Arizona Application

Hello Venture Upward Family!

Thank you for the privilege to support you in your home education this year. In partnership with Sequoia Choice, we welcome you to Venture Upward, Arizona!

It is Venture Upward’s goal to support your family’s home-based education journey by:

  1. Providing funding for your family to purchase educational materials for your student(s). (please note funding cannot be used to purchase religious materials)
  2. Providing your family with a qualified mentor to support and advise you along the way. Your teacher/mentor plays a supporting role to you, the parent, who is always the primary teacher.
  3. Prioritizing flexibility by encouraging you to always choose a curriculum that best suits the needs of your student(s).
  4. Creating a strong home education community by providing free enrichment programming such as Venture School, fun field trips for the whole family, and engaging community service projects.

Venture Upward partners with Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning (SCAZDL) to provide your family with this unique educational choice. Venture Upward agrees with SCAZDL, that all families deserve to choose the best learning environment for their child, which makes them an ideal partner! We are so excited to get this school year going!

Complete your enrollment in the Venture Upward program by registering with Sequoia choice. Follow the steps below to complete this process. Please be sure to monitor emails throughout this process, as important information will be sent via email.

  1. SCAZDL Registration
    Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning is our public partner school. Please click the registration link to begin. It is a relatively simple process but may require up to 30 minutes of your time. You can start the process and pause it at any time. Click HERE to register for SCAZDL.
    Important information to note during your SCAZDL registration:

    • When prompted, please answer these questions as follows.
      • Will the student be full-time or part-time?
        • Full time
      • Will the student be attending a learning center, home-based program, or partnering program?
        • The student will participate in a partnering program.
      • Which program are you interested in?
        • Venture
    • Throughout the application, you will be given the opportunity to upload your enrollment documents (birth certificate, proof of residency, and Immunization records or exemption form).

    After registration, please be patient, and be sure to check your email and phone after you enroll as AZDL registrar will reach out to you with further instructions. This could take a few days, depending on enrollment timing. We will reach out if there are any issues!

  2. If you have any issues/questions specifically regarding your SCAZDL registration, please email records@edkey.org or call 480-630-6181. You can also always reach out to me directly at sfoutz@ventureupward.org.
  3. We will be notified once your registration is complete, and then we will reach out to you with the next steps including a parent handbook training and a Mentored Academic Planning (MAP) Meeting with one of our teachers/mentors.

While you are waiting for your enrollment to be completed, please spend some time reviewing the Venture Upward Family Flyer. We also highly encourage you to begin thinking about what curriculum will work best for your student(s) and what additional learning materials you would like to order.

There are two curriculum paths to explore for each subject, which include Online Courses and our Venturing Ahead path (this is the path that allows you to use your own curriculum). It is also important to note that while all of the Venturing Ahead options are free to families, some of the online courses require you to use some of your Venture Reward. Your mentor will send “pricing” guides so that you can know exactly how much will be deducted from your Venture Reward.

As you explore your options for additional learning materials, please note the website and price (include shipping and tax) for each item you would like to order. Building an Amazon wish list (we do have Amazon Prime) or creating a wishlist/shopping cart for another store is a fantastic way to streamline the ordering process so that we can get those materials to you as quickly as possible. Be sure to explore the Venture Reward tab on our website to explore the fun things you might add to your resource order!

I know this was a lot of information to take in! We will also be sending this same information to you via email! Please be sure to check your junk mail folders if you do not see it. Please remember that we are going to be with you every step of the way on this awesome adventure!

Let’s Venture Upward Together,
Sandy Foutz