Parent Testimonials

We Made the Right Decision

We moved to Oregon in the summer of 2011 so our son Michael could attend the Victory Academy. We were very hopeful and very nervous about whether we were doing the right thing. Now over a year later, we know we made the right decision. The staff at Victory has made such a difference in Michael’s life and in all of our lives. They look at each child and see their potential and work tirelessly to help them be successful.

Michael is nonverbal, and unfortunately that has sometimes meant others write him off and assume he can’t learn. Not here at Victory. They are teaching him to type to communicate and through that communication have found out that he knows how to read and do math! They have given Michael a voice and hope for the future.

We can never repay them for what they are giving our family. We are just thankful they are here. They are touching so many lives and really making a difference.

Jennifer and Phil Roland

Loved, Supported, and Understood

Our family has been with Victory Academy since it opened its doors. There were only eight students back then, our son Ezra one of them. I’m not surprised, and am thrilled, to see what Victory has become. We were initially relieved to have found VA simply because we had finally found a place our Ezra could be honored, celebrated for who he is, and understood.

Over time, though, the reasons we stay increase. The teachers and therapists are consistently gifted, well beyond anything we’d experienced before VA. As a parent who is extremely concerned with the idea that autistic children are often made to feel that they have to change who they are to be okay in the world, I have been so happy with the way the staff works with my son. All of the work he does at school, whether academic or therapeutic, is thoughtfully matched to his skills and challenges.

My biggest concern for Ezra is that he go through life with a solid sense of self-worth. In a society that is just beginning to build autism awareness and opportunities for people with autism, this I believe will be his greatest asset. With the education and immense respect and care he’s receiving at Victory, I know he’ll always be at his fullest potential.

Kerry Cohen

Our son is thriving!

Since our son started attending Victory Academy in September 2015, each of his school days starts with him smiling. We love the fact that he is learning life and social skills, along with academics, and it has been great seeing him become more independent. The staff and parent community are also incredibly supportive.  

We could not have made a better choice of relocating from Nebraska to Portland!

Success in Victory Prep

After looking into multiple program options where my son could access services that would encourage his growth and development, specifically those related to his language and social communication, I could not have been more pleased with my choice of Victory Academy. My son is in the Victory Prep classroom, where in the past 6 months I have seen a transformation that has made a significant impact on our lives. His attentiveness, improvement in his non-verbal communication, and now the expression of language with sounds and a few words, I might add, brings the biggest smile to my face. I am so proud of this kiddo. I owe this to the amazing group of therapist and teachers he works with in the classroom. The communication between myself and the faculty is not only appreciated but extremely helpful. Working on new goals, mastering tasks, offering at home “assignments” that help to build on the success in the classroom, gives me the tools to better communicate with my son. My family also recognizes that the teachers care so much about each child, and I feel that my son is very much a priority in his classroom as are the other kids. I look forward to seeing more progress in the school year.


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Accreditation and Non-Discrimination Policy

Victory Academy is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), approved by the Oregon Department of Education, and accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission, an accreditation division of AdvancEd.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: Victory Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religious preference, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission selections, educational policies and programs, and/or hiring and employment practices.