrey colonna, maria miranda, Wendi Adams, Adam Faust, tommy collettit, Lisa Segroves, Heidi Lourie, Lisa Barnum, Kelly Palmer, Amy Kelly, Susan Del Tufo, Cindi Ellis, Indian River Taekwondo Langlois, 1 -1', Maria Alvarez, Sandra Daniel, Christopher Cummings, Theresa Wagner, Sharon Klein, Heather Helton, Whole Child Indian River, Isabel Marron , Mary Ann Kalin, Elizabeth Tetreault, charlene bentien, allene moorehead, Bill McMullen, Marsha Van Arman, Matt McManus, Annie Brown, Teri Dugan, Lilibeth Ballina, Milli Wenzel, Elizabeth Stenger, sabrina fraga, 1 1, judy jones, Elias Medina, Christina Lindgren, Casey Dunn, Donna Hedgecock, Carla Cundiff, Heather Quigley, Mary Kramek, Nancy De La Hoz, Lisa Bishop, Literacy Services, Lisa Wheeler, Arlene Kahn, Emily Wick, Jessica Cox, Lorri Dior, Laura McGill, Tirso Moreno, Kerilyn Ngom, Katrena McMahan, test test, Ramon Echeverria, Stacey Fletcher, Edward Shanaphy, Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County, MAry Grace Hektner, Di Pugh, Tara Luton , Nancy Prizito, Tracey Barker, Gretchen DiVincenzo, Sara Goodman, Patrick Toole, Dean Stewart Photography, jennifer jackson, Traci McGough, Laurie Pedersen, Susan Del Tufo, Healthy Families, LaTanya Gibson, Karen Newkirk, Leslie Jones, Agnieszka Szymanska, Sharon Delo, STEPHANIE CLARK, Carrie Spencer, uritayay, Nancy Blessing, Ralph Autullo, Matthew McManus, joshua poindexter, Kristen Jones, mary kannapes, Shawna Carton, Krishna Patel, Gina Sultaire, Christina Lindgren, Amanda Stevens, Lydia Galbraith, Vero Beach Museum of Art, 1 -1', Kimberly Robideau, FELLSMERE ELEMENTARY, Milli Wenzel, LaTanya Morgan, Janet Alford, Tisa Blidgen, Nicole Piontek, maria marron, Kristina Trahan, Michael Van Houten, Gisele Parker, Rachel Holpfer, Cathy Durrett-Filusch, Courtney Mellin, jacki decaro, Amanda Emanuel, jorge luis ramirez, sharon richards, Cathryn Miquelon, Linda Hammerle, Janie Graves Hoover, Mindy Lessem Pollack, Vero Beach Magazine, F.A.C.T. Fellsmere Action Community Team, Indian River County Chamber of, -1' 1, Sonja Phillips, Christina Hayes, Susan Aguirre , Barneyxcq yWxcSpFGWvTabbVDxz, Mike Gaudio, shelby dorris, Dasie Hope Center, Mari Seg, keesha trusty, Angela Bosman, mardy hall, Hollie McDougall, Kathleen Nealy, Elizabeth Pinkney, Cynthia Jorgensen, Kidz Closet Charities, Tessa Stanley, JIM BATORY, Karen Newkirk, Guillermina Walker, mardy hall, janice pagan, Doug Glenn, Gloria Luna, Kaori Fischer, Emme Scheible, Stacey Klim, Barbara Johnson, Rose Brickles, Louis and Sara Smith, TLA, Karen Disney, Brenda Zamora, Sharon Klein, Bent Pine Golf Club, Christy Baer, Megan Falcone, Jennifer Durrett, Tiffany Carlsen, Therese Victoria, Fellsmere Police Department FPD, Heather Thompson, Kelli Mejia, Toni Reukauf, AmeriCorps/Big Brothers Big Sister, Tina Campbell, Heather Thompson, Tricia Boyle, Kathy Minix, Rhonda McGilberry, ann prince, Kevin Maloney, audrey colonna, Liz Tetreault, Taylor Walker, Melody M Englert, Heather Young, Jennifer Seifstein, Narda Pitkethly, Mary Strickler, Jennifer Steele, Mark yBzNyaFpSKdSM, Kim Klaus, Linda Condit, Kaori Fischer, Emilia Jacobs, Fidelity Investments, Deborah Dillon, Clare Hughes, Keondra Eberhardt, Lucy Roy-Delapaz, Becky Levesque, LaTanya Morgan, Randall Hunt, Gabrielle Wagner, Mardy Fish Children's Foundation, East Coast Earthworks & Excavating, Michele Smith, Erin Hollander, Crystal Gothe, kayla poindexter, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Lisa Guilmette, Katherine Wolf, Maureen Nicolace, Teri Dugan, Robyn Bethel, Growing Healthy Kids, Inc., Mary Graves, Samantha Breen, Kathryn Perez, Joy Lukomski, Natalie Arbuckle, Andrea Cosner, Yasmin Medina, Elaine McGinty, Amy Speak, Melinda Judson, shelby dorris, Andrea Cosner, Bruce Green, hannah kaufeh, Teri Barenborg, belinda washimgton-davis, GoldenTabs VlNDAmqBXuOUgPSzn, Shanti Sanchez, SHARYN A HAWKER, Deirdre Creech, United Way of Indian River Co., Susan Del Tufo, Kayla Chitty, Ana Renuart, Kay Yurigan, Kelley Williams, Sherry White, Jennifer Roberts, Helene Caseltine, Bobbie Donelson, Kim Brady, valerie conway, Ralph Sunshine Acquisitions, Paige Newinski, Renee Lincoln, Brittany Lindsey, Heidi Lourie, Kelli Mejia, Juelie Perry, Dorie Shemo, Ramon Echeverria, Sophie Wood, Liane McMullen, 1 1, Dee Hollenbeck, cheryl gondek, Karen Taylor, Donna Hedgecock, Christine Sturgeon, elizabeth bahl, Debra Schroeder, Jeff Miller, Tara Miranda, Susan Rosier, Alejandrina Micket, Bridgette Diskin, Tanya BRAUN, Lori Nalls, Jamie Stalter, Kristi Challenor, -1' 1, briana carter, Angel Maldonado, JOY VANHORN, Margaret Dawson-Brown, Becky Warren, Tessa House, ggdxfg fdgfh, ISABELLA LAGGES, The Buggy Bunch, Gifford Youth Activity Center, carrie fernandez, Cheryl Gondek, Laura Zorc, ruth darrigo, DOE-OEL, Vero Equine Riding Academy , Margaret Autullo, Diane Mahan, Tami Haffield, Shannon Gillen, Harvest Food & Outreach Center, Lisa Guillette, Ann Mathis, Patricia Mandell, Phoebe Beacham, Chuck Evans, Michelle Bass, yaquelin andrade, Jayne Becker, tommy collettit, Katie Collier, Devi Maharajh, Rebecca Turner, Lillian Marsiglia, yaquelin andrade, Nate & Kristen Bruckner, Dr. David Christiansen, Pamela Prange, Sterling Bobbitt , Elizabeth Pinkney, Kelly Sartain, Christine Ryall, Carolina Rojas, Jeff The Bro, Kirra OBrien, Maria Ortiz, Farrah Lemanski, Ramon Echeverria, Janet Farmer, 211/Help Me Grow, Marta Cronin, Kelly Palmer, Page Woodward, Emily Jarrett, Socorro Luna, Angela Jawhar, Jody Houston, Sharon Klein, Arianna Lagges, Nancy Blessing, jennifer roker, Tammy Eriksen, Achillies Pace, JIM BATORY, Kathleen Hamilton, Patricia Beaudoin, Isabel Marron , Hope Woodhouse , Thomas Moore, Nancy Sparkman, Shariea Shoatz, GEORGE JETT, Christy Baer , FRAN PERKINS, Mary Anne Sitkowski, Jenna Chatfield, Alaina McCloud, Brittany Bailey, Erica Thomas, Mary Laquidara, Susan Rosier, Kathryn Woodall, Lenora Ritchie, matt KdPIOvmNNItBy, Megan Falcone, Gloria Severino, Diane Donar, Brooke Flood, Dorothy Cominsky, buzz wurzer, Kristin Culbreth, parker hammond, Indian River County Lawyers Auxiliary, Annie Brown, Debra Barnesd, Elizabeth Falkiewicz, Lisa McFaland, Raquel Searcy, Melissa Hall, Leslie Connelly, Dorie Shemo, Fourth Quadrant Partners, Becky Allen, Lesley Lane, Beth Livers, Rebecca Blair, Autumn Wheeler, Kerilyn Ngom, Ashley Farruggio, Celeste McWilliams, Jill Truax, Mark Farrell, Jeanne Prince, renee fraker, Patricia Mandell, Kim Klaus, Angel Maldonado, hannah kauferh, Marie OBrien, Kenny Carmichael, Sherrie Hale, Suzi Rusin, Sandy Hamrick, Susan Rosier, Keith Touchberry, Jennifer Croom, liz woody, Amber Petry, Nancy De La Hoz, Karen Malits, Helene Caseltine, Fenia Hiaasen, John obrien, Fidelity Investments, kelly baysura, Renee Boesch, donna palmquist, Dr. Connie Proskovec, kari broomell, Tabitha Johnston, Janai Cooper, Hayley Gondek, VBKA, Amanda Acker, Pamela Miller, Rhonda McGilberry, Ronda Weaver, Nicolas ospina de la hoz, Michele Sternberg, Clare Hughes,

