Great Hearts Irving is proud to serve our community in any way we can. While funds are limited, we are committed to providing as much assistance as possible with EduKits (school supplies), uniforms, and Classics to Keep. Families who qualify can also benefit from the federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program (FRL) to provide meals during the school day.
See below for more information about each program.
All families who qualified for financial assistance in the preceding school year, as well as those who qualified after completing the Preliminary Financial Assistance form, will have EduKits ordered for their child(ren) free of charge. These will be delivered to the Upper and Lower School campuses. We will reach out to let you know when they have arrived so that you may pick them up prior to the start of school.
Families who qualify for financial assistance are also eligible to receive vouchers (gift certificates) for use in purchasing school uniforms. We will provide $100 in vouchers for each qualifying student. All vouchers are for Dennis Uniforms and are redeemable online or over the phone. Vouchers will be distributed during the summer months for those who qualify, while supplies last.
If you have additional questions or concerns regarding uniform vouchers, please reach out to Grant.Beardslee@greatheartstxschools.org for the Lower School or Mary.Connor@greatheartstxschools.org for the Upper School.
We highly encourage all families to purchase their own copies of our Classics to Keep so that our students can build their own library of literary classics and be able to return to the wisdom and joy contained within in years to come. Most can be acquired at low cost from used booksellers.
If this is not possible for your family, we will gladly provide your child with copies of the texts for use during the school year upon request. Please reach out to Grant.Beardslee@greatheartstxschools.org for the Lower School or Mary.Connor@greatheartstxschools.org for the Upper School for more information.
Families who think they may qualify are encouraged to submit an application for Free or Reduced Meals by visiting LINQConnect.com or through the LINQConnect app available for Apple or Android. Here’s how:
Once you set up your account, just click “Start Meal Application” to get started.
In order to access the application for financial assistance through our new meal system, please follow these steps.
- Go to LINQConnect.com.
- Click “Start Meal Application.”
- Select “Great Hearts Texas (San Antonio, Texas)” as the district.
- Finish filling out the application with your information and submit!
After you submit an application, you can create an account in order to view the status of your application. If you have already registered for a LINQConnect account, there is a “Start Meal Application” link once you have logged in.
Great Hearts Texas will notify you of your eligibility within 10 school days, either by email or letter. If you have not received a notice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Once Great Hearts Texas has processed your application, you will also be able to access your eligibility determination letter by clicking the notification bell in the upper right corner of the LINQConnect dashboard.
Returning students who qualified for free or reduced lunch this school year will continue to receive those benefits through September 28, 2023. To continue receiving benefits after September 28th, you will need to fill out an application for the new school year. If you think your family might qualify, we strongly encourage you to go ahead and submit an application for this school year.
Reduced Lunch Pricing
Breakfast | $0.30
Lunch | $0.40