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North Carolina

North Carolina has 2 private school choice programs.

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    North Carolina – Opportunity Scholarships


    North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarships program was enacted in 2013 and launched in 2014. It provides private school vouchers to children of low-income households. Families can use these school vouchers to pay for tuition, transportation, equipment, and other necessary private school expenses. Learn more about this program’s eligibility requirements, rules, and regulations on this page.
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    North Carolina – Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities


    This North Carolina school voucher program was enacted in 2013 and launched in 2014. Students with qualifying special needs are eligible to receive school vouchers, which are awarded by semester, rather than school year. Families may use vouchers to pay private school tuition or homeschool services. Learn more about the program’s participation rates, funding, rules, and more on this page.
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‘We Exist’: One Public School Teacher and Board Member’s Journey Advocating for School Choice

When many people think of school choice, they think of programs that help students who live in struggling areas where the public schools are not always the best choice for a successful education. Loudoun County, Virginia however, is not one of those counties.   The county schools are exceptional. The district boasts graduation rates one […]
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The School Voucher Audit

Read this report for a program-by-program breakdown of school voucher costs and savings.

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How School Vouchers Work

Private school vouchers can help certain families send their children to private schools that best meet their educational needs. How do these programs work, how are they funded, and how do they benefit children and families? Watch this helpful video to answer all these questions and more.

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