OSF Now At 34 Schools

Three schools have recently joined the OSF. They are Paths to Independence School (Bartlesville), Cross Christian Academy (Disney), and Eagle Point Christian School (Sapulpa). Paths to Independence is an accredited PK-12 private school structured to meet the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders.  It provides instruction in all academic areas, communication, social skills, recreation, and independent living.  The school goal is to have a life-long view of education, promoting functional independence from a young age. The mission of Eagle Point Christian Academy is to partner…

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  • April 6, 2015

Completing 2014 Tax Forms

The info below is how individuals and families filing jointly should  claim the tax credits and deductions for donations made to the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Businesses should consult their tax preparers. STATE TAX CREDIT: The Tax Commission has been provided your donation information and is expecting you to claim the credits. Make sure that you have your receipt letter from the Opportunity Scholarship Fund in case the Oklahoma Tax Commission asks for it after you file. The amount of the credit will be HALF…

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  • March 11, 2015

Positive Tomorrows Joins OSF

The Positive Tomorrows is the latest school to join the Opportunity Scholarship Fund. Positive Tomorrows began in 1989 as a real collaborative effort among a group of community organizations that recognized that the educational needs of homeless children were not being met. Founding partners included OKC Public Schools, the State Dept. of Education, CampFire USA, Neighborhood Services Organization and the YWCA. As an affiliate of the OKC Public Schools System, the school purpose was to help homeless families collect needed documentation to…

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  • February 17, 2015

Destiny Christian: Not Costly Just Priceless

Destiny Christian School in Del City is the newest member of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund family. For over 25 years, Destiny Christian has been serving children and families in the greater OKC area as Mid-Del Christian School. Thousands of students have walked the halls of the school, learning to read, write, and think critically in an atmosphere of loving discipline not often found today. Hundreds of graduates have gone on to become skilled employees in the workforce – attorneys, accountants, entrepreneurs, medical…

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  • February 11, 2015

OK Tax Credit Facts

The foundation of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund is the ability to offer Oklahoma tax credits as an inducement to contributors. Tax credits in Oklahoma periodically experience criticism and debate in the Legislature and elsewhere. Listed below are several facts about our Fund and Oklahoma tax credits. Oklahoma allowed 40 different tax credits in 2014. Only two of these credits benefit education. One is for donations to Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) that benefit private school students - such as our Opportunity Scholarship…

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  • February 11, 2015

First WCS Scholarship

Wesleyan Christian School scored a first on Wednesday, January 21st. The school received a $3,500 scholarship from a statewide organization called the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.  Wesleyan Christian is the first northeastern Oklahoma school outside of Tulsa to receive such a scholarship. “We’re excited to get this scholarship,” said Rocky Clark, Wesleyan Christian School Superintendent. “It will go to a student who couldn’t have enrolled at our school without it. He’s an honors student, and is active in sports and fine…

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  • January 23, 2015

$324,000 in 2014

The schools of the OSF generated $324,000 in 2014. That was the amount reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission on January 10. The monies will be used by those schools for scholarships in 2015. Per the "rule" - about 20% of our schools (6) raised 80% of the funds. Given that our schools realistically had less that two months to operate - the results are very encouraging for a full year of outreach in 2015.

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  • January 20, 2015

OCPA PERSPECTIVE: GOP Voters Prefer School Choice …

Oklahoma GOP Voters Prefer School Choice Over Same Old, Same Old OCPA Perspective: August 2014 By Patrick B. McGuigan THE UNIONS AND OTHER FOES OF SCHOOL CHOICE ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY Two all-but-sainted gentlemen have stepped up to lead an Oklahoma exodus. Although neither has put it this way, "Let our children go" could be their mantra. These guys believe that in education policy, taxpayer resources should follow children, not bureaucratic dictates. God bless Tulsa businessman Bob…

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  • January 10, 2015

Claremore Christian School

Claremore Christian School (Ryan Mullins) joined the OSF family this week.  Claremore Christian School has been serving families in northeast Oklahoma since 1984. We received our state accreditation from the International Christian Accrediting Association in 2004 and are a current member of the Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship. Our administrators serve as members for peer reviewed accrediting teams to other schools and many of our staff have been honored in the “Who’s Who’s of American Teachers”.  It is the goal…

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  • November 24, 2014

Pakview Adventist Jumps On Board!

Parkview Adventist Academy (Tevita Tameifuna) in Oklahoma City joined the OSF today.  Parkview Adventist Academy family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.  Parkview Adventist Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in…

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  • November 19, 2014