Family experiences are at the heart of school choice. Our blog will periodically spotlight stories from Ohio families who experience school choice programs firsthand.
Seanette is a mom in Cleveland whose daughter attends private school thanks to the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program. CSTP is the state’s oldest voucher program and serves around 6,000 students from low-income families annually.
I like the Cleveland Scholarship because it challenges our kids physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually – it challenges them in every way. The scholarship gives them a wide variety of opportunities and prepares them for the world and the future. It’s a great, great opportunity.
It takes a strain off me to know I can send my child to a great school. I feel safe leaving my child at this school, which is a wonderful feeling.
In Kellisa’s public school, she was doing advanced work but she was still bored to tears. She was slipping through the cracks. I started to look at other options like private school, but there was no way that my husband and I could afford to pay the tuition.
I was so happy when the principal at her new school called and told me about the Cleveland Scholarship. I enrolled her right away and now I see such a difference. She is taking Latin classes, playing the cello, and learning science – she loves it! The school has a friendly environment and is in line with our family values and faith. Kellisa has homework now, and she has questions about her work. She says learning is fun now. I love seeing her working to understand new things – her brain is working!