Starting today parents can begin applying for the statewide voucher program. It's expected many private, parochial and Christian schools will participate.


These schools are participating:

  • Evangel Christian Academy will accept 80 students in the fall.
  • 20 in Kindergarten; 5 in 1st-4th grades; 10 in 7th, 8th, & 9th grades; and 5 in 10th & 11th grades
  • University Christian Preparatory
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School will accept 4 students in 1st & 2nd grades

Applications are available today online and at participating schools. The deadline to apply is June 29th. The Louisiana Department of Education will identify scholarship recipients no later than July 31st.

To be eligible, a child must have been enrolled in a C, D or F school during the 2011-2012 school year. Students must also be a resident of Louisiana and meet income requirements.

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