FLVS Courses for Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Recipients
Here at Florida Virtual School, we want ALL students to have access to our amazing selection of more than 140 courses. Our students come to FLVS from many different backgrounds and for many different reasons, and there is something for everyone!
We understand that Florida Virtual School families value choice and opportunity when it comes to their children’s education and we make it our goal to provide it.
We work with all of the School Choice programs in Florida and the districts to make sure students have access to high-quality digital learning.
Today, we want to talk about the opportunity that students receiving the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship have with FLVS.
Did you know that recipients of the FTC can take up to two FLVS courses each school year?
If the student is enrolled in a private school that accepts the tax credit scholarship or is using the award to attend a public school outside his/her designated district, FLVS can be a part of his/her education as well!
The Florida Legislature created the tax credit scholarship in 2001 to serve low-income students. The annual scholarship is an income-based program providing up to $5,272 to assist with tuition at participating private schools or $500 to help with transportation costs to out-of-county public schools. Courses taken at FLVS (up to two a year) do not affect or reduce the scholarship.
To learn more about the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, please visit the Florida Department of Education’s School Choice site.
If you know someone on the FTC scholarship, or someone thinking about it, make sure you tell him/her that FLVS can be a part of his/her education too!
Scholarship Funding Organizations approved to administer the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program and the Personal Learning Scholarship Account Program include Step up For Students and the A.A.A. Scholarship Foundation. Learn more about these organizations here.
Post by Holly Sagues, Former Executive Director of Governmental Affairs & Strategic Solutions