EdChoice Scholarship: Information for Districts

 EDCHOICE STUDENT APPLICATION SYSTEM IS Closed


Public school districts play a crucial role in the application process of the EdChoice Scholarship Program.  Once participating private schools submit EdChoice scholarship applications into the secure online application system, the public school districts review the applications to confirm whether or not the students meet the eligibility criteria.

Each year, a list of designated public schools is posted.  Schools on the current list met one or more of the following conditions:

1) Performance
The school received a Performance Index grade of D or F and a Value-Added (overall) grade      of D or F on both the 2013 and 2014 Ohio School Report Cards; the school did not receive        an overall grade of A or B and Value-Added (overall) grade of A on the 2018 report card.

The school received a Performance Index grade of D or F and Value-Added (overall) grade        of D or F on either the 2013 or 2014 report card; the school received an overall grade of D        or F on the 2018 report card.

2) Graduation
The school serves grades 9-12 and received a Graduation Rate grade of D or F on any two      report cards from 2013, 2014 and 2018. 

3) Lowest 10 percent
The school ranked in the lowest 10 percent of public school buildings on the Performance        Index on the Ohio School Report Cards for any two Performance Index rankings from 2013,      2014 and 2018; the school did not receive an overall grade of A or B on the 2018 report              card. Lowest 10 percent of PI ranking uses the same accountability rules that create the              official PI ranking. Cleveland Municipal schools, community schools and STEM schools not          operated by a district are removed before calculating the 10th percentile.

4) Literacy
The school received a grade of D or F for Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers on the 2014 and          2018 report cards.

5) District Performance 
The school’s public district has an open enrollment policy under which no student in the            grade level is assigned to a specific school building; the district received a Performance              Index grade of D or F and overall Value-Added grade of D or F on the 2013 and 2014 report      cards; and the district received an overall grade of D or F or Value-Added (overall) grade of F      on the 2018 report card.

6) Academic Distress
The school’s public district has an academic distress commission. 

To find out which students are eligible to apply for an EdChoice scholarship, please visit the Am I Eligible? webpage.

Note:  Public school districts do not review EdChoice expansion applications or have access to those applications.


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