4300 Nicholasville Road
Contact Information
Address 4300 Nicholasville Road
Phone (859) 971 7129
Fax 859 971-7129
Contact Name Beverly Henderson
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2005
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer KORE Academy accepts donations online, via the mail and in-kind donations. We need volunteers and sponsors for our annual Fall Festival as well as events and projects throughout the year.  
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement  KORE Academy exists to help students who face challenges in the traditional classroom due to various learning differences, including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, ADHD, processing disorders and high functioning autism spectrum disorders.
Background Statement

 KORE was started in 2003 by a group of parents seeking an alternative educational setting and experience for their students with learning differences. Carol Douglas, KORE Academy's director from 2004-2016, was one of the first teachers for this group of 8 students from 4th – 11th grade. As more families heard about KORE Academy, the school slowly grew in numbers and in August of 2004, KORE Academy was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation. Since its’ inception, KORE has had a home in the basement of Porter Memorial Baptist Church, occupying 10 classrooms which are shared with other church activities and Sunday school groups. Porter generously shares their other facilities with our school, including the Fellowship Hall, Youth Room, sanctuary, gymnasium, parking lot, and recreation areas.

A small, independent school designed to offer individual and specialized instruction to students with various learning disabilities and/or learning differences in grades 1-12, KORE currently serves 40+ students. Our current students come from Fayette, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford Counties though students often come to us from all over Central Kentucky. KORE Academy’s staff includes our director, Beverly Henderson, and 10 full and part time teachers. Our teachers have bachelor’s degrees in either special education, education or in their subject area. 5 of our teachers possess master’s degrees. Our director is a Rank I special education administrator with 34 years of teaching and administrative experience in special education. Our reading specialist has a Certification in Reading from the University of North Carolina and a Rank I – Reading certification through the state of Kentucky and Certification through the National Institute of Learning Disabilities. KORE Academy has one administrative assistant on staff and relies on additional support from volunteers.  During the school day many of our students receive occupational therapy and/or speech therapy. Services by professionals in these areas are provided either privately or by the Fayette County Public Schools.


Impact Statement

One significant achievement that KORE Academy has experienced is the achievement of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This achievement, beginning with the 2013-1014 school year, has provided the framework for continuous improvement in all areas of our school and will continue to move KORE forward as we collectively analyze practices and results and make meaningful improvements.  

Geographic Areas Served
Central Kentucky
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Rizwan Ali
Company Affiliation Comprehensive Behavior, Inc.
Term Nov 2016 to Nov 2018
Board Members
Dr. Rizwan AliComprehensive Behavior, Inc.Voting
Mrs. Becky C. BrassCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Michael CarterLynn ImagingVoting
Mrs. Paula FergusonCommunity volunteerVoting
Mrs. Vicki M. HendersonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Beverly P. HendersonKORE AcademyExofficio
Ms. Debbie MastersOldcastle PrecastVoting
Mrs. Bonnie WatkinsAlpha & Omega ConsultingVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Beverly P. Henderson
Term Start Aug 2016
Email beverly.henderson@koreacademy.org

Beverly P. Henderson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education, and a master’s degree in Elementary Education, including a Fifth Year Program in Special Education, from Eastern Kentucky University. She holds a Rank I in Special Education Administration from the University of Kentucky and is certified in K-8 Elementary Education; K-12 TMH Special Education; K-12 LBD Special Education; Gifted and Talented; and Director of Special Education.


Mrs. Henderson brings 33 years of experience in teaching and administration, serving in a variety of administrative roles including Director of Special Education and 504 programs for Franklin County Schools (KY), Special Education Administrator to High Schools, Fayette County Public Schools (KY), and in Nelson County as Director of Special Education, 504 Services and Preschool Programs. She is recently retired from Fayette County Public Schools where she last served as the Behavior Specialist at P.L. Dunbar High School. Noting that she “flunked retirement”, Mrs. Henderson has been working this year (2015-2016) as a Special Education Consultant in FCPS as well as the coordinator of P.L. Dunbar High School’s Night School program.


Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 4
Contractors 11
Retention Rate 90%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description The KORE Academy reading specialist works with students with language-based learning issues in one-on-one sessions and in groups using a modified version of a program developed by the National Institute for Learning Disabilities (NILD): Rx for Discovery Reading. The focus of this program is on areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency that impact the student’s reading deficits. The program includes use of The Blue Book Method, based on the Orton-Gillingham method.
Budget 15000
Program Short Term Success Short term, the expectation is that students will improve between 6 months and one year in reading comprehension and fluency. With some students, that level of improvement will bring them to grade level reading while with others, it brings them closer to the goal of reading at grade level.
Program Long term Success For students in the reading intervention program, the ultimate goal is that they achieve grade level in reading comprehension and fluency.
Program Success Monitored By KORE Academy uses AimsWeb, a benchmarking and progress monitoring tool to assess the students in the reading intervention program. The reading specialist tests the students monthly and is able to adjust her teaching methods and delivery as needed based on the results. Benchmark testing is done three times per year and allows for an overall view of the student's progress.


Using sand-filled bags and racquetballs, these exercises address visual tracking deficiency, auditory issues, impulsivity, balance and anxiety issues. In partner and group settings, KORE students spend 10-15 minutes each day with these exercises which involve multiple midline crossings, rhythm, balance and pace. Benefits include improved cognition, focus, listening & communication skills and visual fitness.

Budget 3500
Description  Students at KORE Academy participate in an annual theater workshop conducted in partnership with the Lexington Children's Theater. The school is split into two groups and each group spends two weeks working with LCT professionals on a play, culminating in a performance for friends and family. Benefits of this remarkable experience include increased confidence that translates to the classroom, improvements in verbal expression, fluency, vocabulary as well as increased focus and memory.
Budget 2500
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2014
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $465,000.00
Projected Expenses $456,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$125,283$112,615$79,754
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0--$0
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$11,138$11,060$7,429
Revenue In-Kind$0--$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$392,509$379,663$318,159
Administration Expense$0--$0
Fundraising Expense$0--$0
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.011.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$181,757$139,160$134,489
Current Assets$179,345$135,140$127,790
Long-Term Liabilities$0--$257
Current Liabilities$0--$0
Total Net Assets$181,757$139,160$134,232
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 4300 Nicholasville Road
Primary Phone 859 971 7129
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Beverly P. Henderson
Board Chair Dr. Rizwan Ali
Board Chair Company Affiliation Comprehensive Behavior, Inc.