We accept the following scholarships, but space is limited, and your student’s enrollment should be a good fit for your family and also for CE@WA.
Step Up for Students Scholarships
Step Up For Students provides legislatively authorized K-12 scholarships to give economically disadvantaged families the freedom to choose the best learning options for their children. Click here to learn how the income-based scholarship works.
New families, click here to sign up for the current school year interest list.
Renewal families, click here to apply now for the current school year.
Please note: Children who are in foster care or out-of-home care may apply year-round. Click here to learn more.
The deadline to complete the online application AND submit all required documentation is May 1st, so please apply early. They have a waiting list so you can add your name if you miss the deadline. Once you are on the list, they will also notify you if the application window re-opens later in the year.
Special Needs Scholarships are also available thru Step Up For Students. Click here to for more information and to apply.
John McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program
Florida’s School Choice programs ensure that no child will be left behind by allowing parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program provided over 26,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school. The McKay Scholarships Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school. Click here for more information and to apply.
The McKay Scholarship, created in 1999, was intended for “extra” services (i.e. SSS, ESE, therapy, etc.) for students with disabilities at a public or private school. Now the McKay funds can be used for a student’s tuition at a private school; thus, you may need to pay for these “extra” services for your child to be successful. Parents can expect to pay up to an additional 49% above the scholarship amount
***Students currently holding an IEP or 504 Plan (i.e. learning, physical, behavioral, social), do not apply until you have had contacted the school. Our classrooms have room for only a select number of McKay students each school year. Acceptance is determined by the resources available to best support your student.
Using the online calendar, parents of students with the McKay Scholarship must make an appointment before beginning the enrollment process. Please provide the following documents:
- IEP or 504 Plan (recent) – if N/A then Dr. report
- Report card
- Standardized testing
- Any assessments or evaluations, esp. relating to IEP/504
We follow the direction from the Florida Department of Education. The following school expenses are not covered by McKay:
- Application Fees
- Registration Fees
- Morning Care or After Care
- Field Trip Fees
- Activities/Sports Fees
- Tardy/Late fees
- School Pictures
- Testing Fees
- Therapies of any kind
Our Financial Agreement clearly states the following: I understand that if my child needs professional tutoring, speech/language, physical, occupational, behavioral therapy, or counseling outside of the school and my insurance does not cover it, I will pay the fee(s) to help my child be successful. If required, I will provide monthly documentation of therapy sessions to CE@WA.
AAA Scholarship Foundation (AAA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and state approved Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO) that exclusively serves eligible low-income children through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program which allows any company that pays Florida corporate income tax to redirect up to 100 percent of its tax liability to AAA in order to fund K-12 education scholarships for eligible, low-income children. It costs a company NO extra dollars – the legislature has made it possible for a company to earmark up to 100 percent of its state corporate income tax liability to fund low-income student scholarships.
CE@WA Scholarship – NEW
CE@WA Scholarships will be awarded based on income. Applications will be submitted to the Tuition and Fee Finance Committee for review. The committee will determine the amount of scholarship available to each student. This scholarship is only available to families who may not qualify for any scholarships listed above. Please contact the school office regarding the application process.
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) – NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program is a free educational, high-quality learning opportunity available to all 4-year-old children in the State of Florida. It began as an amendment passed by Florida voters in November 2002, then signed into law in January 2005 with implementation in August 2005. Today, the VPK program is designed to prepare 4-year-olds to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Together, with both local Early Learning Coalitions of Orange and Osceola Counties, 4C provides these services to eligible families.
The VPK program only has two eligibility requirements:
- Child must live in Florida
- Child must be 4-years-old on or before September 1 of the current year
The program is enriched with early learning activities, experiences, and rich curricula standard to fit the children’s developmental needs. Participation is entirely voluntary. Click here to apply.
The VPK students will join CE@WA students for the end of year advancement and annual graduation program in May. A $35 fee graduation cap and gown will fee will be required when enrolled in the VPK program.