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America’s School Choice Programs by Dates Enacted and Launched

America’s School Choice Programs by Dates Enacted and Launched

The table below details when every private school choice program in the nation to date was enacted and launched. You can sort the table by state, program name, program type, date enacted, or date launched.

For more information on an individual state or program, simply click the links within the table. For our School Choice in America Dashboard, which includes an interactive map and table showing eligibility, participation, and funding data for private school choice programs, click here.

 

StateProgram NameProgram TypeDate EnactedDate Launched
AL
Education Scholarship Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2013
2013
AL
Accountability Act of 2013 Parent-Taxpayer Refundable Tax Credits
Individual Tax Credit
2013
2013
AR
Succeed Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities
Voucher
2015
2016
AZ
Original Individual Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
1997
1997
AZ
Low-Income Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2006
2006
AZ
Lexie's Law for Disabled and Displaced Students Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2009
2009
AZ
Empowerment Scholarship Accounts
Education Savings Account
2011
2011
AZ
"Switcher" Individual Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2012
2012
CO
Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program
Voucher
2011
2011
DC
Opportunity Scholarship Program
Voucher
2004
2004
FL
John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program
Voucher
1999
1999 (Expanded: 2000)
FL
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2011
2011
FL
Gardiner Scholarship Program
Education Savings Account
2014
2014
GA
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
Voucher
2007
2007
GA
Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2008
2008
IA
Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit
Individual Tax Credit
1987
1987
IA
School Tuition Organization Tax Credit
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2006
2006
IL
Invest in Kids Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2017
2018
IL
Tax Credits for Educational Expenses
Individual Tax Credit
1999
2000
IN
School Scholarship Tax Credit
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2009
2010
IN
Choice Scholarship Program
Voucher
2011
2011
IN
Private School/Homeschool Deduction
Individual Tax Deduction
2011
2011
KS
Tax Credit for Low Income Students Scholarship Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2014
2015
LA
Louisiana Scholarship Program
Voucher
2008
2008
LA
Elementary and Secondary School Tuition Deduction
Individual Tax Deduction
2008
2008
LA
School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities
Voucher
2010
2011
LA
Tuition Donation Rebate Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2012
2012
MD
Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST)
Voucher
2016
2016
ME
Town Tuitioning Program
Voucher
1873
1873
MN
Education Deduction
Individual Tax Deduction
1955
1955
MN
K–12 Education Credit
Individual Tax Credit
1997
1998
MS
Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia Program
Voucher
2012
2012
MS
Nate Rogers Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Programs
Voucher
2013
2013
MS
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Program
Education Savings Account
2015
2016
MT
Tax Credits for Contributions to Student Scholarship Organizations
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2015
2015
OH
Educational Choice Scholarship Program
Voucher
2005
2006
NC
Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities
Voucher
2013
2014
NC
Opportunity Scholarships
Voucher
2013
2014
NH
Education Tax Credit Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2012
2013
NHTown Tuitioning Program
Voucher
2017
2017
NV
Educational Choice Scholarship Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2015
2015
NV
Education Savings Account
Education Savings Account
2015
2016
OH
Cleveland Scholarship Program
Voucher
1995
1996
OH
Autism Scholarship Program
Voucher
2003
2004
OH
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Voucher
2011
2012
OH
Income-Based Scholarship Program
Voucher
2013
2013
OK
Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Voucher
2010
2010
NCPersonal Education Savings Accounts
ESA
2017
2018
OK
Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarships
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2011
2013
PA
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2001
2001
PA
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2012
2012
RI
Tax Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Organizations
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2006
2007
SC
Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2013
2014
SC
Refundable Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children
Individual Tax Credit
2015
2015
SD
Partners in Education Tax Credit Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2016
2016
TN
Individualized Education Account Program
Education Savings Account
2015
2015
UT
Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Program
Voucher
2005
2005
VA
Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program
Tax-Credit Scholarship
2012
2013
VT
Town Tuitioning Program
Voucher
1869
1869
WI
Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Voucher
1990
1990
WI
Parental Private School Choice Program (Racine)
Voucher
2011
2011
WI
Parental Choice Program (Statewide)
Voucher
2013
2013
WI
K–12 Private School Tuition Deduction
Individual Tax Deduction
2013
2014
WI
Special Needs Scholarship Program
Voucher
2015
2016

 

Suggested Citation: “America’s School Choice Programs by Dates Enacted and Launched,” EdChoice, last modified Aug. 31, 2016, https://www.edchoice.org/school-choice/enacted-and-launched-table.

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