ESA Arizona

In Arizona, families have the choice to access ESA funding from the state instead of enrolling in a public school. ESA funds can be used to pay for educational expenses, including to private pay for the following Venture Upward services.

You can choose to purchase options individually, or select one of our bundles that combines multiple areas of support.

*Please note: This ESA page contains all the information about our ESA program. There are other pages on our website that describe our partner-school program, which has additional requirements. ESA students will not need to meet those requirements, such as weekly pacing or standardized testing, through Venture Upward.

Bundle options:

This bundle offers families individualized teacher support, enrollment in Venture School for K-8 students, an invitation to community events, and access to their choice of four of our Venture-offered online curricula.

Fees:
$300 School Fee / Student / Year

$750 / Quarter + $350 for each additional student

Benefits Include:

Teacher Access
Your student is paired with a skilled and enthusiastic teacher who provides support with:

  • 30 minutes monthly mentoring sessions
  • Weekly newsletters
  • Email availability to answer questions, as needed.

Venture School
We often hear that Venture School is a student’s favorite part of Venture Upward!

This weekly onsite, drop-off program allows kids to learn together with other Venture students. Experienced and enthusiastic instructors engage children in four interactive, extracurricular classes each week. Topics can include anything from locally-significant traditions, messy science experiments, art, cooking, music, Spanish, money management, geography, and more.

Currently, Venture School locations are planned in the following areas:

  • North Phoenix (approx. I17/Deer Valley)
  • Tolleson/Goodyear
  • North Mesa
  • Queen Creek/Gilbert
  • Casa Grande
  • Tucson
  • White Mountain

Helping students learn to improve and support their own communities is an important part of our program. Venture School staff help students coordinate service opportunities for your entire family throughout the year. A minimum of two service opportunities will be organized each school year.

Community Events Package
We’re passionate about creating community among home educating families. Our Community Package offers you access to a variety of events for students and families including:

Monthly Park Days
Families meet at local parks to connect and enjoy the day together.

Nature Club
Families meet locally to join in hikes or unstructured nature exploration for students. Please note: parking passes not included. Click on the location below to view planned locations.

East Valley Locations

  • Hieroglyphics Trail Hike
  • Riparian Preserve
  • Coons Bluff Picnic
  • Silly Mountain
  • Butcher Jones Recreation 

West Valley Locations

  • Fountain Park (Fountain Hills)
  • Estrella Mountain Regional Park
  • Thunderbird Conservation Park
  • Camelback Mountain
  • Papago Park

Pen Pal Program
Students have the opportunity to practice writing skills and learn about a new place by sending letters to their very own pen pal – a Venture Upward student from another state.

Field Trips
Join us for two field trips per year for your enrolled students, their siblings, and two adults

Virtual Book Clubs
Students in grades K-8 are invited to join our quarterly virtual book club.

Venture-Sponsored School Activities
Students are invited to join in Venture-sponsored school activities such as a geography fair and science fair.

Additional Free Benefits
As part of the Venture Upward Family you will have free access to:

  • Monthly parent trainings 
  • Virtual book clubs for parents
  • An invitation to the annual parent conference

Curriculum Support Package

When you purchase our Curriculum Support Package, students receive individualized support in the four core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Parents receive training in the curriculum and access to continual contact to answer any questions. In addition to the purchased support, Venture Upward provides students with free access to four curriculums of their choosing from the list below. The subjects and grade levels available are listed with each option:

Grades: K-8*

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies

*K-1 is offered in Language Arts and Math only.

IXL provides unlimited practice problems with meaningful, up-to-date tracking on your child’s progress. Learn thousands of K-12 topics online. Get detailed feedback and guidance.

ixl.com | Technical Requirements

Grades: K-8*

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies

*Kindergarten is offered in Language Arts and Math only.

MobyMax is a standards-aligned learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies equipped with adaptive tests, test-prep lessons, and motivational tools. Students work through lessons to achieve proficiency, which earns them playing time in the site’s game area.

MobyMax.comTechnical Requirements

Grades: 3-8

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Study.com’s courses are based on engaging video lessons with quizzes, and chapter tests created by qualified instructors.

