The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTCP) was created pursuant to Act 85 of 2012. This program enables eligible students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school to apply for a scholarship to attend a participating public or nonpublic school. A low-achieving school is defined as a public elementary or secondary schools within this Commonwealth that ranked in the lowest 15% of its designation as elementary for the 2013-14 school year based on the combined Mathematics/Algebra I and Reading/Literature scores from the annual assessments (PASA, PSSA, and/or Keystone) administered in the 2014.
Please click here for more information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education about the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program, including instructions to apply and parental responsibilities regarding child enrollment.
To see a list of eligible schools in the Chester Upland School District, click here.