What is School Choice?
The fundamental right for parents to have access to the educational environment that serves their children best.
ARIZONA SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS
Charter School: Charter schools are tuition-free, public schools. Nearly 20% of Arizona students attend an Arizona charter school! Since 1995, the number of charter schools in Arizona has grown to over 500 and charter school student enrollment has grown well over 150,000 students!
Locate a charter school near you, visit: https://educationevaluator.org/about-the-map/.
Home School: Homeschooling in Arizona is defined as the parent-led and privately funded education of a child at home. Parents who choose to educate their children at home are required to file an affidavit of their intent to homeschool with the state.
Families are able to use an Empowerment Scholarship Account and purchase home school curriculum, books, therapies, tutoring, testing fees, uniforms and more!
Private School: If you would like to send your child to a private school (including religious schools), scholarship assistance may be available to you through one of the many School Tuition Organizations (STOs) and Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) in Arizona.
Online Private School: If you would like to send your child to an online private school, scholarship assistance may be available to you through one of the many school tuition organizations (STOs) and Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) in Arizona.
Find a private school near you by visiting any of the following links:
a. Schola: http://bit.ly/Find-School
b. Private School Review: https://www.privateschoolreview.com/arizona
d. Great Schools: https://www.greatschools.org/
Public Schools: are tuition-free learning institutions that are funded by local, state and/or federal governments. They offer general education opportunities to children in kindergarten through grade 12, and extracurricular activities are also part of many public school programs.
Did you know that all Arizona public and charter schools receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F) from the Arizona Department of Education. What grade did your child’s school receive?
- Review a public school letter grade by the Arizona Department of Education: https://azreportcards.azed.gov/.
- Find out if your child’s school has been rated underperforming or graded D or F: https://az4children.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FY-19-Combined-D-F-Rate-Schools.pdf
- Public School District Website List: https://www.azed.gov/districtwebsites/
Find a public school near you by visiting any of the following links: