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Welcome St. John’s Lutheran School (Moore)

St. John's absorbed over 30 students from the school that was destroyed by the Moore tornado. The students were subsidized by a generous grant from the Missouri Synod. That grant will be expiring and the school looks to the power and potential of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund to allow these students to continue at St. John's. From the school website: "Our Christian school began in 1997 with a handful of children ... and a big dream. We didn't have a school building.…

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  • October 7, 2015

Welcome Wright Christian

The Wright Christian Academy (Tulsa) is the most recent addition to the OSF family of schools. The school has an enrollment of over 200 students and is served by 22 faculty members. A third of the faculty have earned advanced degrees. Wright Christian is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, the Private Christian School Commission – State of Oklahoma and is recognized by the Oklahoma State Department of Education The message from Superintendent Jeffrey Brown is "Wright Christian Academy began its ministry in…

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  • September 23, 2015

Special Care School in Oklahoma City – Newest OSF Member

Special Care School is the 44th school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund SGO. Special Care serves children, with and without special needs, through year-round, high-quality early childhood education, specialized care and on-site therapeutic services. Our mission is to nurture all children with and without special needs in safe, inclusive and supportive environments through education, therapeutic intervention and community acceptance. With an average three adults in each of our 12 classrooms (a 4:1 student-teacher ratio) and twelve therapists working with children,…

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  • September 8, 2015

Crossings Christian School Newest Member of OSF

Crossings Christian School joined the OSF last week. This marks the 43rd school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund family. The mission of Crossings Christian School is to partner with parents and church to develop students into Christ-centered servant leaders who are academically and spiritually prepared for college and life. The core values of the school state that excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think…

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  • August 24, 2015

Welcome Community Christian School

Community Christian School in Norman is the 42nd school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. CCS independent, private Christian school  for students preschool to 12th grade.  Since 1986, CCS has existed to teach from a biblical worldview and develop well rounded followers of Christ.  As God continues to provide all that is needed to maintain an excellent academic, spiritual and moral education for our children, CCS intends to continue to dedicate itself to the needs of our Christian community.  

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  • August 18, 2015

Your Taxes. Your School. Your Choice.

The 2015-16 theme for OSF will be "Your Taxes. Your School. Your Choice."The OSF has created a portfolio of related promotional material for the sole use of member schools. Each item may be personalized for each school. The OSF will provide schools the press-ready .pdf file to be used for their local printing. Products available to schools are: (1) an updated OSF trifold brochure; (2) two 5x7 cards to be used for handouts and/or postcards; (3) donor cards sized for…

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  • August 8, 2015

OSF Over $500,000

Donations to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund topped a half million dollars yesterday. A donation of $4,000 by Mr. and Mrs. Randall Roberts of Bixby put the Fund over $500,000. Their generous gift was designated for The Little Lighthouse of Tulsa. The Fund has been receiving donations for less than a year. The first donation was made by Patti and Pete Rhea of Lawton in September 2014. Since that time 223 donors have contributed $503,000 for an average of $2,265 per donation.…

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  • July 23, 2015

The Little Light House Is #41

The Little Light House (Jean Winfrey, Molly Smith and Rachel Mouton) in Tulsa, Oklahoma joined the OSF this week.  TLL is the 41st school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. The mission of the Little Light House is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and their communities. TLL accomplishes this mission by providing tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs ages birth to six. The Little Light House…

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  • June 11, 2015

Gov. Fallin Signs HB 1693

Governor Fallin signed HB 1693 last week. It passed the House and Senate by large margins. HB 1693 was designed to improve the current legislation authorizing our OSF. The bill was carried  State Representative Kevin Calvey and State Senator Kyle Loveless. ENHANCED TAX CREDIT: The most universal improvement was the change of the benefits to multi-year donors. Effective January 1, 2016, donors committing to the same amount for TWO consecutive years will receive 75% tax credits for BOTH years. This an improvement…

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  • June 9, 2015

Now 40 OSF Schools

The Opportunity Scholarship Fund now has 40 member schools. Six additional schools sponsored by the Seventh-Day Adventist Conference joined OSF yesterday. Now all 8 schools of the Conference are members. The Conference supports Adventist schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Ardmore, Claremore, Vinita, Bristow - and a mission school in Guymon serving Burmese refugees. There are 34 additional K-12 schools eligible to join OSF but have not yet chosen to do so. Of that group, several anticipate joining soon. There are 32 Catholic…

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  • June 9, 2015