2 Finch St.
Hilton Head SC 29926
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 2 Finch St.
Hilton Head, SC 29926
Telephone (843) 342-9826
Projected Annual Revenue $460,000.00 (2018)
Mission Statement

We provide an innovative dynamic, thought-provoking and authentic learning experience for each student. 

CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Mary Ann Cyr
Board Chair Mr. Michael David Winzeler
Board Chair Company Affiliation President/CEO Winzeler Stamping Company
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2017
Financial Summary
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We provide an innovative dynamic, thought-provoking and authentic learning experience for each student. 

Background The Island Academy of Hilton Head was created to provide a non-traditional educational choice to the families of the Low Country. We began our inaugural year in the fall of 2015. That year included 12 students ages 6 through 13 in two multi-aged classrooms (6-9 and 10-13) which are the equivalent of traditional 1st-9th grade. 
This past year we had a student accepted into the Arts and Humanities Program at the Governor's School, every student at The Island Academy graduated our "Disconnect to Reconnect" program where they mastered several outdoor survival skills and learned how to interact with our local ecosystem without negatively impacting its sustainability. The Entire Student body participated in May Mastery Month, showcasing their learning in all of their subject areas through art, engineering, math, writing and presentation projects.
One of our students scored in the 99th percentile on both his PSAT and SATs
All upper school students have internships at local businesses and/or organizations for which they will receive performance reviews at the end of the year.
One of our students won the State Chess Championship and is going on to nationals in July.
Lego Robotics is in the process of being introduced at all levels.
In their South Carolina History class the upper school has formed a partnership with the Heritage Library where they visit regularly to use their primary source documents.
Needs We need fifteen passenger van to transport students to local educational sites. The average cost is $35,000. We need a 3D printer, ZYXX+ at a cost of $2500. We need a portable stage system at an average cost of $7200. We need an elementary lego robotics set for $450.  We need 3 subscriptions to the New York Times for the school year which totals $420 (annually) at educator's price.  
CEO/Executive Director Statement

For many students, the traditional model of education doesn’t work; our schools are so large that some students get lost. Extra attention and individualized lessons are simply not available to many of our children. The Island Academy is an option for students who find it difficult to learn in a large classroom with a curriculum that doesn’t allow for much flexibility. Our approach with an 8-1 student-teacher ratio offers multiage classes and academic rigor designed to meet students where they are with appropriate challenges and feedback that encourage ownership of their learning.

Having multiage groupings means that the 7th grader who is ready for 9th grade math goes to the 9th grade class; the 9th grader who isn’t quite prepared for 9th grade math works with the middle school math teacher until he or she is.

At the Island Academy students receive what they need, when they need it. As a result, they often become accelerated in their learning, becoming better able to take on more challenging work. Because we emphasize mastery over grades, our students are also developing into better thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers. We are not a special needs school, although some of our students do have different learning styles. Rather, we are a school for kids - and their parents - who like to learn, who believe that learning can take place in and out of the classroom, and that learning builds confidence in who we are and how we interact with the world around us.

In addition, we focus on real-world applications within each discipline; every student, regardless of age, takes Engineering. Every student also brings art applications into each subject. We help all of our students make authentic connections through local community field trips; we help our upper school students beginning in the 9th grade make those connections through their internships with local businesses and organizations.

Finally, as we address the needs of each individual student, we incorporate physical fitness, cooking, sewing, chess, music, and yoga into our curriculum.

Board Chair Statement


Areas of Service
Beaufort County
We are located on the northern end of Hilton Head Island and open to serving children from all over the Low Country. Currently we have students from the Hilton Head and Bluffton areas. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Michael David Winzeler
Company Affiliation President/CEO Winzeler Stamping Company
Term Dec 2016 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
Mrs. Stephanie Donio Cauller Real Estate Executive REMAX Realty Hilton Head
Mrs. Mary Ann Cyr Head of School, The Island Academy of Hilton Head
Mr. Bryan Dobbs Owner, Brain Balance
Mrs. Andrea Norman Teacher Hilton Head Middle School
Mr. Michael David Winzeler President and CEO, Winzeler Stamping Company
Ms. Jennifer Winzeler Owner, CEO, CARNA, LLC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 4
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 66%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Mrs. Mary Ann Cyr
Experience to be finished
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 3
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Chamber of Commerce2018

Our "Disconnect to Reconnect" program consists of four seminars held weekly on various subjects including but not limited to; orienteering, plant/tree identification, outdoor survival skills, knot tying and conservation of the local ecosystem. The program culminates with one full day on Page Island where students put skills to use and experience time "unplugged" more fully.

As evidence continues to grow demonstrating the link between a child's healthy social and emotional development and being outdoors, the time as a whole they spend inside is increasing. This program provides opportunity for students to learn appreciation for the world around them while actually experiencing it.
Budget $4,680.00
Short Term Success TBA
Long Term Success TBA
Program Success Monitored BY Educators, parents and Outside Foundation staff. 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Revenue $460,000.00
Projected Expenses $408,880.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$38,727----
Administration Expense$32,025----
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.85----
Program Expense/Total Expenses55%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$11,069----
Current Assets$9,753----
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$11,069----
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Nov 2018
Address 2 Finch St.
Hilton Head, SC 29926
Primary Phone (843) 342-9826
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Mary Ann Cyr
Board Chair Mr. Michael David Winzeler
Board Chair Company Affiliation President/CEO Winzeler Stamping Company
Year of Incorporation 2017