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We help change lives for children and adults with learning disabilities, high IQ but low grades, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, high functioning autism, traumatic brain injury and seniors with mild cognitive impairment.

FES/Gardiner Scholarship



Kid Potential is now accepting The Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly the
Gardiner Scholarship) is a unique program for children with special needs.

Scholarships To Give Florida Students Educational Options

Every Student Deserves A Choice
Step Up For Students supports students and families in
building a stronger future through an education that fits their
needs. Our scholarships open doors with tuition,
transportation, and educational resources. Find out more
about how our programs can make a difference for you.

A Unique Education for a Unique Child
Children with unique abilities may have different needs when it
comes to their education. And we believe they deserve an
opportunity to thrive and learn in an environment that will best
support their success. The Family Empowerment Scholarship for
Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) enables families to
personalize the education of their students by directing funds to
where they’re needed most. The funds can be used for a
combination of programs and approved expenses including
therapists, specialists, curriculum, private school, a college savings
account and more.

Scholarships for Students with Unique Abilities
The Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique
Abilities (FES-UA)
Personalize the education of your child with unique abilities. This
scholarship is delivered as an education savings account (ESA)
that you can direct toward a combination of programs and
approved providers. This includes schools, therapists, specialists,
curriculum, technology, a college savings account and more.

Quick facts:
• Available to students age 3 through grade 12 or age 22,
whichever comes first, who have a specific diagnosis
• $10,000 average award for an FES-UA scholarship
• Funds may be used for tuition and fees for a private school,
homeschooling options, therapies, tutoring and more.

Scholarships for Educational Options
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and the Family
Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO)
Send your child to the school that fits their needs. These
scholarships provide financial assistance for private school
tuition and related costs or for public school transportation. An
example of who may qualify is a family of four with an income
up to $111,000 annually.

Quick facts:
• Covers the cost of private school tuition and related fees
or public school transportation
• Available to eligible K-12 students
• Siblings of a funded FES-UA student
• $7,700 average amount awarded for private school
• $750 minimum awarded for transportation scholarships
• Eligibility is based on income or other qualifications*

*Students are eligible, regardless of income, if they are
dependents of: an active-duty member of the United States
Armed Forces, including reservists; law enforcement officers;
or a child currently in foster or out-of-home care.

Who Are We at Kid Potential?
We are one of 550 providers of a nationally researched pair of programs called PACE and Master The Code. PACE stands for Processing and Cognitive Enhancement and Master the Code, the other program we offer, re-teaches reading, writing, and spelling codes.  
The goal of PACE and Master the Code is to build brain based learning skills until they reach or exceed age appropriate levels. Students who complete the program can read, write, and spell fluently.  
The PACE program, developed by Dr. Ken Gibson and a collaborating team of learning and medical professionals of Colorado Springs, CO, is based on the idea that there are six underlying areas in the brain that govern learning. If these areas are strong and well developed, the student will be an A/B student. If these areas are weak or underdeveloped, the student will struggle in school and in life.  
Cory | Tutoring Lakewood Ranch FLDo you know Corey?  
Corey is having problems in school.  
His teacher said he has difficulty listening, following directions, and doing his homework. Corey fights frustration everyday and has been called lazy, unmotivated, and a “student at risk…” But Corey’s real problem is not lack of motivation or proper instruction. Rather, he and thousands like him lack brain processing skills. In other words, he may be able to see or hear information, but he cannot identify, interpret, comprehend, remember, or stay on task.
Are weak cognitive skills holding back your student?
Science validates that the real cause of a person’s ability to learn is his or her cognitive skill’s strength or weakness. If skills are strong, learning comes easily and “naturally.” If skill weaknesses remain hidden, he or she will struggle to learn or read.  
If your child struggles to learn to read, you want answers.
Some would suggest that you blame the school, the teachers, or the curriculum. Others would have you blame your child! (He’s not motivated. She just can’t understand.) STOP! Successful learning requires strong underlying skills. The majority of learning struggles are due to weakness in underlying skills.  
The good news? Skills can be strengthened.  
The Six Underlying Areas of the Brain Which Govern Learning Are:
  1. Processing Speed: How rapidly and correctly the brain can move through written material to find what it is looking for; how quickly the brain processes information.
  3. Active Working Memory: The brain’s ability to make a protein print (called an engram) and retrieve that piece of information from its memory.
  5. Visual Perception/Processing Skills: The brain’s ability to handle information from pictures, drawings and shapes. It deals with your ability to use maps, graphs, charts, or set up word problems. This helps the student in the area of math.
  7. Central Auditory Processing: The brain’s ability to blend, interpret, and use the 43 sounds of the English language. Problems in this area are on of the best indicators of Dyslexia. Problems in this area result in difficulty concentrating, listening, reading, remembering, writing paragraphs and papers, spelling and following directions.
  9. Word Attack: The brain’s ability to sound out words. This allows you to successfully sound out and pronounce any word in the English language regardless of the length or difficulty of the word.
  11. Logic and Reasoning: The brain’s ability to break down complex projects into a sequence of steps. Students who are strong in logic and reasoning like to figure things out on their own. A short attention span makes this very difficult. Logic and reasoning exercises train the brain to focus, pay attention and concentrate. This helps with ADD/ ADHD.
Mission Statement
Enjoy the Benefits of Kid Potential
  • Increase Reading Levels Up to 4 years in Only 60 hours!
  • Increased Spelling Levels
  • Higher Test Scores and Grade Point Average
  • Take Less Time to Do Homework
  • We Make Learning Fun!
  • Train The Brain, Get Smarter, Guaranteed
    At Kid Potential Sarasota, we are STRUCTURING STRONGER STUDENTS and building the best brains for the 21st century!
    PACEMaster The Code
    Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.  
    (941) 966-5654 Office  
    (808) 744-2867 Cell  
    Hours of Operation  
    Monday–Sunday, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.  
    Two Locations  
    2477 Stickney Point Road, #303B, Sarasota, FL 34231  
    Kid Potential Lakewood Ranch
    (located inside Rosebay)
    6273 lake osprey Dr Sarasota, FL  
    Service Area  
    Sarasota, FL and the Surrounding Areas  
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