The McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The Florida Department of Education offers the McKay Scholarship to students whose educational needs are not met through the public school they currently attend.  By matching the student’s needs with the best possible educational setting, each student will learn to the utmost of their abilities  The McKay Scholarship offers thousands of scholarships yearly to students with documented disabilities, from minor speech impediments to life-threatening diseases.  If your child has or is eligible for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Accommodation Plan, he or she is likewise eligible for the McKay Scholarship.  Last year alone, the McKay Scholarship aided over 26,000 Florida students in finding their perfect Orlando private school setting.


Lake Forrest Preparatory School is available to meet the needs of your child, no matter how great or small.  With the McKay Scholarship, fees will be lessened to ensure your child is properly educated at our Orlando private school.  Here is a brief overview of program eligibility.


If your child has attended a Florida public school during the October and February FTE weeks; or if your child was enrolled and reported for FTE funding by the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind; or if your child received Specialized Instructional Services (SIS) during the previous school year and has a current IEP; or if your child is a dependent of a member of the United States Armed Forces who transferred to Florida within the last school year and the parent sends record of notification at least 60 days before the first scholarship payment, then he or she is eligible for the McKay Scholarship. For a full list of requirements, visit the Florida School Choice website at or contact the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice (IEPC) at 1-(800)-447-1636 with any questions regarding eligibility.

Lake Forrest Preparatory School is an Orlando private school where your child will receive an education tailored to suit his or her needs.  For more information about the advantages of a private education and to enroll your child today, visit our website, or call us at (407) 331-5144.

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