Every child is unique, and they all learn in their own way and at their own speed. What happens to work for one kid won’t necessarily work for every child. If the local brick-and-mortar public school isn’t able to meet your child’s educational needs, there are other options out there for you. As more school choice options become available in PA, hopefully more and more schools will work to improve their educational offerings.
Maybe you live in a school district that isn’t the best. Or maybe your child has had problems with bullying, peer pressure, or gossip at their current school. So, you may be asking yourself, “Is there school choice in PA?” The straightforward answer is yes — you can select the school that your child attends in Pennsylvania. These rules differ from state to state. There are many different public-school alternatives that you can explore.
Additionally, through open enrollment, students are able to attend schools that are outside of the district they reside in, as long as it’s approved by the district that’s receiving them. And if you want your child to attend private school but can’t quite afford it, you may be able to apply for a scholarship tax credit program. Eligible students must have a household income that falls below the statutory income limit. And they must live in or be assigned to one of the lowest-achieving schools in the state, under 15%.