Oklahoma City (May 29, 2018) – St. John’s Christian Heritage Academy (SJCHA) becomes the OSF’s 63rd member school as it joins the membership this month. SJCHA is located in the 5700 block of N. Kelly Avenue and has been in existence for almost 30 years. Founded by Rev. Dr. W. K. Jackson, the late pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church., hs vision became a reality on August 28, 1989, when the school opened its doors for the first time and offered instruction to students in kindergarten through the third grade. Currently, SJCHA is a privately accredited institution, providing academic and biblical instruction to pre-kindergarten students through fifth grade.
The mission of St. John Christian Heritage Academy is to enable students to be successful life-long learners. The faculty and staff at SJCHA, headed by the superintendent Ms. Shaaron Wesley, are professional, college-trained, competent, and talented individuals who plan, direct, and appraise the learning experiences of every student. The school believes that the students should have role models before them that exemplify Christian principles; that all children can learn, and the aim of SJCHA is to work toward the highest principles of education for the benefit of our students.
We are happy to have St. John’s Christian Heritage Academy as our 63rd member school of the Opportunity Scholarship Fund.
About Opportunity Scholarship Fund
The Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization helping promote and manage the Oklahoma tax-credit scholarship program. Students qualify based on standards established by individual member school’s financial aid criteria and meet the requirements established by the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act. According to an independent fiscal impact study in 2017, the fiscal return to the state is $1.24 of savings for every $1 of tax credit issued based on the state’s per-pupil spending on common education. When accounting for all funding sources, the fiscal return is $2.58 for every $1 of tax credit issued. Established in late 2014, OSF is the premier scholarship granting organization in Oklahoma.