Dr. McDaniel's Weekly Newsletter - May 5, 2024

May 5th, 2024

Next week is graduation and the following week is the last week of school! This is such a fun time of year! As we near the end of the school year make sure to stay up to date with our school calendar and stay connected on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

MAKE SURE TO FILL OUT YOUR LEARNS ACT APPLICATION IF YOUR STUDENT QUALIFIES. I will include the information for LEARNS at the end of this email.

Let's have a great week! Below is the link to the weekly newsletter, check it out!




Applications are now open for LEARNS Act Education Freedom Accounts (EFA). The EFAs may be used by eligible families to cover private school tuition.  Education Freedom Accounts provide funding of approximately $6,800 for the 2024-2025 school year.

Phase 1 was implemented for the 2023-24 School Year
Eligibility requirements for 2023-24 included:
    •    First-time kindergartners
    •    Students coming from "F-rated" school or Level 5 districts
    •    Students coming from the Succeed Scholarship Program
    •    Homeless students
    •    Current or former foster care students
    •    Students with disabilities
    •    Children of active-duty military personnel

Phase 2 will be implemented for the 2024-25 School Year
Eligibility requirements for the 2024-25 will include:
    •    All who qualified from Phase 1 last year
    •    Students who were enrolled during the 2023-24 school year in a “D-rated” school
    •    Children of military veterans
    •    Children of first responders
    •    Children of law enforcement officers

For more information regarding the LEARNS Act Education Freedom Accounts, feel free to visit the Office of School Choice & Parent Empowerment - Family EFA Details (https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/office-of-school-choice-and-parent-empowerment/education-freedom-accounts/information-for-families) website.

 Those who are eligible will need to complete the online application which can be accessed HERE (https://efas.ade.arkansas.gov/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F).

Please contact the ADE directly if you have any specific questions regarding eligibility by emailing ade.efa@ade.arkansas.gov(mailto:ade.efa@ade.arkansas.gov)
 or by phone at 501-683-3162. 

For questions concerning Shiloh billing, feel free to contact Chrissy Avey in our Business Office by emailing
chrissya@crosschurch.com (mailto:chrissya@crosschurch.com)
 or by phone at 479-725-4160