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McKay Scholarship 

Florida’s school choice programs allow parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provided over 30,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2019-20 school year. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school. 

www.mckayscholarship.com  

Step Up For Students 

Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer five scholarships for Florida schoolchildren: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) and the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) for lower-income families, the Gardiner Scholarship for children with certain special needs, the Hope Scholarship for public school students who are bullied or victims of violence and the Reading Scholarship Accounts for public school students in third through fifth grade who struggle with reading. 

www.stepupforstudents.org  

VPK 

Florida was one of the first states in the country to offer free prekindergarten for all 4-year-olds regardless of family income. The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program — or VPK — prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. VPK helps build a strong foundation for school using educational material corresponding to various stages in a child’s development. 

To be eligible, children must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current school year. Parents whose children are born between Feb. 2 and Sept. 1 can postpone enrolling their 4-year-old until the following year when their child is 5. Parents can choose from different educational settings and various program options. Private child care centers, public schools and specialized instructional services providers offer VPK. 

www.floridaearlylearning.com  

Curriculum

Edmentum Exact Path 

Edmentum Exact Path utilizes adaptive diagnostic assessments paired with individualized learning paths to promote academic growth. Our program is focused on understanding where your students are academically and then taking that data a step further to provide just-in-time instruction aligned to your goals. 

www.edmentum.com 

Explore Reading Eggs 

Edmentum’s dynamic three-in-one literacy solution–Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress, and Fast Phonics–is designed to help students build and reinfoce their core reading skills in a rich, interactive online world aligned to the five pillars of reading. 

www.readingeggs.com 

Testing MAP (NWEA)

Exact Path Adaptive Diagnostic Assessments 

Edmentum Exact Path’s adaptive diagnostic assessments focus on understanding where your students should begin learning by creating a comprehensive profile of their individual strengths and needs. Our reliable assessments support personalized learning by providing you a valid measure of growth upon each successive administration.

Study Island Overview 

Edmentum’s Study Island provides K–12 practice formative assessment, and test preparation. With thousands of items built specifically from your state standards, you have the flexibility and depth needed to support student learning to continuously engage, monitor, and assess progress. 

www.edmentum.com 

Generational Genisus Science 

Generation Genius is a K-8 teaching resource that brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Our videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association, and aligned to standards in all 50 states. 

www.generationgenisus.com