Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

Deadlines Approaching for Ohio Special Needs Programs

It can be hard to select a program for your child, especially if your child has a disability.  Luckily North Coast is here to help!  We have two upcoming special needs programs just for your child – the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) and the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp.  Deadlines are approaching quickly, so why wait?  Apply today!

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN)

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program is for children with diagnosed disabilities.  The program gives parents the choice to opt out of public school and choose a private or home-based education option for their child.  Through approved JPSN providers, funds are allocated to address specific needs listed on the child’s individualized education plan (IEP).

Receive Up to $27,000 Annually for Your Child’s Education!

This is not a need-based program.  Scholarships are awarded based upon the child’s special education category:

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program Rates

Do You Qualify for this Special Needs Program?

In order to qualify for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, your child must meet the following requirements:

  • Have an identified disability as stated in their evaluation team report (ETR)
  • Be eligible to enter school (grades K – 12)
  • Cannot attend a public school while using funds from the JPSN scholarship

Enroll Now for the 2017 – 2018 School Year!

Applications for the 2017 – 2018 school year will be accepted until Friday, April 14, 2017.  You must apply for the scholarship through an approved JPSN provider, like North Coast Tutoring Services.

Ready to apply or have questions about the program?  Email Ellen Karakul, Director of the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, at, or call (440) 914-0200 today.

Academic Fun & Fitness Camp

The Academic Fun & Fitness Camp is a six-week summer camp for kids ages 6 – 19 with learning disabilities (i.e. ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyslexia, LD, etc.).  This special needs program is coordinated through the Creative Education Institute, a nonprofit organization.  North Coast Education Services is a proud sponsor of the camp, which began in 2001.  The camp is held in Kirtland, Ohio, on the campus of Lakeland Community College.*

Academic Fun & Fitness Camp 2017

Expect the Unexpected at this “Unschool” Camp

The Academic Fun & Fitness Camp is also commonly referred to as the “unschool” camp because the staff makes learning interesting and fun!  Every day, campers participate in small group reading and math activities using multi-sensory, hands-on methods.  By incorporating games and tailoring the curriculum to the individual needs of the group, campers have the tools for success.  The ratio is 5 campers to 1 counselor.

A Wide Variety of Social Skills Activities

What makes this camp so popular with families is the immense variety of activities.  In addition to multi-sensory reading and math, campers also participate in a several activities designed to improve and foster social skills.  Activities include theatre arts, non-competitive sports (baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis), martial arts, hands-on science, art therapy, music and more.

Academic Fun & Fitness Camp -- Theatre Arts Program

Space is Limited, so Apply Today!

Due to the unique nature of this camp, only a limited number of campers are invited to participate.  Space is still available for Summer 2017.  For more information about the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, email Carole Richards – Executive Camp Director – at, or call (440) 914-0200.  (Click here to visit the camp’s website.)

Ohio Special Needs Programs from North Coast

Don’t let these wonderful opportunities pass you by.  Call us at (440) 914-0200 today to speak with someone about the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, the Academic Fun & Fitness Camp, or any of our other wonderful programs.  Our program directors are standing by, ready to talk to you!



*The Academic Fun & Fitness Camp is not affiliated with or sponsored by Lakeland Community College.

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