North Central Ohio Parents — You now have a choice!

Parents living in North Central Ohio now have more options than ever before for their child’s education!

How does school choice work?

School Choice allows public education funds to follow students to the schools or services that best fit their needs — whether that’s to a public school, private school, charter school or any other learning environment parents choose for their children.

Do I qualify for a scholarship?

  • If you child is currently assigned to an under-performing school in North Central Ohio (see list) you can apply for an Ohio EdChoice Scholarship to attend a faith-based school of your choice.

  • If your family’s household income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, you could be eligible for an Ohio EdChoice Expansion Scholarship. Income-based scholarships are available to all families regardless to what district they are assigned.

  • If your child is on an Individualized Education Program (IEP), he/she is likely able qualify for a Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship. Learn More »

  • If your student has been identified by their public school district as a child with Autism and has an IEP, you child may qualify for the Ohio Autism Scholarship Program. Learn More »

How much is my child’s scholarship?

The current EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion Scholarship amounts are: $4,650 for grades K-8 and $6,000 for grades 9-12.

The John Peterson and Autism Scholarships may provide up to $27,000 for tuition and services.

Why does choice make a difference?

Not every school is the same. School Choice allows parents to choose an educational program that is the right fit for their child. That could be their local public school or a parochial/private school.



in Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox and Morrow Counties are on the Ohio Department of Education list of
underperforming schools.


Parochial & Private Schools

including elementary, middle, and high schools accept EdChoice Scholarship applicants.


How it works?

Applying to attend an private or parochial school for the first time? It is important to know that each school has its own admission standards that students and their families must meet to be accepted.

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