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BTI Planning Event to Celebrate National School Choice Week 2018

ORLANDO — Bridge To Independence Private School is excited to announce that our students, teachers, and staff will be celebrating National School Choice Week (January 21-28, 2018) with a special event!

The event will be held on January 30, 2018 at 10:00 am at the front office for check in, and will feature a celebration of School Choice with an award ceremony, school choice activities and special performances.

Started in 2011, National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual education-related celebration. The goal of NSCW, which features participation from tens of thousands of schools and organizations, is to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for children.

During National School Choice Week, schools across America celebrate the challenging, motivating, and effective education they provide to students. At the same time, parents use the week to learn more about the education options available to their children, in advance of the upcoming school year.

National School Choice Week is nonpartisan and nonpolitical, and is not related to any legislative advocacy effort.

For more information about the event at BTI, please contact Theresa Smith-Givens at theresa.smith-givens@btischool.com.




Good news! Renewal families can now apply for a scholarship for the 2018-19 school year. Renewal families will have a processing priority until December 31, 2017. We are excited to introduce you to our new On-Line Application system. This system was created with you (our families) in mind. This system is mobile device friendly. We hope that you will find this application system easier to use and upload your required documents.

PLANNING AHEAD: If you are a new family interested in applying for the Florida Tax Credit (income-based) Scholarship for the 2018-19 school year, please click here to sign-up for our interest list to be notified when we begin accepting applications.


Special Thanks to The Man UP Program and the

Orlando Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.





 Student of the Year 16-17


 Halbert West







Congratulations to our 5th Grade Basketball Champions



Great news! Renewal families can now submit applications for the Florida Tax Credit scholarship with Step Up For Students for the 2017-18 school year by accessing their parent login at www.stepupforstudents.org. As parents apply, please be mindful of the following:
  • Their username will be the email address associated with their account.
    Should parents have trouble logging in with this email address, they should select the “Forgot Password” link and a new, temporary password will be sent to them via email.
  • Once parents submit their online application, they’ll be asked to submit documents to support the application.
    These documents can be submitted via document upload or via fax. Instructions for submitting documents can be found by selecting the “Print and Send Documents” tab in the parent login.
  • Schools MAY NOT ask for or require a parent to provide username or password in order access to the student’s scholarship account.
Should parents have any questions or concerns about this process, they can contact us at 877-735-7837. Our Service Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern.
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