Tax Dollars and Scholarships

[Updated] December 9, 2020 (Gainesville, Ga.) – Elachee Nature Academy is an approved school as part of the Pay It Forward Scholarships program. Through Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit program, taxpayers may ‘pay it forward’ via this Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) making it possible for families to send their young children to Elachee Nature Academy’s accredited and licensed nature-based Preschool and Kindergarten-1st Grade programs.

The deadline for individuals and businesses to apply for tax credits, or for families to apply for financial aid, is December 31, 2020.

Elachee Nature Academy joins with Pay It Forward Scholarships to host a virtual information meeting about ways to participate in the Georgia Qualified Education Expense tax credit program, to be held Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Find specific details at to explore ways:

  • Individuals and business owners may ‘donate’ to help a young child receive financial aid to Elachee Nature Academy by applying for a 2021 Tax Credit as part of Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit Program; 
  • Families of young children may apply for 2021 scholarship funds to aid in sending their child(ren) to Elachee Nature Academy’s nature-based Preschool or Kindergarten-1st Grade programs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Informational Virtual Seminars

Cary Sinnett, a representative with Pay It Forward Scholarships, will conduct two FREE virtual meetings. Pre-registration required.

About Elachee Nature Academy

Elachee Nature Academy is a SACS/Cognia-accredited school, licensed through the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning’s Bright from the Start, offering Preschool and Kindergarten-1st Grade programs, managed and operated by Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, Ga. Students spend the majority of the instructional day outdoors in creative discovery and experiential learning. CONTACT the Director of Schools to schedule a tour.

About Pay It Forward Scholarships

Pay It Forward Scholarships provides scholarships for private pre-K through 12th grade students to attend any accredited private school in Georgia, giving families the freedom to choose the best educational environment for their child(ren). According to information posted on the organization’s web site, in 2021, Pay it Forward Scholarships will have access to $100 million dollars in Qualified Education Expense Tax Credits to distribute to Georgia taxpayers who donate a scholarship to any private Pre-K through 12 school of their choice in Georgia. Taxpayers will receive a dollar-for-dollar Georgia Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit OR a federal charitable deduction. Visit to learn more.

Elachee Nature Academy, in Gainesville, Ga., is an approved school through the Pay It Forward Scholarships program.For more information about this SSO, contact Pay It Forward Scholarships.

615 Oak Street, Suite A
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 534-3611
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