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Step Up For Students Scholarship Results
Florida Private School and Transportation Scholarships
97,870 students enrolled on the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC)
88,114 students enrolled on Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO)
1,194 students attended a public school other than the one that they were assigned with the help from a transportation scholarship
Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities
69,513 funded scholarship students
Average scholarship about $10,000
More than $500 million in funded scholarships
788 students enrolled
New World’s Reading scholarship
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Educational Choice in Florida
Education choice isn’t just about charter schools or private schools anymore. Education choice is about giving parents a variety of options for their children and that’s where Florida excels.
Today, 1.7 million students in Florida attend schools of choice. Most students select from choice programs in their local school district including open enrollment, magnet schools, International Bachelorette programs and career and professional academies. Of these students 1.2 million are choosing options financed by taxpayers or corporate donors.
Scholarship programs run by Step Up For Students, such as the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, Hope Scholarship, Reading Scholarship, and the Family Empowerment Scholarship, constitute a small but vibrant part of Florida’s changing education landscape.
The Florida Pre-K Through 12 Education Landscape
2018-19 Florida Department of Education data.
*The 2018-19 changing landscape cannot be compared with past years due to changes in Survey data.