Study.com | Technical Requirements

Grades: K-6 

Subjects offered: Science and Social Studies

Studies Weekly utilizes a web-based newspaper format to engage students in science and social studies. It provides multimedia resources to keep students engaged and teach standards. Students read the periodical and then take a quiz to demonstrate knowledge.

studiesweekly.comTechnical Requirements

Grades: K-8 

Subjects offered: Science and Social Studies

Generation Genius brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Our videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association.

generationgenius.com

Grades: K-12
Subject offered: Math

CTC Math features video tutorials, interactive questions, printable worksheets, and weekly revision tasks to help students gain confidence in math. 

ctcmath.comTechnical Requirement

Grades: K-8

Subject offered: Math

DreamBox intelligently adapts to each child, letting them drive their own learning while giving parents and teachers in-the-moment data and valuable insights to ensure success.

dreambox.comTechnical Requirements

Grades: K-3

Subject offered: Math

Mathseeds combines highly structured lessons with fun motivational elements that keep children engaged and keen to learn. These highly interactive and rewarding lessons can be used anytime and anywhere there is a computer or an iPad available.

mathseeds.comTechnical Requirements  

Grades: K-3

Subject offered: Reading

Reading Eggs is an award-winning online reading program created by experienced teachers based on scientific research for ages 2-13. We utilize Reading Eggs primarily with our K-3rd grade students to support early literacy. Students are guided through lessons that feature fun games, colorful animations, and catchy songs to engage them in learning.

readingeggs.comTechnical Requirements

Individual Add-on Curriculum Support (Fees Apply)

You can choose to add Curriculum Support for any of these a la carte curriculums with the purchase of a bundle or any other package. Additional fees apply and are listed. Fees include student support for the curriculum, training for parents, and continual communication for students and parents as they navigate the curriculum. Free access to the curriculum is included.

Fee: $125 per subject

Grades: 6-12

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Edgenuity uses direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers to engage students. Frequent check-points help students practice learned information in a variety of ways.

Edgenuity.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: K-8*

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies

*K-1 is offered in Language Arts and Math only.

IXL provides unlimited practice problems with meaningful, up-to-date tracking on your child’s progress. Learn thousands of K-12 topics online. Get detailed feedback and guidance.

IXL.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $200 per student

Grades: K-6

Subject offered: Language Arts

Imagine Learning accelerates language arts proficiency by providing instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking. As students explore and practice skills, their individualized learning sequence adjusts dynamically to maximize their engagement and progress, accelerating to match a cognitive leap, or adjusting to accommodate unfinished learning.

*Please note that this curriculum requires Chrome browser, an iPad, or Android tablet

imaginelearning.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $100 for family

Grades: K-6 

Subjects offered: Math & Science

Generation Genius brings school science and math standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Their videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association.

generationgenius.com

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: 2-6

Subject offered: Math (Digital Only)

Beast Academy is an engaging and fun math curriculum that leads students through comic-book style materials, which provides comprehensive instruction. The practice materials provide hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons.

Beastacademy.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: K-12
Subject offered: Math

CTC Math features video tutorials, interactive questions, printable worksheets, and weekly revision tasks to help students gain confidence in math. 

ctcmath.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $50 per student

Grades: K-8

Subject offered: Math

DreamBox intelligently adapts to each child, letting them drive their own learning while giving parents and teachers in-the-moment data and valuable insights to ensure success.

dreambox.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $50 per student

Grades: 6-12 (or advanced grade 5)

Subject offered: Electives

eDynamic offers an extensive catalog of elective courses. Students receive access to the entire course catalog, so they are able to try as many electives as they like.

eDynamic

Fee: $100 per subject, per semester

Grades: 7-12

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

High School Suite teaches concepts in primarily a reading to learn format. A mix of writing projects and multiple choice assessments are used to test knowledge. These engaging text based lessons help students develop critical thinking skills while mastering concepts.

This bundle offers individualized teacher support, a spot for K-8 students in Venture School, and community events to help students stay connected. It also includes a welcome gift of access to Generation Genius for the school year. It includes everything in Bundle 1, except the Curriculum Support Package.

Fees:   $800 / Quarter + $350 for each additional student

Benefits Include:

Teacher Access
Your student is paired with a skilled and enthusiastic teacher who provides support with:

  • Weekly newsletters
  • Email availability to answer questions, as needed.
  • Teacher access for a 30 minutes monthly mentoring session, weekly newsletters, emails with questions as needed.

Venture School
We often hear that Venture School is a student’s favorite part of Venture Upward!

This weekly onsite, drop-off program allows kids to learn together with other Venture students. Experienced and enthusiastic instructors engage children in four interactive extracurricular classes each week. Topics can include anything from locally-significant traditions, messy science experiments, art, cooking, music, Spanish, money management, geography, and more.

