Children With Disabilities Scholarship Grants

Program Information

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  • Program Type: Voucher Program, Special Needs Program

Student Participation

  • Student must:
    • Be a child with a disability who requires special education, as documented by the public school IEP
    • Not be placed in a nonpublic school or facility by a public agency at public expense
    • Not be enrolled in a postsecondary institution as a full-time student taking 12 or more hours of academic credit
    • Not be placed in a nonpublic school or facility by a public agency at public expense
    • Not be enrolled in a postsecondary institution as a full-time student taking 12 or more hours of academic credit
  • Student must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Received a Disabilities Grant last year (renewal); or
    • Was a full-time student attending a North Carolina public school or Department of Defense school in North Carolina last spring semester; or
    • Have a parent on full-time active duty with the military; or
    • Be entering kindergarten or 1st grade; or
    • Has lived in North Carolina at least six months
  • Private schools must register with the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE), thus meeting the following criteria:
    • Administer to all students in grades 3, 6, and 9 each school year a nationally standardized achievement test
    • Administer to all grade 11 students a nationally standardized test measuring competency in the verbal and quantitative areas
  • Meet state nondiscrimination policies
  • Home schools must register with the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education, thus meeting the following criteria:
    • Parents/guardians homeschooling their children must hold at least a high school diploma or its equivalent
    • Provide a Notice of Intent to Operate a Home School to DNPE, including the name and address of the school along with the name of the school’s owner and chief administrator and elect to operate as religious or nonreligious
    • Operate on a regular schedule during at least nine calendar months of the year
    • Maintain disease immunization and annual attendance records for each student
    • Have a nationally standardized achievement test administered annually to each student
    • Notify DNPE when the school is no longer in operation

Data Update

Schools Participating
302
2016 Expenditures
$8,102,780

Financial

Scholarship Cap
- $8,000
Enrollment Cap
- None
Program Funding
- $13.1 million for 2018-2019 school year