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Success Stories

School Choice Works

Finding a great school that’s a great fit has completely changed the lives of thousands of students across the state. Their success stories illustrate the powerful impact of school choice.

Kuri

Kuri had previously been attending his assigned school, but due to anxiety, the school just wasn’t a good fit. He felt distracted by the other students in the classroom, which kept him from being able to pay attention to the teacher or the lesson. The classroom setting just wasn’t for him. Kuri is now enrolled in an online education program, and he says it is the perfect for him. He can work at…

Angelnique

Who’s to say where I would be if I’d had the opportunity that EdChoice provides for my children today. The same could be said for many of the other parents that utilized this option. I want my community to understand how EdChoice helps to break the cycle of poverty that plagues the poorer communities. I believe that education is the key to overcome any boundaries! I didn’t want my son falling through…

A'bria

When talking with A’bria Robinson, it is easy to see that she is a very driven and determined student. A’bria attends a private school in Cleveland, and she couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds. She loves history and algebra, and she is grateful to attend a school with such supportive teachers. A’bria’s mom applied for the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program when A’bria was…

Jennifer

Jennifer felt bored at her traditional high school. She didn’t pay attention in class and hardly ever did her homework, and her grades began to show it. She’s a hands-on learner who likes to get involved, but couldn’t seem to find anything interesting for her at her current school. Then, Jennifer found Penta Career Center. At Penta, she gets to spend half of her day in a career-centered lab doing…

Joseph

EdChoice has affected my family and me in a positive way. I am now able to go to a school that is more structured academically. The atmosphere I came from made it harder for me to concentrate on my education. I like the differences and I am able to learn better. I enjoy going to my new school and feel safe while I’m there. The atmosphere is full of love and kindness. This influence has made me extremely…

Walter

Walter was not doing well in school. He was bullied and picked on, and he was getting into fights on a regular basis. Thankfully, Walter’s family soon found out that they were eligible to apply for Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship Program. Walter applied for the scholarship program and was accepted. Today, Walter attends a private school in Columbus, and he is thriving. He gets good grades, and he is…

Mari

Mari used to hate school and struggled to stay on track. She has ADHD, sometimes making it difficult for her to concentrate, and saw her grades begin to drop as she lost more and more interest in her classes. To make matters worse, she was also a victim of bullying. When it seemed like things could not get much worse, Mari’s parents found Leaves of Learning in Cincinnati. She started school there…

Clara

I am really thankful for the founders of the Cleveland Scholarship because it gave an opportunity to my kid to go to a private school and meet her goals. The Cleveland Scholarship has helped her finish school and have a diploma and now go to college. That is why the Cleveland Scholarship means a lot to me, because it has helped my kids to succeed and be someone in life. The Cleveland Scholarship has…

Tera & Sam

Tera Myers' son Sam is 18 years old, and he has Down syndrome. Tera made it her mission to find the best education for her son. She dreamt that one day she could find a quality education for Sam without the financial burden. School Choice Ohio and families across the state shared Tera's dream and spent many years advocating for change. In June 2011, Governor Kasich finally signed the Jon Peterson…

Antonio

Suzanne's son Antonio was approaching junior high when he began to struggle academically and his behavior started to change. She noticed that he was becoming more rebellious and stopped caring quite as much about school. They tried different education options with no luck. Antonio's problems just seemed to escalate. That's when they found a unique all-boy boarding school where Antonio has benefited…