York Country Day School, a private K-12 school, is holding an open house on Sunday that could help get the ball rolling for families looking to take advantage of a new scholarship program.

The open house is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, with families getting the chance to talk to teachers and check out classrooms. There are, for the most part, two to three seats available next fall in each class, said headmaster Nat Coffman.

In particular, the open house is aimed at families who may want to use the new Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program. The program funnels scholarship money funded by business tax credits to families with students at low-performing schools.

The state has deemed Davis, Devers, Jackson and McKinley elementaries in York City and Hanover Senior High School as low-achieving.

York Country Day is one of the schools that has signed up to accept Opportuity Scholarship students, although Coffman said not a lot of businesses have donated to the program yet.

Enrollment is not automatic, though. Students have to get accepted into York Country Day, which has a college-like application process.

If a family isn't eligible for the Opportunity Scholarship, Coffman said there is other financial aid available.

For more information, visit www.ycds.org/


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