The Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 gives parents of Alabama K5-12 students the flexibility to choose the school environment that best serves the unique learning needs of each child.
At Renaissance Scholarships, Inc., we believe that high achieving students should be able to attend schools that offer rigorous academics in a college preparatory program. To make this possible, we provide scholarship funds to families to apply toward tuition and fees at these high performing schools across the state.
Build UP for Urban Prosperity, Birmingham
Creative Montessori School, Birmingham
Highlands School, Birmingham
Indian Springs School, Birmingham
John Carroll Catholic High School, Birmingham
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, Montgomery
Randolph School, Huntsville
St. Francis Xavier School, Birmingham
The Altamont School, Birmingham
The Donoho School, Anniston
The Montgomery Academy, Montgomery
To apply for a scholarship from RSI, your child must apply for admission and be accepted by a participating non-public school under the Alabama Accountability Act.
Once your student has been accepted by a participating school, you will be provided with an access code that will allow you to complete the state required information needed for RSI to determine your student’s eligibility for a scholarship.
Please note: Most schools will begin the admissions testing process for the coming school year towards the end of the first semester of the current school year. That means for a student to start attending in the fall of 2021, he/she would need to begin the application process in the fall or winter of 2020.
The complete list of qualifying schools with links to their admissions schedules can be found here.
Is your child eligible to apply for a scholarship?
Students may access a scholarship from RSI if:
He/She has been accepted to a participating school.
The total household annual income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level. This is also the level to receive free or reduced price lunch.
He or she was eligible to attend a public school in the preceding semester or is starting school in Alabama for the first time.
New students who are zoned to a “failing school” and students renewing a scholarship from RSI receive priority. After July 31, scholarship awards may be given to any student whose family/household meets the income requirement.
A complete list of the Alabama schools rated as "failing schools" can be found here.