Currently, Venture School locations are planned in the following areas: 

  • North Phoenix (approx. I17/Deer Valley)
  • Tolleson/Goodyear
  • North Mesa
  • Queen Creek/Gilbert
  • Casa Grande
  • Tucson
  • White Mountain

Helping students learn to improve and support their own communities is an important part of our program. Venture School staff help students coordinate service opportunities for your entire family throughout the year. A minimum of two service opportunities will be organized each school year.

Community Events Package
We’re passionate about creating community among home educating families. Our Community Package offers you access to a variety of events for students and families including:

Monthly Park Days
Families meet at local parks to connect and enjoy the day together.

Nature Club
Families meet locally to join in hikes or unstructured nature exploration for students. Please note: parking passes not included. Click on the location below to view planned locations.

East Valley Locations

  • Hieroglyphics Trail Hike
  • Riparian Preserve
  • Coons Bluff Picnic
  • Silly Mountain
  • Butcher Jones Recreation 

West Valley Locations

  • Fountain Park (Fountain Hills)
  • Estrella Mountain Regional Park
  • Thunderbird Conservation Park
  • Camelback Mountain
  • Papago Park

Pen Pal Program
Students have the opportunity to practice writing skills and learn about a new place by sending letters to their very own pen pal – a Venture Upward student from another state.

Field Trips
Join us for two field trips per year for your enrolled students, their siblings, and two adults

Virtual Book Clubs
Students in grades K-8 are invited to join our quarterly virtual book club.

Venture-Sponsored School Activities
Students are invited to join in Venture-sponsored school activities such as a geography fair and science fair.

Additional Free Benefits
As part of the Venture Upward Family you will have free access to:

  • Monthly parent trainings 
  • Virtual book clubs for parents
  • An invitation to the annual parent conference

The Curriculum Support Bundle is included in Bundle 1, but can also be purchased on its own.

Fee: $300 / Student / Year

When you purchase our Curriculum Support Package, students receive individualized support in the four core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Parents receive training in the curriculum and access to continual contact to answer any questions. In addition to the purchased support, Venture Upward provides students with free access to four curriculums of their choosing from the list below.

The subjects and grade levels available are listed with each option:

Grades: K-8*

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies

*K-1 is offered in Language Arts and Math only.

IXL provides unlimited practice problems with meaningful, up-to-date tracking on your child’s progress. Learn thousands of K-12 topics online. Get detailed feedback and guidance.

ixl.com | Technical Requirements

Grades: K-8*

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies

*Kindergarten is offered in Language Arts and Math only.

MobyMax is a standards-aligned learning platform for math, language arts, science, and social studies equipped with adaptive tests, test-prep lessons, and motivational tools. Students work through lessons to achieve proficiency, which earns them playing time in the site’s game area.

MobyMax.comTechnical Requirements

Grades: 3-8

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Study.com’s courses are based on engaging video lessons with quizzes, and chapter tests created by qualified instructors.

Study.com | Technical Requirements

Grades: K-6 

Subjects offered: Science and Social Studies

Studies Weekly utilizes a web-based newspaper format to engage students in science and social studies. It provides multimedia resources to keep students engaged and teach standards. Students read the periodical and then take a quiz to demonstrate knowledge.

studiesweekly.comTechnical Requirements

Grades: K-8 

Subjects offered: Science and Social Studies

Generation Genius brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Our videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association.

generationgenius.com

Grades: K-12
Subject offered: Math

CTC Math features video tutorials, interactive questions, printable worksheets, and weekly revision tasks to help students gain confidence in math. 

ctcmath.comTechnical Requirement

Grades: K-8

Subject offered: Math

DreamBox intelligently adapts to each child, letting them drive their own learning while giving parents and teachers in-the-moment data and valuable insights to ensure success.

dreambox.comTechnical Requirements

Grades: K-3

Subject offered: Math

Mathseeds combines highly structured lessons with fun motivational elements that keep children engaged and keen to learn. These highly interactive and rewarding lessons can be used anytime and anywhere there is a computer or an iPad available.

mathseeds.comTechnical Requirements  

Grades: K-3

Subject offered: Reading

Reading Eggs is an award-winning online reading program created by experienced teachers based on scientific research for ages 2-13. We utilize Reading Eggs primarily with our K-3rd grade students to support early literacy. Students are guided through lessons that feature fun games, colorful animations, and catchy songs to engage them in learning.

readingeggs.comTechnical Requirements

Individual Add-on Curriculum Support (Fees Apply)

You can choose to add Curriculum Support for any of these a la carte curriculums with the purchase of a bundle or any other package. Additional fees apply and are listed which include student support for the curriculum, training for parents, and continual communication for students and parents as they navigate the curriculum. Free access to the curriculum is included.

