Sue Scheff: McKay Scholarship – Does Your Child Qualify?

Usually at this time of the year and progress reports are coming out for the first half of the second semester. Parents are reviewing their child’s academic progress and if their school is meeting their needs.

In Florida, the McKay Scholarship is offered to students that may have some difficulties academically where they are attending. 

What is the McKay Scholarship?

The John M. McKay Scholarship Program allows parents of students with disabilities to choose the best learning environment for their children.

The parent of a Florida public school student who is dissatisfied with the student’s progress may request a McKay Scholarship to enroll in and attend a private school or choose another public school that better suits the student’s needs.

Eligible students with disabilities may:

  • Remain at their assigned school
  • Attend another public school
  • Attend a public school in an adjacent district, or
  • Attend a participating private school.


If you would like to apply to the McKay Scholarship, the time is now for 2010.  Begin filing intent here.

To find out more about the McKay Scholarship, click here.

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