Lake Ridge Academy accepts the EdChoice Scholarship for all eligible students. Every Ohio student in grades K-12 is eligible for an EdChoice scholarship on a decreasing pro-rated scale based on a family’s income. Eligibility is determined by the state of Ohio under its guidelines, and once a student qualifies with the state, the scholarship remains in place through 12th grade, provided the student remains eligible. All families who request need-based tuition assistance from Lake Ridge must also apply for EdChoice, and your EdChoice award will be factored into your need-based tuition assistance package.

To claim your EdChoice Scholarship, families must:

  • Apply here and be admitted to Lake Ridge Academy.
  • Enroll in Lake Ridge Academy! You will work with our financial aid team to be issued a contract that reflects an EdChoice scholarship amount if applicable, along with any additional scholarship or need-based aid you may receive.
  • If you are interested in applying for EdChoice, research which EdChoice scholarship would be best for your family: Traditional EdChoice, or EdChoice expansion. Under the Traditional EdChoice scholarship program, no income verification is required, and all eligible families receive the maximum scholarship amount. However, students MUST meet the criteria for the Traditional EdChoice Scholarship, as outlined here. Students from the designated school list do not need income verification.
  • Submit to Lake Ridge Academy a completed EdChoice Scholarship Program Request Form along with the child’s birth certificate and proof of current address (most recent utility bill that displays both service address and billing address). Lake Ridge will then submit your EdChoice Scholarship application on your behalf.
  • Verify your income through the state, if you are applying to the EdChoice expansion program. Here is a step-by-step guide to the state’s income verification process.

For more information about the EdChoice Scholarship, please visit the Ohio Department of Education’s website for parents. For questions about EdChoice at Lake Ridge Academy, please contact Mr. Isaiah Cavaco, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, at [email protected].

Please note that admissions decisions are made independently of financial aid considerations.