Georgia Private School Tax Credit

What Is The Private School Tax Credit?

The Georgia Private School Tax Credit was passed into law in the summer of 2008. The Schenck School is excited about the law as it has financial benefits for both you and our School. The state sets aside a certain amount in credits available each year, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Under this law, you can redirect a portion of your Georgia income taxes to provide scholarship assistance to incoming Schenck School students who are currently enrolled in public school. You will receive a tax credit at the state level, against your Georgia income tax liability for amounts donated. For married couples filing a joint return, the maximum tax credit-eligible contribution is $2,500 ($1,000 as an individual).

How Does It Work?

We have partnered with Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, a state-approved Student Scholarship Organization (SSO), to enable our community to take advantage of this program. With a donation to the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund, a Georgia state income tax credit is available to you for the tax year the donation is made. Your donation also means you may be allowed a charitable contribution deduction on your federal tax return.

Who Qualifies For The Scholarship?

The scholarships are open to Georgia residents enrolled in secondary or primary public school or eligible to enroll in a qualified kindergarten program or pre-kindergarten program.

How Do I Donate?

To learn more about the Apogee Georgia School Choice Scholarship Fund or to start the process, please visit

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Contact Information:

Cathy Coleman
Director of Development