Elkhart Christian Academy Announces Participation in Indiana School Choice Program

ELKHART, Ind., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Elkhart Christian
Academy today announced that it will participate in the new statewide voucher
program that Governor Daniels recently signed into law. Through the School
Scholarship Act (HEA 1003), Elkhart Christian Academy plans to open its doors to
more families and provide more education opportunities to local parents and

Elkhart Christian Academy will start accepting vouchers from qualifying families
on July 18, 2011, for the 2011-2012 school year. In order to qualify, a student
must first go through the admissions process at Elkhart Christian Academy and be
accepted as a student before applying for the School Choice Scholarship.
Children in grades 2 -12 who previously attended a public school for the prior
two semesters are eligible to apply. Students qualifying for the federal
free-and-reduced price lunch program (around $40,000 for a family of four) can
receive a voucher for up to 90 percent of the state tuition amount for the
sending school district. Children from families who earn up to 150 percent of
the program (around $60,000 for a family of four) are eligible for a voucher
worth up to 50 percent of the tuition amount.

We are excited about the opportunity to see Christian education be made more
affordable for qualifying families. We believe that the state has supported
families’ desires to choose where children are educated, and we are thankful to
offer families an education that is distinctive, Biblical, and life-changing.

The new law also allows families with children who are enrolled in a private
school to claim a $1,000 tax deduction per child for approved educational
expenses such as tuition or textbooks.

Interested families should contact the school office directly by calling Sue
Snyder at 574.293.1609, ext. 12, for assistance with the ECA application
process. More information is also available on the school’s website at

About Elkhart Christian Academy:
Elkhart Christian Academy is one of the leading Christian schools in the
Michiana area, partnering with Christian parents who desire an excellent
education integrated with Biblical truth in order to prepare students for life.

Elkhart Christian Academy, working in conjunction with home and church, seeks to
fully develop each student’s God-given potential using the Bible to set a
standard of excellence. ECA is accredited by the Association of Christian
Schools International (ACSI) and the Indiana Department of Education.

SOURCE Elkhart Christian Academy

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