John M. McKay Scholarship for Students
with Disabilities Program
By participating in the McKay Scholarship Program, your student may be able to attend a public school in an adjacent district, or receive a scholarship to attend a participating private school.
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 have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan, and:
- Have been enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school for the school year prior to applying for a scholarship (Grades K-12); or
- Have been a pre-kindergarten student who was enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the school year prior to applying for a scholarship; or
- Have attended the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind during the preceding school year's student membership surveys (Grades K012)
To find out if your student is eligible, you may apply for the McKay Scholarship on the School Choice website at www.floridaschoolchoice.org.
To learn more about your child's educational options, please contact the Department of Education, Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice Information Hotline at 1 (800) 447-1636or visit the School Choice website at www.floridaschoolchoice.org and click the McKay Scholarship link.