• Hope Scholarship Program for Students

    Information for Parent/Guardians

     

    General Information:  House Bill 7055 established the Hope Scholarship Program to provide the parent of a public school student who was subjected to an incident listed below an opportunity to report the incident and request a transfer of the student to another public school, other than the one to which is assigned, or to request a scholarship for the student to enroll in and attend an eligible private school, in accordance with the rules of the State Board of Education (6A-6.0951, F.A.C.) and with Brevard Public Schools’ School Board Policy 7120.  Eligible incidents include battery; harassment; hazing; bullying; kidnapping; physical attack; robbery; sexual offenses, harassment, assault or battery; threat or intimidation; or fighting at school as defined by the department in accordance with section 1006.09(6), Florida Statutes.

     

    Eligibility Requirements: Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, a student enrolled in a Florida public school in kindergarten through grade 12 is eligible for a scholarship under this program if the student reported an incident of battery; harassment; hazing; bullying; kidnapping; physical attack; robbery; sexual offenses, harassment, assault or battery; threat or intimidation; or fighting at school as defined by the department in accordance with section 1006.09(6), Florida Statutes.

     

    How to Apply:   

    • Private School Requests:  Parents may find more information regarding the HOPE Scholarship program by visiting the Step Up for Students organization website using the link below.   The parent must apply for the HOPE Scholarship prior to withdrawing the student from the public school.

               https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/hope/how-the-scholarship-works/

     

    • Public School Requests:  Parents will complete the following document in order to process their public school request: Public Intent and fax a copy of the  Hope Scholarship Notification Form completed by the school to (321) 632-6139 attention Sherri Hayes. 

     

    Transportation: For students that attend a public or private school on the Hope Scholarship in Brevard County, the student’s parents are responsible for provision of transportation. A parent who chooses to enroll his or her child in a public school located outside the district in which the student resides (outside of Brevard County) shall be eligible for a scholarship to transport the student.

     

    Public Schools Open to the Hope Scholarship for  2018/2019 School Year:

    Brevard Public Schools closes selected public schools to Hope Scholarship requests based on the building capacity at the school and class size at each grade level.  Each school in Brevard County is reviewed and updated periodically for these factors to determine which public schools are available as a Hope Scholarship choice.  Based on these calculations, the following public schools currently have space available to consider approval of your child to attend the school using a Hope Scholarship beginning August 10, 2018.  If you request one of these schools for your child, there is still further consideration that is made as the request is reviewed to assure that the requested school has the ability to accommodate your child’s needs as stated on their Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan. Parents must request one (or more) of the following schools in order for your child to be considered for a Hope Scholarship to that school.

     

    These Schools are Currently Open to Consideration of Hope Scholarship Student Applicants for 2018-2019 school year:

    Elementary:  

    Andersen

    Audubon

    Cambridge

    Cape View

    Lewis Carroll   

    Columbia

    Coquina

    Dr. W.J. Creel

    Croton

    Discovery

    Endeavour

    Enterprise

    Golfview

    Gemini           

    Harbor City

    Holland

    Imperial Estates

    Jupiter

    Lockmar

    Longleaf

    Meadowlane Intermediate

    Meadowlane Primary

    MILA

    Mims

    Oak Park

    Ocean Breeze

    Palm Bay

    Pinewood

    Port Malabar

    Roosevelt

    Sabal

    Saturn

    Sea Park

    Sherwood

    Sunrise

    Surfside

    Tropical

    University Park

    Westside

    Williams

     

    Secondary:

    Astronaut HS 

    Bayside HS    

    Central MS

    Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. HS

    Cocoa  Jr./Sr HS

    Eau Gallie HS

    Heritage HS   

    Jackson MS

    Jefferson MS  

    Johnson MS

    Kennedy MS

    Madison MS

    McNair MS    

    Merritt Island  HS

    Palm Bay Magnet HS

    Satellite HS

    Southwest MS

    Stone Magnet MS

    Titusville HS

     

    * All schools listed above are open depending on the seats available based on class size amendment at each grade level/subject.

     

    If you have any questions regarding to the HOPE Scholarship Program, please call 321-633-1000 ext. 505. 

     

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