Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program
OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDIT PROGRAM
The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTCP) was created pursuant to Act 85 of 2012. This program enables eligible students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school to apply for a scholarship to attend another public or nonpublic school. A low-achieving school is defined as a public elementary or secondary schools within this Commonwealth that ranked in the lowest 15% of its designation as elementary for the 2013-14 school year based on the combined Mathematics/Algebra I and Reading/Literature scores from the annual assessments (PASA, PSSA, and/or Keystone) administered in the 2014.
The term shall not include a charter school, cyber charter school or area vocational-technical school.
The definition we used was a secondary school had an 11th grade and an elementary school was anyone else.