Baldwin Oaks Academy is currently in the process of renewing our status with the state for the acceptance of McKay and Step-Up For Students scholarships.

McKay Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school.  The student must also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), and:

  • Have been enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys (Grades K-12); or
  • Have been a pre-kindergarten student who was enrolled and reported for funding in a florida public school during the preceding October and February Florida Education Finanace Program Surveys and was at least 4 years old; or
  • Have attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind during the preceding  October and February Student Membership Surveys (Grades K-12).

If your child does not meet these requirements but has an IEP and is a dependent child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who transfers to a school in Florida from out of state or from a foreign country pursuant to a parent’s permanent change of station orders, the child may be eligible for a McKay Scholarship.

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Step Up For Students Eligibility Requirements

Step Up For Students is an initiative of the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program.  The innovative program provides K-12 education scholarships for qualifying low-income students who are entering kindergarten or first grade or attended public school the previous year.  The scholarships give low-income parents the opportunity to choose the K-12 school that best meets their child’s needs.  The scholarships cover up to $4,106 for private school tuition and books or up to $500 in transportation costs to an out-of -district public school.


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