The Roberts Academy was created in 2010 with the goal of empowering students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities to achieve academic excellence. It was the first transitional school for children with dyslexia in the state and one of the only schools of its type in the country. The Roberts Academy was made possible through funding by Hal and Dr. Marjorie Roberts, who had previously provided funding to establish and endow the Roberts Center for Learning and Literacy. The Roberts couple saw how the right learning environment transformed the lives of their grandchildren and wanted to make similar resources available to children with dyslexia in Central Florida. The school also provides Florida Southern students in the Education Department the opportunity to become familiarized with a specialized teaching environment. Originally, the school only contained second through fifth grade, but in 2020, the Roberts Academy Middle School opened and now serves sixth through eighth grade as well.