Since first launched in New Orleans in 2008 and expanded statewide in 2012, the Louisiana Scholarship Program has helped thousands of Louisiana families choose a school that best fits their children.
Success Stories/Voices For Choice
Educational choice works for Louisiana families. More than 8,600 students currently benefit from the Louisiana Scholarship Program, Tuition Donation Credit Program and School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities, which serves students with disabilities.
With strong demand for school choice, parents continue to show overwhelming satisfaction with the program for the seventh straight year, with 93 percent of parents reporting they are satisfied with their child’s academic progress. Nearly all parents report their child feels safe and happy in their current scholarship school, thanks to the ability to choose the school that best fits their child’s individual learning needs.
My daughter is a fifth grade honor roll student. My son is a first grade honor roll student. Both are involved in extracurricular activities on campus as well.
It’s important for our kids to get a good Christian education. When I was younger, my daughter went to Westminster Christian Academy, and I felt that school was so much better than the public schools because she got a better education.
I have two great nieces that I adopted as youngsters that attend Family Worship Christian Academy. They have gone through so much and I just wanted them to be in a safe school.
I have a daughter in first grade. Last year we didn’t get the scholarship, so she ended up in public school and it was a big difference.
School choice means everything to me and my family. It means that we actually get a choice at getting the school that I want my children to go to and know that there going to succeed.
School choice has been a game-changer for us. Oh my gosh. My grandparents didn’t get to go to school. They were still on a plantation with my dad. He only received part of a high school education. My mom and I graduated from high school the same year.
I intend for my kids to grow up in this school through second grade. We wouldn’t be able to do that wiould the Lousiana Scholarship Programs. I am thankful that those programs exist to make Weatherford a reality for me and my family.
The truth remains that most low-income families cannot afford to send their kids to pre-school, but scholarships provide them with that opportunity.
There’s no greater joy than seeing students you’ve taught go on to become successful, contributing citizens.
I have attended St. Mary’s Academy since I was four years old in their Pre-K program. I can personally say that my experience at the school has been amazing.
I am a parent and teacher at Weatherford Academy in Louisiana. I have known about Weatherford for a long time. While I was working at previous schools I would always hear about how great of a school Weatherford Academy was.
St. Mary’s Academy has a strong relationship with their families; the administration and teachers are wonderful, and my kids have a lot of friends.
Tyrik McWilliams is a University of Louisiana at Monroe student and football player. He tells the story of how the Louisiana Scholarship Program allowed him to leave an uninspiring public school and enroll in St. Frederick High School in Monroe.
Megan and Brandon Stewart
Megan and Brandon Stewart found academic success and personal fulfillment at Lutheran High School in Metairie, La., thanks to their mother’s wise choice and the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
Kaila Johnson, Lutheran High School valedictorian and Louisiana Scholarship Program participant, discusses the importance of school choice in her life.
The teachers at Good Shepherd did not allow Donny to fall in the cracks. They stayed on him, each teacher. It was a communication between parent and teacher the whole time, even with the administration. And that’s one thing that I admire the most.
School choice is powerful. Being able to choose the school that works best for you and allows you to thrive is one of the best decisions anyone can make for their child.
Some families don’t get the chance due to monetary situations. In that sense, it isn’t fair, but it is also how life is. It is also why I’m so grateful for the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which graciously gives people like me a fighting chance.
What if your child had to go to school every day and be bullied each and every day?
Success at St. Mary’s Academy
Instead of experiencing the negatives associated with a failing school, Logan had the opportunity to grow from very young.
A Grandmother’s Story
“The scholarship program is a blessing for all kids, not just my grandkids. It is a better education. It’s a choice they have.”
The Stone Family
“They’re more confident in their social, academic and cognitive skills. Even in the way they are taught – their math, their reading, just everything!”
“At Good Shepherd I was able to meet people who helped me prepare for college. They are helping me, not only in school, but also in life. I’m becoming a better person.”
Stacean Patterson | St. Benedict the Moor
St. Benedict the Moor’s Stacean Patterson loves the school’s service learning projects.
Jalen believes in herself, thanks to Louisiana Scholarship Program
“Thank you for making it possible for me to get a great education and believe in myself.”
Scholarship Program Success Story | Lutheran HS Valedictorian Jessica Waddell
Lutheran High School valedictorian Jessica Waddell thanks her mother who insisted she enroll at Lutheran High School.
My son is once again excited about going to school
“The proof is in the pudding. They’re excelling in all areas.”
High school senior says college is in her future
“ I never thought I would go to a four-year college. Now thanks to Lutheran’s great teachers and the scholarship program, I know that I will go to college.”
New Orleans family successfully working toward their tomorrow
Shermekia Bonnee Always Knew there was a Better School for Her Child
A Way was Made for Joseph
“I just couldn’t believe that this opportunity was here. A way was made for Joseph”
Prospers find a safe haven for their son Genesis
“The Louisiana Scholarship Program gives parents a choice of where they can send their kids.”