Parkersburg Academy IS an education provider with the Hope Scholarship.
~ The Hope Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity to help fund private education for your child. If you meet the criteria, you will receive approximately $4,000!! The amount for the current year is $4,290 but will fluctuate annually.
~ Hope funds may be used for approved students in grades K-12, age 5, by July 1st, to age 21. Funds may not be used for college.
The current criteria to be approved for Hope Scholarship funds:
~ The student must be living in the state of West Virginia
~ The student is entering Kindergarten for the upcoming school year (age 5 by July 1st), OR
~ The student is currently enrolled in West Virginia Public School and wishes to change to private school / homeschooling.
~ There is a caveat that if a child is enrolled in public school (virtual or in-person) for 45 calendar days, they can then apply for the Hope scholarship.
Application Window March 1st – May 15th
Do not miss the window!
Steps to take:
Incoming Kindergarten Students: (Age 5 by July 1st, a 6-year-old may attend Kindergarten)
Current Public School Students:
45 Day Rule
Within a school year - If a student attends public school (virtual or in-person) for 45 calendar days, they become eligible for receiving Hope Scholarship funds. They may apply at any time for Hope Scholarship and are not limited to the Application Window.
They MUST stay enrolled in public school until they receive their Approval Letter stating they have been granted Hope funds.
Once your student has been awarded Hope Funds, they can receive them annually after that. As long as they reside in the State of West Virginia. You must re-enroll annually and verify your address. The window for Re-Enrollment is February 15th - May 15th.
Wood County BOE Requests that you include your Email address and phone number on the form.
Please take the NOI to your WV County of residence BOE office in person between March 1st and May 1st to ensure having a WVEIS # issued in time to apply during the Application Window.
A wonderful resource for information on Facebook is West Virginia Families United for Education. This group was established for the sole purpose of helping parents and providers navigate the details of this program. Jamie Buckland is wonderful and will respond to your questions. Look up the group on Facebook.