Program Impact

Empowering families saves taxpayers’ dollars and enriches education by engaging parents.

South Dakota Partners in Education is making an impact for families and communities across South Dakota. Through our partnerships, children and families are empowered to choose the school that is best for their unique learning needs. By empowering and engaging families and schools, we’re enriching education and communities across South Dakota.

In addition, SDPE benefits all South Dakota taxpayers, both state and local. This year’s average tax credit scholarship of $1,818 represents less than 20% of the public education cost per student.

A classroom at one of our partner schools, St. Lambert Catholic School in Sioux Falls.

776

Student Scholarships
(2019–2020)

$1,818

Average Scholarship
(2019–2020)

45

Participating Schools
(2019–2020)

$2 million

Tax Credit Contributions
(2019–2020)

Together, SDPE is partnering with families, schools, and donors to enrich education in South Dakota. Your support will enable us to continue our important mission of empowering families with opportunities to choose the school they feel is best for their child. Watch the video below to hear from some of our students!

Share Your Story

Whether you are a family, school, or donor, we would love to hear how SDPE has impacted you!

Participating Schools

View the complete list of participating schools throughout South Dakota.

Program Overview

Learn how SDPE compares to other scholarship programs nationwide.