The John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program (McKay Scholarship) is a voucher program offered to students in grades K – 12 who have either an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan that has been written to be valid for a period of greater than 6 months.
Students who are eligible to participate in the McKay Scholarship Program may exercise three options:
· They may exercise the private school option by using a voucher provided by the Florida Department of Education to enroll in a participating private school of the parent’s choice as per the list of approved participating private schools on the Florida School Choice Website.
may exercise the public school option by submitting a McKay Scholarship Program
Public to Public Student Transfer Application to request an assignment to a
public school in their district other than their district assigned school. (Public School Application)
· They may, through an Out-of-County Release, attend a public school in another Florida School District.
How to Apply
|2016-2017 Payment Period|| Payment Due|| Parental Intent Deadline ||Private School Enrollment Deadline ||Attendance Verification Available Online ||Attendance Verification Deadline |
|July 1-Sept 30||September 1|| July 3|| August 2||N/A||N/A|
|Oct 1-Dec 30|| November 1|| September 2|| October 2|| October 3|| October 7|
|Jan 1-Feb 28|| February 1|| December 3|| January 2|| January 4|| January 10|
|March 1-June 30|| April 1|| January 31|| March 2|| March 3|| March 9|