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Concordia in school choice voucher program

Statement issued Friday:

Fort Wayne, Indiana, July 15, 2011: Concordia Lutheran High School today announced that the Board of Directors of the Concordia Educational Association has approved the high school’s participation in Indiana’s School Choice Program. In addition, Concordia has been accepted by the State of Indiana as a participating high school.

Concordia will accept vouchers for qualifying families for the 2011-12 school year effective immediately. Students who previously attended a public school for the prior two semesters are eligible to apply.

“We welcome students who want our Christ-centered education,” said Terry Breininger, Executive Director of Concordia Lutheran High School. “Concordia is well known for our academic rigor and an environment that supports and develops our students as caring people.”

Students qualifying for the free and reduced-price lunch program (around $40,000 for a family of four) can receive a voucher for up to 90 percent of the state tuition amount for the sending school district. Students from families that earn up to 150 percent of the program (around $60,000 for a family of four) are eligible for a voucher worth up to 50 percent of the district tuition.

Interested families should contact Concordia at (260) 483-1102, ext. 222 for assistance with the voucher application process. Information about School Choice is posted on the admissions tab of www.clhscadets.com.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was founded in 1935, as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.

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