WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Washington, District of Columbia Federation for Children 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.

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA'S SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS:

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE IN WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA!

Voucher Program - D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Washington, D.C. residents only.

  • Student coming from a household receiving SNAP benefits, or having a family income of up to 185% of the federal poverty line ($49,025 for a family of four in 2021-22) or, for a family already participating in the program, 300% of the poverty line ($79,500 for a family of four in 2021-22).

  • Priority given to students who attend a school identified as one of the lowest-performing schools under the District of Columbia accountability system; were awarded a scholarship in the preceding year; or have a sibling participating in the program.

  • Students from low-income families in other public schools are also eligible.

  • Students currently attending private school are also eligible.

  • Participants may be required to cooperate with the congressionally mandated independent evaluation.

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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