FAQ

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Q1: Is there more than one kind of EdChoice Scholarship?

A: Yes. Students are eligible for the traditional EdChoice Scholarship if they attend a school meeting eligibility criteria. The list of eligible schools for the 2020-21 school year is available here.

Any student entering grades Kindergarten -12 whose family’s income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines is eligible to apply for the Low-Income EdChoice Scholarship unless they are eligible for the traditional EdChoice or Cleveland Scholarship.

Q2: How do I know if my child is eligible for a state-funded Autism Scholarship?

A: Students ages 3-22 identified as being eligible for special education services in the autism category and who have a current individual education plan (IEP) from the district where they live are eligible for an Autism Scholarship. All parties to the student’s IEP, both parents and district staff, must be in agreement with the IEP.

Students who have received a high school diploma are not eligible to receive an Autism Scholarship.

More information about the Autism Scholarship can be found here.

Q3: How do I know if my child is eligible for a Peterson Special Needs Scholarship?

A: Students identified as being eligible for special education services and who have a current individual education plan (IEP) from the district where they live are eligible for a Peterson Scholarship. All parties to the student’s IEP, both parents and district staff, must be in agreement with the IEP.

Students who have received a high school diploma are not eligible to receive a Peterson Scholarship.

More information about the Peterson Scholarship can be found here.

Q4: Are students living in the Cleveland eligible for an EdChoice Scholarship?

A: No. Students that reside in the Cleveland Municipal School District have a separate scholarship program. Cleveland students in grades kindergarten -12 are eligible to receive a Cleveland Scholarship.

More information about the Cleveland Scholarship Program can be found here.

Q5: Do I need permission from my local school district to apply for a scholarship for my child?

A: No.

Q1: Who can enroll in a charter school?

A: Any student in grades kindergarten -12 that is eligible to enroll in a public school district is eligible to enroll in a public charter school. Not all charter schools serve all grade levels. Some charter schools specialize in serving certain types of students. We recommend that you contact charter schools directly to discuss whether a school is right for your child.

Q2: How do I find a charter school near me?

A: A searchable directory of charter schools is available here.

Q3: Do I need permission from my local school district to enroll my child in a charter school?

A: No.

Q1: What is open enrollment?

A: In Ohio open enrollment is an education option that permits a student to enroll in a school district other than the district where they live. There is no tuition for students attending school under open enrollment.

Each spring districts decide whether they will accept students through open enrollment. Districts can decide to accept students from any Ohio district, only accept students from contiguous districts or decline to participate in the open enrollment program.

A list of districts participating in open enrollment is available here.