GEORGIA

The American Federation for Children – Georgia seeks to empower families, especially lower-income families, with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children. We are a project of the American Federation for Children (AFC).

GEORGIA’S SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS:

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE IN GEORGIA!

Tax Credit Scholarship

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Student must have attended public school the previous year or be entering prekindergarten, kindergarten or 1st grade.

Special Needs Voucher Program

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Student must: 
    • Have a parent who was a resident of Georgia for at least one year (exception for military service members as noted below); and
    • Have attended public school the last year; or received preschool special education or related services within the past year; or have a parent who is an active duty military service member stationed in Georgia in the previous year; or be adopted or placed in permanent guardianship from foster care within the previous year; or have previously participated in the program (Note: there is also a one-time exception for the 2021-22 school-year due to COVID-19 where a less than full-year of public school in 2019-20 or 2020-21 school year may be sufficient); and 
    • Have an IEP or have a 504 for most special needs at some point in the year prior to receiving the scholarship.

  • Waivers from one-year school requirement for military dependents and students adopted or placed in permanent guardianship from foster care (see above); discretionary waiver from one-year public school requirement for medical or behavioral need.

AFC BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Our team focuses its time and resources on supporting state-level efforts to provide low-income and middle-income families with access to great schools through private school choice.

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