The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Pilot Program was created to provide students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program provides up to 60,000 EdChoice scholarships to eligible students.
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Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, the EdChoice Scholarship Program’s student application system is being merged into the student application system currently being used by the Autism Scholarship Program and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program. The completion of the new student application system will take several months as various phases are finished and added to the new system. For consistency among all four scholarship programs, schools are referred to as “providers,” not as “schools,” in the new system. School principals were recently e-mailed information regarding the new registration process. Registration is completely on-line in the new system. The non-public/private school/provider must have a current state charter and be pre-registered to participate in the EdChoice Scholarship program, pre-registration starts in the month of November. Participating providers must renew their participation every year.
Below are tutorials that have been developed to guide you through the new student application system.
USER GUIDES FOR NEW SYSTEM
Students currently attending there assigned public school in their resident district that is on the list of designated public schools are eligible to apply. Public school students attending a school in their resident district who will be assigned to one of the designated public schools for the upcoming school year are also eligible to apply. Students currently attending a charter/community school whose assigned home school is an eligible school on our list are also eligible to apply. Students eligible to enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year who would be assigned to one of the designated public schools are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The free Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required to properly display and print these documents. Make sure you install Acrobat Reader on your computer before downloading the EdChoice forms. Following the Adobe Acrobat Reader link above will take you to the Adobe Systems Web site, where you can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Follow the directions on the Adobe Systems Web page to download and install the appropriate version of Acrobat Reader for your computer.
HOW DO I.....
Stacy Cherry - (614) 466-8872
Sue Cosmo - (614) 387-2154
Erin Hunt - (614) 466-5677
Bev Russell - (614) 995-4827
Tom Yersavich - (614) 728-2710
Ohio Department of Education
EdChoice Scholarship Program
25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 309
Columbus, Ohio 43215