Home Education Support

Serving ESA and private pay families in Arizona

**Please note: This page contains information regarding our Home Education Support Program for ESA and private-pay families in Arizona. If you are interested in our comprehensive and tuition-free program, please reference the “locations” tab at the top of our website to learn more about our traditional program in your state!

Venture Upward is here to support your home education needs! In Arizona, families have the option to access educational funding through Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA), allowing families to customize their student’s education. Whether you are home-educating your children through the ESA program or privately homeschooling, we are here to serve you. Explore the package and program options below to find the best fit for your family!

*Venture Upward is a vendor in ClassWallet, making it simple to pay for any of our educational support services with ESA funds! Families are also welcome to privately pay for services.

Available for students in K-8th grade.

This package focuses on community building for the entire family! Enjoy weekly Enrichment Venture School classes as well as local and virtual community events throughout the entire school year.

Fee: $400 quarterly per student (plus an annual $25 supply fee)

Enrichment Venture School:

Enrichment Venture School is an onsite, once-a-week day of extracurricular classes for home-educating students in grades K-8. Parents are welcome to join our staff, accompany their students, or drop students off for a day of hands-on, enrichment fun! For so many of our students, it’s their favorite day of the week!

Through four weekly interactive and project-based classes, students have an opportunity to build peer connections, learn from a variety of instructors, and participate in fun elective classes outside their core curricula. Classes are based on a combination of instructor expertise and student interest and have included topics like locally significant traditions, messy science experiments, art, baking, music, foreign language, robotics, nature studies, and more!

Each student will also be provided with a Venture Upward t-shirt that they are welcome to wear on Venture School days or to community events!

Community Events:

  • Nationwide Pen Pal Program
  • Monthly Park Days
  • Monthly Nature Club Days
  • Monthly Virtual Book Clubs for Kids
  • Quarterly Virtual Book Clubs for Parents
  • Quarterly Professional Development for Parents
  • Quarterly Educational Activities (Science Fair, Wax Museum, Geography Fair, Student Makers’ Market, etc.)
  • Semi-Annual Family Field Trips (one per semester)

Venture School Priority Registration ends four weeks before each quarter begins. Students registering after the priority deadline will not be guaranteed immediate placement into Venture School.

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

  • North Phoenix: Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Goodyear East: Tuesday from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Goodyear West: Tuesday from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Gilbert: Wednesdays from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Queen Creek: Fridays from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Casa Grande: Fridays from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • White Mountains: Fridays from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Buckeye: Coming soon!

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.

Available for students in 3rd-8th grade.

This package focuses on a well-rounded and FUN education, allowing students to dive into core curriculum with friends and enjoy community-building events for the entire family! Enjoy weekly Core Subject Venture School classes as well as local and virtual community events throughout the entire school year.

Fee: $450 quarterly per student (plus an annual $75 supply fee)

Core Subject Venture School:

Core Subject Venture School is an onsite, once-a-week day of core curriculum classes for home-educating students in grades 3-8. Parents are welcome to join our staff, accompany their students, or drop students off for a day of engaging activities and meaningful exploration.

One day a week, we embark on a journey together to lay the foundation for a well-rounded education while fostering curiosity, critical thinking, and a love for learning. Students will participate in four core subject classes – language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish! These subjects will make up students’ core curricula and include at-home homework and reading assignments. The only subject your family will need to provide on your own is a math curriculum!

Each student will also be provided with a Venture Upward t-shirt that they are welcome to wear on Venture School days or to community events!

Based on family focus group feedback, our Core Subject Venture School is piloting in the Mesa area for its first year!

Mesa: Mondays from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

  • Language Arts – Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
  • Science
  • Social Studies – Medieval History
  • Spanish

Students will be divided into classes based on grade level: 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade, and 7th-8th grade.

