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Family Empowerment Scholarship with Unique Abilities (formerly McKay Scholarship )

Effective July 1, 2022, the McKay Scholarship transitioned to the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program under the Unique Abilities category (FES UA). Former McKay families have the opportunity to remain in their current public, or private school, choice setting or to utilize the additional options available under the FES UA education savings account model to further customize their child's education experience for their specific needs.

For more information about the McKay to FES-UA transition, the Florida Department of Education has provided the following links that may be helpful.

Thomas Allard, Specialist
Phone: (386) 734-7190 x34788

Barbara Lantrip-Office Specialist
Phone: (386) 734-7190 x34792

McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Transitions to the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program for Students with Unique Abilities

Family Empowerment Scholarship

McKay Scholarship

McKay Transition to FES: FAQs

General and application information are available at the Florida School Choice website.

Please contact the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice (IEPC) if you have any questions regarding Florida School Choice Programs. Toll-Free Information Hotline: 1-800-447-1636

Family Empowerment with Unique Abilities (formerly Gardiner and McKay), Florida Tax Credit, and Hope Scholarship Student FAST/EOC Registration

If you registered your child to participate in the Spring 2021 administration of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), End of Course Exam (EOC), and/or the Statewide Science Assessment, please contact the testing coordinator at your student's home-zoned school to find out the days/times to bring your child in to test.

For more information, please click on our Parent Informational Letter.

For questions regarding FAST/EOC registration for private school students, please contact the Volusia County Private Schools Program office.