Succeed Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications →

"JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A new program to help families place their child in a private school is accepting applications.

The Arkansas General Assembly unanimously voted to create the Succeed Scholarship Program in 2015.

Children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) can apply to receive a scholarship worth up to $6600 to attend a private school.

To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Have an IEP
  • Attend a public school the prior year
  • Be accepted to the private school of their choice

For private schools to accept eligible students, they must apply and get approval from the Arkansas Department of Education.

The Reform Alliance, a local education nonprofit group, will help implement the program.

“Arkansas is proud to be able to provide a program like this to students who need the opportunity the most,” said Executive Director Katie Clifford. “While the program has a limited number of scholarships available for the first year, we’re looking forward to seeing it grow.”

For more information on The Reform Alliance, click here.

A copy of the application for the Succeed Scholarship Program can be found here."

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Arkansas Governor Approves Succeed Scholarship Program Funding

May 16, 2016

Today, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Arkansas’ 2016-2017 budget (SB 59) which included funding for the Succeed Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities. This groundbreaking program allows up to 100 students with an individualized education plan (IEP) to receive a scholarship to a private school of choice, empowering parents to choose the school that best meets the learning needs of their children. The budget passed the legislature last week with no dissenting votes in either chamber. -

See more at http://www.excelined.org/news/arkansas-governor-approves-succeed-scholarship-program-funding/#sthash.numcadQ2.dpuf


JOIN US for a tele town-hall, hosted by The Reform Alliance.

March 28, 2016

WHEN: Tuesday, March 29, 2012, @7pm

CALL IN: (855)756-7520 x 31485#

John Bacon, the Executive Director of eSTEM Public Charter School will be joining us to discuss the upcoming special meeting of the State Board of Education concerning the expansion of public charter schools in Central Arkansas. Call in to learn what you can do to show your support for enhanced educational options for ALL students.


Arkansas School Choice Rally - Thursday 1-28-16

January 24, 2016
Join The Reform Alliance for the Arkansas School Choice Rally celebrating National School Choice Week!

The rally will be held at the State Capitol rotunda from 11:00 am to Noon on Thursday 1/28/16. There will be t-shirts, scarfs, signs, and apples to give away. We want everyone to join us and show support for school choice #ChooseChoiceAR

Please contact us will any questions.


Welcome to thereformalliance.org, the Next Step in Arkansas Education

January 17, 2016

Join the movement and follow us as we shape the next step in Arkansas Educations. Please contact us with any questions you have.