One of our greatest challenges at New Horizons is that we are a non-profit organization, which means that we have to raise funding for ourselves. Being tuition based helps us operate our school, however it also creates a burden on our families that wish to attend our school.
In the past state funds were not available to private schools, but with recent legislation funds our now available to offset our tuition rates. There are two different options families can choose; need based and school choice based. These two different scholarship programs offered through the state of Nevada can help families with up to $7,755.00 off of our tuition.
At New Horizons we believe every child deserves the best education, and we want to help in any way we can to help them achieve this goal of a program that best fits their needs. Please find the links listed below for the programs that are offered, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
School Choice Senate Bill 302
SB 302 allows for students who attend public or charter schools to apply for up to $5,500 in scholarships to be used toward a private school education of their choice.
This scholarship program requires that your child be enrolled in public or charter school 100 days prior to applying for this scholarship program. http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/SchoolChoice/Home/
Nevada Education Choice Scholarship Grant Program (AB 165)
This is the scholarship that is need-based and can give parents up to $7,755 in state funds to attend private schools. The Educational Choice Scholarship is available for those parents who make under 300% of the poverty line. For a family of 4 that is just over $72,000 for this fiscal year. http://www.doe.nv.gov/Private_Schools/Nevada_Choice_Scholarship_Program/