McKay Scholarships for Private School

 ***Any intents filed as of February 1, 2018 are for the 2018-2019 school year

Parents choosing the private school option are responsible for the following:

  • selecting a McKay Scholarship eligible private school. A directory of private schools can be accessed by clicking here.

  • understanding that the intent for a McKay Scholarship must be filed at least 30 days prior to the date of the first scholarship award amount for the student (based on the student’s current 504 Plan or current Matrix level as associated with their IEP).

  • withdrawing from the current public school (must complete the official withdrawal form at the public school before enrolling in the private school).

  • transportation to the chosen private school.

  • notifying the OCPS Exceptional Student Education office via email at indicating:

    • Student's full name

    • Student's date of birth

    • Statement of intent to enroll in a private school

To access the Florida McKay Scholarship website click here

Further guidelines regarding the John McKay Scholarship program responsibilities can be found by accessing the FLDOE Office of Independent Education & Parental Choice website at

Florida's McKay Parent Hotline: 1-800-447-1636 

For more information, email the OCPS District McKay Office at

McKay letters

For the 2018-2019 
School Year

McKay letter 2018-19 (English)

McKay letter 2018-19 (Spanish)

McKay letter 2018-19 (Haitian Creole)

Contact Information


Beverly Knestrick
Director ESE Policy

District McKay Instructional Lead
Amy McCormick

District McKay Staff
Sabrina Britt
Beth Hoover