School Choice Scholarship

The School Choice Scholarship (voucher) provides tuition support from the State of Indiana so parents may choose the educational setting that is best for their child’s needs. To be eligible for a School Choice Scholarship, students enrolling in kindergarten through grade twelve, must meet one of the seven “Tracks to Eligibility” and also meet the specified “Income Eligibility Guidelines”. See these guidlines below.

The School Choice Scholarship application process will begin March 1, 2019, and the application deadline will be September 1, 2019. In order to qualify, a student must first be registered and accepted at Flaget Elementary. Once accepted, if you believe your student will qualify, you can submit your 2018 tax return for review.

Application Process

If you meet ONE of the Tracks to Eligibility AND you meet the specified Income Guideline, contact our secretary, Dani Nowaski, for an application. We will submit the application to the State of Indiana Department of Education and notify you of your acceptance. Should there be more applicants in a particular grade level than what our class size can hold, a lottery, in accordance with the State of Indiana’s guidelines, will be held on June 1st to determine who receives the Choice Scholarship Awards.

Tracks to Eligibility

  1. Continuing Choice Scholarship Student – The student received a Choice Scholarship (CS) in a school year that immediately precedes the year for which the student is applying. The student must meet or be below the 200% Income Guideline.

  2. Previous Choice Scholarship Student – The student received a CS in a school year that does not immediately precede the year for which the student is applying. The student must meet or be below the 150% Income Guideline.

  3. Previous SGO Award – The student received an SGO Scholarship in a preceding year, including one that does not immediately precede the year for which the student is applying. The student must meet or be below the 150% Income Guideline.

  4. Special Education – The student has a disability that requires special education. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Service Plan (ISP) has been developed for the student. The student must meet or be below the 200% Income Guideline.

  5. “F” Public School – The student would be required to attend a specific public school based on their residence that has been assigned an “F” grade. The student must meet or be below the 150% Income Guideline.

  6. Two Semesters in a Public School – The student was enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12 in a public school in Indiana for at least 2 semesters immediately preceding the year for which the student is applying. The student must meet or be below the 150% Income Guideline.

  7. Sibling – The sibling of a newly applying student received either a Choice Scholarship or an SGO Scholarship in a preceding school year, including a school year that does not immediately precede the school year for which the student is applying. The student must meet or be below the 150% Income Guideline.

2019- 2020 Income Guidelines



Household

1

2

3

4

5

+ Family Member

100% Guideline

90% Scholarship

Income Limit

$23,107.00

$31,284.00

$39,461.00

$47,638.00

$55,815.00

+$8,177.00

150% Guideline

50% Scholarship

Income Limit

$34,660.00

$46,925.00

$59,191.00

$71,456.00

83,722.00

+$12,265.00

200% Guideline

50% Scholarship*

Income Limit

$46,213.00

$62,567.00

$78,921.00

$95,275.00

$111,629.00

+$16,354.00

Note: Income levels are determined in accordance with the Income Verification Rules document available at www.doe.in.gov/choice.

*200% Guideline only applies to Student Eligibility Tracks 1 and 4, as indicated above.