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 14,000 EdChoice scholarships to eligible students.
Students currently attending a public school in the Columbus district that has been rated in Academic Emergency or Academic Watch for two of the past three years are eligible to apply. Public school students attending a school in their Columbus district that will be assigned to such a school in the upcoming school year are also eligible to apply. Students currently attending a charter/community school whose home school is an eligible school on the list are also eligible to apply. Students who are currently attending a private participating school such as Sunrise Academy or are home schooled are not eligible to apply.
For more information, including a list of participating public and private schools, please visit the Ohio Department of Education website at http://www.ode.state.oh.us and search for EdChoice Voucher Program.