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Welcome to Sunshine Learning Miami

Thank you for your interest in Sunshine Learning Miami! Our philosophy is to tailor a program that suits the student and not the other way around, we refer to that as customized education. Since the beginning, we have been offering our students a stress free environment and hands-on education. We believe that every child is uniquely gifted and learns in a distinct way, so we ensure to adapt the curricula to every specific need.

We teach our students to be curious, self-confident, and independent learners. We strive to help them flourish within a small setup along with multi-grade interaction where they will feel part of a family. Most importantly, we seek to develop in each of them a desire to learn, have a deep multicultural understanding, form strong collaborative skills, and devote themselves to the local community and the world.

Because this is a Home School environment our admission process is open throughout the entire year, your child can start his/her Home School Education at any time during the year.

At Sunshine Learning Miami we look forward to welcoming you to be part of our family and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any question.

Sincerely,

​Adriana Zeppenfeldt
DIrector

Scholarships Available:

Step Up for Students

In 2001, the Florida Legislature created the income-based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program to assure that low-income children have more learning options. The scholarships are based on financial need, not how well your child does in school. Private school scholarship: Pays up to $6,519 for Kindergarten–5th grade, $6,815 for 6th-8th grade and $7,111 for 9th-12th grade for the 2018-19 school year toward the following school expenses, in this order until the maximum is reached: Tuition, Books, Registration, Transportation, Uniforms, Testing, Other.

For more information and application process, visit Step Up for Students: www.stepupforstudets.org.

McKay Scholarship

The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, originally created in 1999, provides scholarships for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. Students with disabilities include K-12 students who are documented as having an intellectual disability; a speech or language impairment; a hearing impairment, including deafness; a visual impairment, including blindness; a dual sensory impairment; an orthopedic impairment, another health impairment, an emotional or behavioral disability; a specific learning disability, including, but not limited to, dyslexia, dyscalculia, or developmental aphasia; a traumatic brain injury; a developmental delay; or autism spectrum disorder.

The scholarship shall remain in effect until the student:

  • Returns to a public school;
  • Graduates from high school, or
  • Reaches the age of 22, whichever occurs first.

A student in a private school on McKay Scholarship can return to a public school using the McKay Scholarship public school option; however, the parent must notify the district prior to doing so. The school district will determine what public school options are available to the student after receiving the request. A student who exercises this choice will need to reestablish eligibility by being in a school year’s October and February student survey before being eligible again for the private school option of the McKay Scholarship.

For more information and application process visit Florida Department of Education: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mckay

The tuition and fees at Sunshine Learning Miami exceeds the amount of Step up and Mc Kay scholarships, consequently the parents are responsible for additional costs and fees.

Hope

In 2018, the Florida Legislature created the Hope Scholarship Program to give public school children in Florida relief from bullying and violence. The scholarship gives parents the opportunity to transfer their child to another K-12 public school with available capacity within the school district, receive a scholarship to transport the student to a public school in another school district, or to request a scholarship for the student to attend an eligible private school. Step Up For Students is administering the private school and transportation options for the Hope Scholarship.

A qualifying incident must have taken place at a public K-12 educational institution, any school-related or school-sponsored program or activity, riding on the school bus or waiting at the school bus stop. Qualifying incidents include battery; harassment; hazing; bullying; kidnapping; physical attack; robbery; sexual offenses, harassment, assault or battery; threat or intimidation; or fighting at school as defined by the Florida Department of Education in accordance with s. 1006.09(6).

The Hope Scholarship Program is not based on financial need. Families may choose between transferring to another public school within the school district, financial assistance toward private school tuition and fees, or transportation costs to attend a public school in another district.

Private school scholarship: Pays up to $6,519 for kindergarten – fifth grade, $6,815 for sixth – eighth grade and $7,111 for ninth – 12th grade for the 2018-19 school year. Scholarship amounts will be prorated based on a variety of factors. The scholarship can be used towards the following school expenses, in this order until the maximum is reached: Tuition, Books sold through the school, Registration, Transportation services that occur during school hours, Uniforms sold through the school, Testing (e.g. standardized or entrance testing), Other fees, not including before and/or after school care services or after school sports fees (e.g. graduation fees, yearbook fees, field trips)

Transportation Scholarship: Families can choose a scholarship, up to $750, to assist with the cost of transportation to an out-of-district public school.

Renewal for subsequent school years: For the purposes of continuity of educational choice, a Hope Scholarship shall remain in force until the student returns to their zoned public school or graduates from high school.

For more information call our office at 786.592.2641

Step Up for Students
Download Application
Download Handbook

For Private School Registration:

Fill out the application form and bring the following documents along with the application:
1. Birth Certificate
2. Health Immunization Requirements
– Florida Student Health Examination Form (Form 3040)
(Including Tuberculosis Clinical Screening)
– Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680)
3. Proof of Address in name of Parents or Guardians (Must provide two)
– Warranty Deed or Lease Agreement
– Homestead Exemption
– Florida Electric Bill (Current Bill)

For homeschooling registration please call 786-592-2641

Call us for more information, details, and enrollment.

+1 (786) 592-2641