Indiana School Choice Scholarships

Indiana School CHOICE Scholarship

The Indiana School CHOICE Scholarship program is a State of IN Department of Education fund that provides partial tuition payment for eligible families who have been accepted to and enrolled in Highland Christian School.  State payments are based on residential address, household income, and the number of people living in a household.  The scholarship dollar amount will be 90% of the per-child State dollars paid to the public school district in which the qualified student resides.  Parents are responsible to pay the difference between the CHOICE Scholarship and the actual billed charges.

Am I Eligible for a CHOICE Scholarship?

Families must apply, be accepted to, and enrolled in Highland Christian School PRIOR to applying for a CHOICE Scholarship.  Once enrolled, families must schedule an appointment with the CHOICE Scholarship Administrator at HCS to apply.  Families must bring physical documentation of and provide copies of the supporting documents required by the State of Indiana.

If you are a resident of Indiana and your family meets the financial eligibility requirements, your child/children may be eligible to apply.  Find out if they are eligible by visiting the IN Department of Education here.

**You will need to provide a copy of your 2021 tax return or proof of current income along with current proof of address at the time of application.**

When do I apply for a CHOICE Scholarship?

The application must be completed between May 1 and the start of the new school year.

HCS Lottery Process Policy

If Highland Christian School were to receive a number of Choice Scholarship applicants that exceeds the possible number of Choice Scholarship places that Highland Christian School can successfully accommodate, then Highland Christian School would conduct a random drawing of eligible Choice Scholarship students who meet admission standards and have been accepted for enrollment at Highland Christian School.  This drawing would be held at a public meeting.

Highland Christian School’s admission policy includes priority enrollment as follows:

  1. Returning students
  2. Siblings of returning students
  3. Supporting Church members
  4. Students coming from another protestant Christian School
  5. New Students

Prospective Students must be enrolled at Highland Christian School and a Choice Scholarship Application must be completed by July 15 to be considered for the lottery.

If required, the Lottery will be held on the last Monday of July.

Want to talk?

If you have any questions about eligibility or qualifying for a School CHOICE Scholarship, or would like to set up an appointment to apply for a School CHOICE Scholarship, please contact our CHOICE Scholarship Administrator, Lisa Long at (219)838-0356 ext. 168 or [email protected].