Fee: $125 per subject

Grades: 6-12

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Edgenuity uses direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers to engage students. Frequent check-points help students practice learned information in a variety of ways.

Edgenuity.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: K-8*

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies

*K-1 is offered in Language Arts and Math only.

IXL provides unlimited practice problems with meaningful, up-to-date tracking on your child’s progress. Learn thousands of K-12 topics online. Get detailed feedback and guidance.

IXL.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $200 per student

Grades: K-6

Subject offered: Language Arts

Imagine Learning accelerates language arts proficiency by providing instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking. As students explore and practice skills, their individualized learning sequence adjusts dynamically to maximize their engagement and progress, accelerating to match a cognitive leap, or adjusting to accommodate unfinished learning.

*Please note that this curriculum requires Chrome browser, an iPad, or Android tablet

imaginelearning.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $100 for family

Grades: K-6 

Subjects offered: Math & Science

Generation Genius brings school science and math standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Their videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association.

generationgenius.com

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: 2-6

Subject offered: Math (Digital Only)

Beast Academy is an engaging and fun math curriculum that leads students through comic-book style materials, which provides comprehensive instruction. The practice materials provide hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons.

Beastacademy.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: K-12
Subject offered: Math

CTC Math features video tutorials, interactive questions, printable worksheets, and weekly revision tasks to help students gain confidence in math. 

ctcmath.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $50 per student

Grades: K-8

Subject offered: Math

DreamBox intelligently adapts to each child, letting them drive their own learning while giving parents and teachers in-the-moment data and valuable insights to ensure success.

dreambox.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $50 per student

Grades: 6-12 (or advanced grade 5)

Subject offered: Electives

eDynamic offers an extensive catalog of elective courses. Students receive access to the entire course catalog, so they are able to try as many electives as they like.

eDynamic

Fee: $100 per subject, per semester

Grades: 7-12

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

High School Suite teaches concepts in primarily a reading to learn format. A mix of writing projects and multiple choice assessments are used to test knowledge. These engaging text based lessons help students develop critical thinking skills while mastering concepts.

Fee: $300 / Quarter

We welcome all students to our Venture Schools. Some of our students may have additional support needs which will need to be met in partnership with parents. Please be aware that Venture School does not provide specially trained staff to accommodate students with higher needs or who require behavioral support. In circumstances where a student requires this level of additional support, it is our policy that a parent or caregiver attend Venture School to provide the extra support for the student.

Parents and site managers will work together to determine if additional supervision needs exist. In our commitment to make Venture Upward a safe and welcoming place for all, our site managers retain discretion to determine if a student will require a parent or caregiver to attend. Our highest priority is for all students and staff to have a safe and positive experience at Venture School! Thank you for supporting your child and helping to ensure their safety and success.

We often hear that Venture School is a student’s favorite part of Venture Upward!

This weekly onsite, drop-off program allows kids to learn together with other Venture students. Experienced and enthusiastic instructors engage children in four interactive extracurricular classes each week. Topics can include anything from locally-significant traditions, messy science experiments, art, cooking, music, Spanish, money management, geography, and more.

Currently, Venture School locations are planned in the following areas:

  • North Phoenix (approx. I17/Deer Valley)
  • Tolleson/Goodyear
  • North Mesa
  • Queen Creek/Gilbert
  • Casa Grande
  • Tucson
  • White Mountain

Fee: $350 / Family / Quarter

We’re passionate about creating community among home educating families. Our Community Package offers you access to a variety of events for students and families including:

Monthly Park Days
Families meet at local parks to connect and enjoy the day together.

Nature Club
Families meet locally to join in hikes or unstructured nature exploration for students. Please note: parking passes not included. Click on the location below to view planned sites.

