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LEARNS Act Information

Program Description

The Arkansas Department of Education has created a program for Educational Freedom Account (EFA) funding. The EFA, made possible through the Arkansas LEARNS Act legislation, may be used by eligible families to cover private school tuition, fees, uniforms, and some other required expenses. EFAs provide funding up to 90% of the state's prior year per-student funding amount, with the amount adding up to $6,856 for 2024-2025. While First Academy may receive public funds, the vouchers do not impact our Christian foundation and curriculum.

Current Family Re-Enrollment

Families who participated and received funds in the 2023-2024 school year are eligible to receive funding again simply through re-enrolling in the program. The tentative timeline for families to re-enroll for 2024-2025 is mid-March.

New Family Enrollment for 2024-2025

New families interested in applying for the funds will be able to complete applications beginning around the end of March or beginning of April.

Eligible student populations include:

  • Students enrolling in kindergarten in 24-25 for the first time
  • Students coming from F-rated school, D-rated school, or Level 5 districts. Click here to see a complete list of these schools.
  • Students awarded the Succeed Scholarship for 23-24 school year
  • New for 24-25 Students of active military personnel, uniformed reservists, or military veterans
  • New for 24-25 Students of law enforcement and first responders (pre-hospital personnel)
  • Specific special populations (homeless students, current or former foster care students, students with disabilities under the IDEAS act). For a list of categories under IDEAS Act click here.

Helpful links and Documents

Contact Matt Brewer with First Academy for more information and questions at matt.brewer@firstacademynwa.org