Opportunity Scholarship Program
The Opportunity Scholarship Program is a school choice program created by the Florida Legislature in the 1999 Legislative Session as part of the A+ Education Plan. The program offers students who attended or who were assigned to attend failing public schools the option to choose a higher performing public school.
OSP Eligibility Requirements
A public school student's parent may request and receive from the state an Opportunity Scholarship for the student to enroll in and attend a higher performing public school if:
- By assigned school attendance area or by special assignment, student spent the prior school year in attendance at a public school that has been designated as earning a grade "F" or three consecutive "Ds" as based on the statewide assessments conducted pursuant to Section. 1008.22, Florida Statutes.
- The student has been in attendance elsewhere in the public school system and has been assigned to such school for the next school year; or
- The student has been assigned to such school for the next school year.