PreK-12 Scholarship Programs
Florida provides a variety of school choice options inclusive of scholarship programs.
These programs allow parents choice among public and private schools.
For information in regards to all available Florida PreK-12 Scholarship programs go to Floridaschoolchoice.org
The Gardiner Scholarship Program provides eligible students a scholarship that
can be used to purchase approved services or products in order to design a customized
educational program for the student. Scholarships can be used for specialized services
such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible
private school, contributions to a college prepaid account and more. The program is directly
administered by state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organizations.
The Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, for
low-incoming and middle-income families, provides the opportunity
for students to attend a participaitng private school.
The Hope Scholarship Program, for students enrolled in a Florida
public school in kindergarten through grade 12 who has been subjected
to an incident of battery; harassment; hazing; bullying; kidnapping; physical
attack; robbery; sexual offenses, harassment, assault, or battery; threat or
intimidation; or fighting at school the opportunity to transfer to another
public school with capacity or enroll in an approved private school.
The McKay Scholarship Program, for students with disabilities,
provides the opportunity for students to attend a participating
private school or offers parents public school choice.
The Opportunity Scholarship Program, offers students
who attended or are assigned to attend a public school, that has a
performance grade category of "F" or three "D's" within the previous
five years, the option to choose a higher performing public school.