GOAL Gives Students a Chance to Attend Private School

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The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program provides children throughout Georgia with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (or GOAL). The program, which was signed into law in 2008, grants scholarships to students to attend a private K-12 school of their parents” choice.

Eligible students include those who are Georgia residents enrolled in a Georgia secondary or primary public school or eligible to enroll in a qualified kindergarten or pre-kindergarten program. All admission decisions for the GOAL scholarship are made based on the chosen school”s admission standards and the financial need of the student”s family.

GOAL scholarships are awarded for the duration of a student”s enrollment at the school.# However, the amount of the GOAL scholarship received each year is determined annually.

There are presently 113 GOAL participating schools in Georgia with eight in Gwinnett County. The Gwinnett private schools include Greater Atlanta Christian School, Killian Hill Christian School, Loganville Christian Academy, Notre Dame Academy, Old Suwanee Christian School, Providence Christian Academy, Sugar Hill Christian Academy and Wesleyan School.

Last year alone, a total of 1,877 scholarships were awarded to students in Georgia with 223 scholarships awarded to students attending Gwinnett area schools.

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