Florida's school choice programs allow parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provided over 31,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2015-16 school year. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school.
"The school-choice issue is not about public versus private; it's about choice. It's about knowing what works well for my family and being able to make that choice for them." — Parent of a McKay Scholarship Student
AAA Scholarship foundation
The AAA Scholarship Foundation has invested more than 15 years devoted to passionately advocating for the under-served, under-represented and academically disadvantaged members of our communities.
“We are beyond grateful to the AAA Scholarship Foundation and its donors; You are giving so many children just like mine the opportunity to truly reach their full potential in school. In doing so, you are paving the path for them to become successful adults and productive members of their communities.” — Helen D. Parent of a AAA Scholarship Student
step up for students
Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that empowers parents to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children, with an emphasis on families who lack the financial resources to access these options. Step Up For Students offers two scholarships for Florida schoolchildren: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) for low-income families and the Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) for children with certain special needs.