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Financial Aid & Scholarships

OUR PHILOSOPHY:

Financial aid is a self-managed process, which means that it is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) (together referred to as “Parents”) to track a financial aid application from start to finish.  Parents are responsible for ensuring all paperwork is received and all instructions correctly followed; otherwise, the application will not be processed.  Although a student may receive financial aid in the form of a scholarship, the fulfillment of tuition obligations ultimately remains the responsibility of the parents.  Scholarship funding is not guaranteed; therefore, parents should be prepared to secure alternative methods of meeting their financial obligations under the Tuition Agreement.  No application for a GOAL scholarship or other financial aid will be considered without an application for enrollment.

FOR APPLICANTS:

HOW DO I APPLY FOR GOAL? 

Peachtree Academy Private School is an approved GOAL Scholarship school.  Families must be able to demonstrate a financial need by filling out a GOAL Scholarship Application and providing the previous year’s tax returns.  The scholarship application, including all required paperwork, must be submitted at the same time the enrollment application for Peachtree Academy is submitted.  GOAL Scholarship Program administrators will review the GOAL scholarship application and either approve or reject the request.  Only those applicants in grades K-12 who are currently attending a public school are eligible to receive GOAL scholarship funds.

To apply for the GOAL Scholarship, simply download and complete the scholarship application below and submit it to Peachtree Academy along with the first two pages of your most recently filed Federal Tax Return (Form 1040).

Click here to download the 2017-2018 current student scholarship application for enrollment.

Click here to download the 2017-2018 new student scholarship application for enrollment.

For more information, go to www.goalscholarship.org.

CAN I APPLY FOR OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS?

The GOAL Scholarship Program is one of many School Scholarship Organizations (“SSO”) approved by the Georgia Department of Revenue; however, families are only permitted to receive one scholarship from one SSO per student.  Although it is permissible for one child in a family to receive a GOAL scholarship and a second child in the same family to receive a scholarship from a different SSO, it is not permissible for one child to receive two scholarships concurrently from different SSOs.

Awards issued through School Scholarship Organizations may be transferred from one private school to another; however, Peachtree Academy, at its discretion, may refuse the award if the applicant fails to meet entrance requirements or if funds are not available to sustain the transferred award.  If funds are not available, it is the responsibility of the parents to make other arrangements to meet their financial obligations under the Tuition Agreement. 

In the past, Peachtree Academy has accepted other SSO awards from ARETE Scholars Fund and AAA Scholarship Foundation.  For information about applying for Arete or AAA, please visit aretescholars.org or aaascholarships.org.  

Another option for students needing financial assistance is the Pay It Forward Scholarship. You may learn more about this scholarship at www.payitforwardscholarships.com.

GEORGIA SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIPS

Peachtree Academy accepts the state Special Needs Scholarships for a limited number of students in grades K – 12.  Students must meet the following criteria for acceptance at our school:

  • Achievement of grade level standards
  • Minimum assistance needed with a scholarship value less than $6,000
  • Grades no lower than a B in all classes
  • Meet and/or Exceed Standards in all content areas on the CRCT
  • No discipline issues documented by their school
  • Require no additional instructional assistance from paraprofessionals or special education teachers/classes

As you can see by our requirements, we accept only students who have very mild needs, most of which are speech services of less than .5 hours each week.  Rockdale and Newton County schools provide Speech Language Pathologists who serve our students at the Conyers and Covington Campus.

If your child meets all of the stated requirements, we would like to show you our school.  Please call to schedule a tour at your convenience.