The Georgia Private School (Scholarship) Tax Credit Law has created scholarship opportunities for Georgia K-12 elementary, middle, and high school students to receive funding to attend an accredited Georgia private school through student scholarship organizations (SSOs). Generally, the K-12 student must have been enrolled in a Georgia public school for at least 6 weeks before applying. However, if the public elementary, middle, or high school the child is assigned to is identified as a low-performing school, the enrollment and 6-week attendance requirement are waived. What’s your child’s assigned school rating (CCRPI)?
Eligibility for Georgia private school scholarships for public K-12 students is automatic for:
- Qualified to enroll in Pre K, Kindergarten, or first grade
- Was enrolled in public school or homeschooled last year
- Has ever received a scholarship through the program
Waiver of the 6-week public school attendance applies to students who:
- Based on residence, would be assigned to a low-performing school
- Documented cases of physical violence or verbal abuse threatening physical harm
- Homeschooled year prior
- Previously received a scholarship
Scholarship applications will be available from February 1st through December 15th of each year.
Approved Georgia Private School Scholarship Organizations
Families accepted to a private school may be eligible for additional funding with a GOAL Scholarship. The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program does not accept applications directly from parents or guardians. Instead, it is up to one of the GOAL participating schools to recommend a student to receive a GOAL Scholarship.