East Valley Locations

  • Hieroglyphics Trail Hike
  • Riparian Preserve
  • Coons Bluff Picnic
  • Silly Mountain
  • Butcher Jones Recreation 

West Valley Locations

  • Fountain Park (Fountain Hills)
  • Estrella Mountain Regional Park
  • Thunderbird Conservation Park
  • Camelback Mountain
  • Papago Park

Pen Pal Program
Students have the opportunity to practice writing skills and learn about a new place by sending letters to their very own pen pal – a Venture Upward student from another state.

Field Trips
Join us for two field trips per year for your enrolled students, their siblings, and two adults

Virtual Book Clubs
Students in grades K-8 are invited to join our quarterly virtual book club.

Venture-Sponsored School Activities
Students are invited to join in Venture-sponsored school activities such as a geography fair and science fair.

Additional Free Benefits
As part of the Venture Upward Family you will have free access to:

  • Monthly parent trainings 
  • Virtual book clubs for parents
  • An invitation to the annual parent conference

You can choose to add Curriculum Support for any of these a la carte curriculums when purchasing a bundle or other package. Fees include student support for the curriculum, training for parents, and continual communication for students and parents as they navigate the curriculum. Free access to the curriculum is included.

Fee: $125 per subject

Grades: 6-12

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Edgenuity uses direct-instruction videos featuring expert, on-screen teachers to engage students. Frequent check-points help students practice learned information in a variety of ways.

Edgenuity.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: K-8*

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies

*K-1 is offered in Language Arts and Math only.

IXL provides unlimited practice problems with meaningful, up-to-date tracking on your child’s progress. Learn thousands of K-12 topics online. Get detailed feedback and guidance.

IXL.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $200 per student

Grades: K-6

Subject offered: Language Arts

Imagine Learning accelerates language arts proficiency by providing instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking. As students explore and practice skills, their individualized learning sequence adjusts dynamically to maximize their engagement and progress, accelerating to match a cognitive leap, or adjusting to accommodate unfinished learning.

*Please note that this curriculum requires Chrome browser, an iPad, or Android tablet

imaginelearning.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $100 for family

Grades: K-6 

Subjects offered: Math & Science

Generation Genius brings school science and math standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Their videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association.

generationgenius.com

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: 2-6

Subject offered: Math (Digital Only)

Beast Academy is an engaging and fun math curriculum that leads students through comic-book style materials, which provides comprehensive instruction. The practice materials provide hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons.

Beastacademy.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $75 per student

Grades: K-12
Subject offered: Math

CTC Math features video tutorials, interactive questions, printable worksheets, and weekly revision tasks to help students gain confidence in math. 

ctcmath.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $50 per student

Grades: K-8

Subject offered: Math

DreamBox intelligently adapts to each child, letting them drive their own learning while giving parents and teachers in-the-moment data and valuable insights to ensure success.

dreambox.com | Technical Requirements

Fee: $50 per student

Grades: 6-12 (or advanced grade 5)

Subject offered: Electives

eDynamic offers an extensive catalog of elective courses. Students receive access to the entire course catalog, so they are able to try as many electives as they like.

eDynamic

Fee: $100 per subject, per semester

Grades: 7-12

Subjects offered: Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

High School Suite teaches concepts in primarily a reading to learn format. A mix of writing projects and multiple choice assessments are used to test knowledge. These engaging text based lessons help students develop critical thinking skills while mastering concepts.

Teachers

Fee: $200 / Year

Our teachers are here to act as a guide throughout your time with Venture Upward. They provide a 30 minute mentoring session, weekly newsletters, and continual access to answer questions via email.

Tutoring

Initial 60 minute Consultation: $30
Fee per hour after consultation:

  • $50 Hourly for 3 Hours
  • $45 Hourly for 6 hours
  • $40 Hourly for 10+ Hours

We offer tutoring from licensed teachers. In the initial consultation, parents have the opportunity to explain more about what their student needs and learn what support can be provided. In subsequent meetings, teachers will provide tutoring to the student to help students strive for success.

Note: Hours include both tutoring hours and consultation hours for choosing curriculum and advocacy work, as applicable.

Student Success Team

Fee: $150 per quarter per student
*15% discount on tutoring

This option is great for families who have a student struggling in one or more subject areas and would like assistance creating a plan, putting it into action, and having continual support each month. Our Student Success Team (SST) will meet with your family every 3 weeks for 45 minutes to check in, provide accommodation advice, offer intervention ideas, and potential advocacy. The documentation created through the SST process can be used to work with your local school district later, if a family decides to pursue special education services.

Students enrolled in the SST program can access our tutoring services at a reduced rate of 15% off.

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