Moonshot Academy

 What is Moonshot Academy?

The Moonshot Moment Academy program is an on-campus, after-school program held at four pilot schools that extends the school day for Kindergarten through second grade students.  The Academies will feature a strong academic component targeted at each student’s identified area of reading weakness, combined with enrichment activities that have proven to bolster learning when paired with academic intervention.  All of these activities are aimed at improving the literacy skills of children identified as reading below grade level.

 

What are the Objectives of Moonshot Academy?

 

The five main objectives of Moonshot Academy are to:

 

1-     Accelerate learning of all Kindergarten through second grade students to catch them up to grade level reading by third grade through extending the school day.

2-     Provide on-campus access for wide-spread teacher professional development of literacy skill instruction.

3-     Use these 4 pilot Moonshot Academies to create a best practice model that can be expanded to all 13 elementary schools.

4-     Target 25% penetration of the Kindergarten, first and second grade school population, comprised of lower-performing children to attend the program.

5-     Based on the Vail Valley Foundation model, find enrichment opportunities that are so engaging that they drive increased student attendance and achievement.

Who Can Attend?

Moonshot Academy primarily serves students who are reading below grade level in Kindergarten through second grade.  This is important because if children don’t read on grade level by third grade, only 1 in 7 will ever catch up.  The only way to catch these children up is to provide them with extended time outside the school day.

 

Why Moonshot Academy?

With an average of 44% of children reading below grade level all across our county, there are approximately 1600 children that we need to reach with this program.  Therefore, the most effective method to reach these kids is to create Moonshot Academies on school campuses that will have the potential to benefit all children who are behind.

Login

Register Now