Are you worried about your child’s learning progress? Concerned about delays in core subject areas? Do you have a child with special needs who you fear is falling through the cracks? Or, do you know someone who could benefit from sending their children to a high-quality tutor but can’t afford tuition?
If so, we’re pleased to spread the word about two fantastic resources that can help!
First, Missouri has a new needs-based school choice scholarship opportunity, MO Scholars, that can be used to pay for K-12 private school tuition and tutoring.
Second, the new scholarships can be used to fund your learner’s tutoring at Fit Learning St. Louis. Fit uses an effective alternative teaching method that combines science-based techniques and fun, engaging learning sessions to produce amazing learning outcomes in reading, math, and other core areas.
Here’s the lowdown.
The new MO Scholars program is kicking off now, and it’s worth checking out.
This new ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Account) program was created as a result of recent legislation, Missouri House Bill 349. The initiative aims to expand educational options for Missouri students living in low-income households or having Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
The program is funded by private donations, and there are 4000 scholarships available. Families who apply and are found to be eligible will receive up to $6375 to pay for educational expenses. These can include private school tuition, tutoring, homeschooling, and more. Even better, the scholarships can be renewed each year until the learner graduates from high school.
These scholarships are not tied to academic performance. Rather, a student’s eligibility depends on where they live and whether they have special needs or live in a low-income household. The scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, visit the Show Me School Options website. It provides FAQs, specific eligibility guidelines, and additional resources. There you can also sign up to receive updates on when scholarship applications are being accepted.
MO Scholars scholarships can be used at Fit Learning, where children make huge academic strides while having fun.
Fit Learning is a great “fit” for the MO Scholars scholarship opportunity. To begin with, Fit’s method really works. It delivers unsurpassed educational outcomes, with the average learner improving one or two grade levels after 40 hours of instruction.
Fit’s approach is 1:1 and personalized to your child’s needs. The customized and efficient approach meets your learner exactly where they are, with a focus on exactly what’s needed to move forward. The learning coaches keep it light and engaging — plus, there’s no homework! As a result, learners genuinely have fun and look forward to the learning sessions.
In addition, the Fit program works well for all types of learners. This includes children with diagnoses of dyslexia, ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and slow processing speed.
Finally, Fit provides intangible long-term benefits that extend well beyond academics. These include heightened self-confidence, critical thinking, agility, focus, and a love of learning.
You don’t have to take our word for it. Check out our Google Reviews to learn what families have to say about their experiences with Fit Learning St. Louis.
Time is of the essence. It’s easy to take the next steps to take your child’s learning to the next level.
To get started, just visit the Show Me School Options website to:
- Learn more specifics about this scholarship opportunity, including eligibility guidelines and next steps. (A comprehensive overview of the MO Scholars program can be found in the parent handbook.)
- Sign up for text and email updates so you can be one of the first to receive updates as the program rolls out.
Also, contact Janice Smith, the lab director at Fit Learning St. Louis, to:
- Learn more about Fit Learning St. Louis and how it’s an ideal match for this new scholarship program.
- Make an appointment for an intake assessment.
P.S. Are you or someone you know interested in directing your Missouri taxes for good, with no cost to you? Consider contributing to the MO Scholars donation-funded scholarship fund through tax credits. It’s a great way to make a difference in the lives of Missouri kids and families. More information can be found here.