I just applied for the Scholarship Program, what are my next steps?
The process to verify is virtual this year.
Note: you can complete this process on a smartphone as well as a computer.
The following documents are accepted for income verification:
- Most recent Federal Tax Return, total income
- Most recent unemployment compensation statement
- Most recent pension statements
- Most recent Social Security benefits statement
- SNAP Benefits
- Louisiana Purchase Card Budget Sheet or Benefits Statement
The following documents are accepted for residency verification:
- Rental lease agreement or mortgage
- Electricity/Gas Bill
- Telephone Bill (Landline ONLY)
- Cable/Internet Service Bill
- Sewerage/Water Bill
- Current Official Letter from a Government Agency (DSS, DHH)
- Homestead Exemption Notice
- Property Tax Notice
Does my child qualify for a Scholarship?
Your child should apply for a scholarship if he or she is interested in attending a participating Scholarship school. In order to be eligible to receive a Scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
- Your child must be a resident of Louisiana.
- Your child must be either entering kindergarten or enrolled in a public school with a C, D, or F grade on both October 1 and February 1 of the current school year or a continuing Scholarship student
- Your income must be below the figure listed for your household size.
How does the Scholarship program consider students with disabilities?
The Louisiana Department of Education does not consider a student’s disability when assigning students to nonpublic schools. Some nonpublic schools may not offer additional educational services for students with disabilities, but all schools must enroll all students awarded scholarships, regardless of disability. Please reference the school information on the school profile for more information about special education services offered at participating nonpublic schools. Not all nonpublic schools offer special education services and are not required to do so. Please contact the school(s) of your choice before listing them on your child’s application to ensure they are able to meet your child’s needs.
My child currently participates in the Scholarship Program. Should I complete an application?
If your child currently participates in the Scholarship program* and want to remain at their current school, you should not submit an application; current students in non-transitional grades will automatically be re-enrolled if they do not apply to transfer. If you submit an application for your child and they are assigned to a public school choice then they will lose their Scholarship and not be able to transfer back to their Scholarship school if you change your mind. If you submit an application and they are assigned to another Scholarship choice, their Scholarship will transfer to the new school.
What schools are included next year?
|School||Name||Address||Website||Special Education Services||Special Education Services|
|506048||Resurrection of Our Lord School||4861 Rosalia Dr. ,70127||resurrectionrams.org||(504) 243-2257||Speech/language impairment|
|506055||St. Alphonsus School||2001 Constance Street ,70130||stalphonsus.eduk12.net||(504) 523-6594||Speech/language impairment|
|506079||St. Joan of Arc School||919 Cambronne St. ,70118||https://sjaschool.eduk12.net/||(504) 861-2887||Speech/language impairment|
|506087||St. Leo the Great School||1501 Abundance Street 2408 Gen. Taylor St.,70119||N/A||(504) 943-1482||Speech/language impairment|
|506095||St. Mary's Academy||6905 Chef Menteur Blvd., ,70126||www.smaneworleans.com||(504) 245-0200||Speech/language impairment|
|506111||St. Rita School||65 Fontainebleau Dr. ,70125||www.stritanola.org||(504) 866-1777||No Special Education services offered|
|506116||St. Stephen School||1027 Napoleon Avenue ,70115||www.ststephencs.org||(504) 891-1927||Speech/language impairment|
|506122||St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School||5116 Magazine Street ,70115||www.drexelprep.com||(504) 899-6061||No Special Education services offered|
|506157||Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School||1839 Agriculture St. ,70119||https://www.thegoodshepherdschool.org/||(504) 598-9399||No Special Education services offered|
|506159||St. Benedict the Moor||5010 Piety Dr. ,70126||https://sbmschool.org||(504) 2882745||No Special Education services offered|
|621001||McMillian's FIRST Steps CDC/Academy||2601 So. Claiborne Ave. ,70125||mcmillianfirststeps.com||(504) 822-1266||Speech/language impairment|
|626001||St. John Lutheran School||3937 Canal Street ,70119||SJLNO.com||(504) 488-6641||No Special Education services offered|
|872001||Bishop McManus School||13123 I-10 Service Road ,70128||bishopmcmanus.com||(504) 246-5121||Speech/language impairment|
|927001||Life of Christ Christian Academy/Alternative||1851 N Dorgenois St ,70119||www.lifeofchristchristianacademy.com||(504) 945-5778||Developmental delay|
|989001||Light City Christian Academy||6117 St. Claude Avenue ,70117||lightcitynola.com||(504) 277-6828||No Special Education services offered|
|994001||Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans||821 general Pershing st ,70115||ebnola.net||(504) 896-4500||No Special Education services offered|
|9B7001||Hype Academy||7901 Crowder Blvd. ,70127||www.hypeacademy.com||(504) 240-4973||No Special Education services offered|
An important note about this year’s participating Scholarship schools
Participating Scholarship schools are schools that have submitted a notice of intent to the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) to accept new Scholarship students for the 2020-2021 school year. As school performance results become available, the LDE will review the list of Scholarship schools and may determine that some are no longer eligible to accept new students. If you apply to a Scholarship school that is later deemed ineligible, your student will not be placed there.
Additionally, because scholarships are funded through state dollars, there is a possibility that the Legislature will choose to reduce funds to these programs, and if that happens, this would mean that one or more of the schools listed in this application may have fewer seats available to serve new and continuing students.
*Families interested in attending a Scholarship school outside of Orleans Parish should visit LDE.