When a child struggles with reading—or scores a Level 1 or 2 on the statewide reading test—parents tend to fear the worst.
Fortunately, there are resources available to help parents cover any extra instruction needed to bring their child’s reading skills up to par. Florida is the first state to provide parents with Reading Scholarship Accounts that can be used for instructional materials, tutoring, summer reading and after-school programs designed to improve your student’s literacy skills.
If your child is in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, attends a public school and scored a Level 1 or 2 on the grade 3 or 4 statewide reading test, your child could be eligible for a Reading Scholarship valued at $500.
These Reading Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis, with special priority given to students who come from non-English speaking homes and backgrounds. Parents can learn more about the application process by visiting Step Up for Students and reviewing the Reading Scholarship Handbook.
Parents can also learn if their child is eligible for the Reading Scholarship and many other K-12 Scholarship Programs by taking our free survey, where you can download your child’s personalized results. Other K-12 programs your child could be eligible for include high-quality public school choice options, special needs scholarships, scholarships for lower-income families, and scholarships for students who have experienced bullying or harassment at a public school.
Available K-12 Scholarship Programs include:
The survey is easy, short and free. Visit https://mychoicesinedfl.org/take-the-survey/ to take the survey today and download your child’s personalized report.