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Family Stories Our Own Story My Child Was Saved “has inspired a love of learning for a very young child who was paralyzed by the prospect of any teacher interaction and dreaded the thought of stepping foot on school grounds…the ability to make an education choice is crucial for families, and children can be saved …

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Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program

Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program This program, enacted in 2012, offers corporations tax credits for their donations to scholarship organizations that provide private school scholarships. Students meeting eligible zoning and income requirements are able to receive scholarships from those tax credits to help pay for educational expenses. Funding The scholarship organizations determine the amount …

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Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program This program, enacted in 2001,  offers tax credits for corporate contributions to certain nonprofit organizations. These nonprofit organizations then use those donations to provide low and middle income families with educational scholarships. Funding Corporate tax credits are provided for 75% of the contribution, but a 90% credit can be …

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Education Pod

Microschool/Education Pod

Microschool/Education Pod Learning or education pods are organized by parents, either with parents themselves teaching, or hiring an instructor.  They are based on a family’s needs, so might take place in a variety of places such as a home, community center or library meeting room. Microschools are designed by a private organization within a specific …

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Homeschool Pennsylvania Law permits parents to serve as the student’s primary instructor for an at home education. A qualified state evaluator reviews their portfolio annually for compliance.  Many PA based homeschooling organizations are available, and may be themed in various ways, such as religious denominations or special interests. Some homeschooling families participate in a “Homeschool …

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Cyber Charter School

Public Charter/Cyber Charter Schools

Public Charter/Cyber Charter Schools Public charter schools, cyber charter schools, or charter academies are public schools that operate with a greater degree of independence than traditional district schools. Brick and mortar charter schools are approved by their chartering district (in the case of cyber charters by the PDE). These schools may receive more applications than …

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Private School

Private Schools

Private Schools Pennsylvania has more than 3,000 private schools, which can focus in different ways on how to educate their students; classical academies, and religious schools to name just a few, that come in various sizes, locations and costs.  Some students may qualify assistance through the EITC or OSTC programs for private education.

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