School Choice (Voucher)

Blackhawk Christian School participates in the School Choice program for the State of Indiana that is commonly known as the voucher program for grades K-12. This program provides scholarships (vouchers) to eligible K-12 students by utilizing a portion of the state funds allocated for that child to follow them to the non-public school of their choice.

To be eligible, a student must satisfy these initial requirements:

– Be a resident of the State of Indiana
– Be accepted for enrollment into an eligible school (BCS is an eligible school)
– Be between the ages of 5 and 22 no later than August 1 of the school year.
– Live in a household below the income limits listed in the following chart:

Listed Below is information from the 2020-2021 School Year.

Household
Size
Adjusted Gross Income Limit for
Full Voucher
Income Limit
for Expanded Partial Voucher
Income Limit
for Partial Voucher
Maximum allowable income limit for SGO or Continuing Voucher Track
2 $31,894 $39,868 $47,841 $63,788
3 $40,182 $50,228 $60,273 $80,364
4 $48,470 $60,588 $72,705 $96,940
5 $56,758 $70,948 $85,137 $113,516
6 $65,046 $81,308 $97,569 $130,092
7 $73,334 $91,668 $110,001 $146,668
8 $81,622 $102,028 $122,433 $163,244

 

After satisfying the initial requirements above, following are the seven different tracks that a student can satisfy to become eligible to participate in the Choice Scholarship Program:

  1. Continuing Choice Scholarship Student Track
  2. Previous Choice Scholarship Student Track
  3. Previous Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) Award Track
  4. Special Education Track
  5. “F” Public School Track
  6. Two-Semesters in Public School Track
  7. Sibling Track

The value of the Choice Scholarship is the lesser of the two amounts:

  1. Tuition and fees at the eligible school;
  2. The amount listed below by school district where you live, as determined by the income limits by household size listed above.
School District Full Voucher Expanded Partial Voucher Partial Voucher
East Allen $5,740 $4,465 $3,189
FWCS $6,049 $4,705 $3,360
Southwest Allen $5,191 $4,037 $2,884
Northwest Allen $5,147 $4,003 $2,859
 

School Choice Application Window and Lottery: To be announced

 

Lottery (if needed): To be announced

 

If BCS were to receive a number of Choice Scholarship applicants that exceeds the possible number of Choice Scholarship places that BCS can successfully accommodate, then BCS would conduct a random lottery drawing of eligible Choice Scholarship Students who meet admission standards for BCS at a public meeting.  This drawing would be subject to the following priority admission order:

  1. Currently enrolled students – during reenrollment window only
  2. New students of BCS/BM Employees
  3. Siblings of currently enrolled “full paying” students
  4. Siblings of currently enrolled “tuition assistance” students (including SGO/Voucher)
  5. BCS Alumni: “full paying” student
  6. BCS Alumni: “tuition assistance” students (including SGO/Voucher)
  7. New to BCS family: “full paying” students with siblings
  8. New to BCS family: “full paying” student
  9. New to BCS family: “tuition assistance” students with siblings (including SGO/Voucher)
  10. New to BCS family: “tuition assistance” student (including SGO/Voucher)

For additional information or to schedule a tour contact:
Laura Leichty, Admissions Director (260)493-7400 x 2004

For general information about the voucher program visit: http://www.doe.in.gov/choice