Ohio Ed-choice

Click the appropriate link below for your 2017-2018 EdChoice Forms:

New Scholarship Request Forms

Scholarship Renewal

EdChoice Income Verification form - This form must be mailed to the address listed on page 2 of the application.

How to complete the Income Verification form

Federal Poverty Guidelines

Income Requirement for Renewal Expansion Students

Transfer Form

There are two options available this year:

1. EdChoice Scholarship - Your student(s) may qualify for an EdChoice scholarship through House Bill 530.            

Eligibility for EdChoice Scholarship:

  • Your child is entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Public school students attending a school in their resident district who will be assigned to one of the designated public schools for the upcoming school year are also eligible to apply. 
  • Students currently attending a charter/community school whose assigned home school is an eligible school on our list are also eligible to apply.
  • Students eligible to enter kindergarten for the upcoming school year, and are assigned to one of the designated public schools are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The EdChoice family will be responsible for the difference in the EdChoice scholarship and GCA's tuition, unless your family qualifies for low income status with EdChoice (below 200% of the Federal Povery Guidelines). In order to qualify, you will need to fill out the EdChoice Income Verification Form and return all required documents directly to them for processing. The EdChoice family is also responsible for all fees including application, student and testing fees.  

2. EdChoice Expansion Scholarship 

Eligibility for EdChoice Expansion Scholarship:

  • Your child is entering kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade for the 2016-2017 school year.  
  • Your family is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
  • Your child is NOT assigned to a "designated school" on our list.  If they attend a designated  school, please apply for the EdChoice Scholarship.

Families applying for the Expansion Scholarship must have their income verified by the EdChoice Office. The EdChoice family is also responsible for all fees including application, student and testing fees.

For more detailed information click here.

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OTH OPTIONS require the student(s) being accepted by Gahanna Christian Academy including submitting all the forms and fees. Information can be found on the enrollment section of our GCA website. In addition to GCA's requirements, they must submit the following: 

  • The completed EdChoice Scholarship Application – to GCA
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate – to GCA
  • Copy of current utility bill in parents name at your residential address – to GCA
  • Copy of the income Verification Form.  Complete the Income Verification Form, gather all supporting income documents (see list on form), and mail to the address listed on the form by the listed deadline to substantiate your income. EdChoice staff must verify your income to qualify for low income status, not the school. DO NOT submit the Income Verification Form to GCA.  

EdChoice students must meet all Gahanna Christian Academy’s admission requirements. 

If you have any questions, please email Cheryll Haugen at Chaugen@ourgca.com

Please check back here in February for a list of eligible schools.