The Douglas County Choice Scholarship program is the country’s first district-created, nearly universal school voucher program. The program, which is authorized by the public school district, was enacted and launched in 2011. The Colorado Supreme Court ruled the program unconstitutional in June 2015. The ruling has been submitted for review by the Supreme Court of the United States, where a petition for certiori has been pending since October, 2015. In response to delay at the high court resulting from the untimely death of Justice Scalia, the Douglas County school board created a revised voucher program that excludes religious schools. That program is set to begin in the fall of 2016. Learn more about the program’s details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, legal history and more.