As part of our efforts to ensure that Catholic education is affordable and available to everyone,
San Jose Catholic School participates in Florida’s three publicly-funded, private choice programs:
- Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) open to children 4 years old
- Step Up for Students, scholarships for low-income families
Families who are interested in tuition assistance or scholarships are encouraged to contact the main office for more information
The requesting family must complete a FACTS Financial Aid Application and send it, with the requested attachments, to the address on the form
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a free education program that prepares early learners for success in kindergarten and beyond. The program helps build a strong foundation for school using educational materials that are geared to various stages in a child’s development.
Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current school year to be eligible
Step Up for Students
Florida Tax Credit Scholarships, administered by Step Up for Students may provide free tuition to low income students in grades K-12 who qualify. These scholarships allow families and students to consider a participating private school or an out-of-district public school that may better suit their individual needs. The Step Up For Students scholarship is enabled through a state legislative act first adopted in 2001 known as the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship. Under the program, companies have committed more than $1.4 billion to date, providing more than 399,000 scholarships.
In the past 13 years, the annual enrollment has grown from 10,549 to 69,671 students for the 2014-15 school year.
New May 2022 Information those who may qualify.