Community Events:

  • Nationwide Pen Pal Program
  • Monthly Park Days
  • Monthly Nature Club Days
  • Monthly Virtual Book Clubs for Students
  • Quarterly Virtual Book Clubs for Parents
  • Quarterly Professional Development for Parents
  • Quarterly Educational Activities (Science Fair, Wax Museum, Geography Fair, Student Makers’ Market, etc.)
  • Semi-Annual Family Field Trips (one per semester)

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.

Available for students in K-12th grade.

This package offers support and guidance for both parents and students! Your family will have a seasoned homeschool mom to mentor you in your educational journey, offering encouragement, problem-solving solutions, and tailored support for your student.

Fee: $350 quarterly per student

K-8th Grade

  • Monthly Mentorship from a Seasoned Homeschool Mom (you choose Lemi/Charlotte Mason or Montessori trained)
  • One Thirty-Minute Tutoring Session a Week
  • Weekly Live Online Classes (K-8)
  • Monthly One-on-One Parent Mentorship
  • Quarterly Parent Professional Development
  • Quarterly Parent Book Club

9th-12th Grade

  • Monthly Mentorship from a Seasoned Homeschool Mom (you choose Lemi/Charlotte Mason or Montessori trained)
  • One Thirty-Minute Tutoring Session a Week
  • Monthly One-on-One Parent Mentorship
  • Study.com Test Prep Courses
  • Grad Plan and Transcript Guidance in Mentor Meetings
  • Transcript Template
  • Quarterly Parent Professional Development
  • Quarterly Parent Book Club

Available for students in K-8th grade.

This package combines the mentorship & support from the Mentorship Plus Package with the FUN of Enrichment Venture School at a $25 savings when bundled together!

Fee: $725 quarterly per student (plus an annual $25 supply fee)

The Premium Package Includes:

  • Everything in the Mentorship Plus Package
  • Everything in the Enrichment Venture School Package

*Core Subject Venture School is available to substitute for Enrichment Venture School for $775 quarterly per student + an annual $75 supply fee.

This complete and comprehensive program is designed to support your students with everything from core curricula, extracurriculars, community events for the family, parent mentorship, guidance, tutoring, and more! Valued at over $6,000 per year, your family will enjoy robust savings while ensuring all your student’s educational needs are met.

Kindergarten: $625 per quarter $2,500 per year
1st-8th grade: $987.50 per quarter $3,950 per year
9th-12th grade: $1,100 per quarter $4,400 per year

Curriculum & Extracurriculars

  • Your Choice of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading (K-3) Curriculum from our Curriculum Offerings
  • Enrichment Venture School
  • One Monthly Subscription Box

Tutoring & Support

  • One-on-One Homeschool Planning Meeting
  • Veteran Homeschool Mom Mentorship
  • Unlimited Teacher support
  • Unlimited Tutoring
  • Unlimited Access to the Student Success Team (SST)
  • Optional Accountability
  • Venture Upward Family Facebook Group for Community & Support
  • ESA Navigational Support

Community Events

  • Nationwide Pen Pal Program
  • Monthly Park Days
  • Monthly Nature Club Days
  • Monthly Virtual Book Clubs for Students
  • Quarterly Virtual Book Clubs for Parents
  • Quarterly Professional Development for Parents
  • Quarterly Educational Activities (Science Fair, Wax Museum, Geography Fair, Student Makers’ Market, etc.)
  • Quarterly Family Field Trips (One Per Quarter)

As an added bonus, NO attendance and NO mandatory state testing is required! Both are available upon request, however.

Curricula & Extracurriculars

  • Your Choice of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies Curriculum from our Curriculum Offerings
  • Two Electives
  • One Monthly Subscription Box

High School Exclusive Extras

  • ACT Prep Course
  • Transcript Guidance
  • Scholarship Application Guidance
  • Guidance Counselor

Tutoring & Support

  • One-on-One Homeschool Planning Meeting
  • Veteran Homeschool Mom Mentorship
  • Unlimited Teacher support
  • Unlimited Tutoring
  • Unlimited Access to the Student Success Team (SST)
  • Optional Accountability
  • Venture Upward Family Facebook Group for Community & Support
  • ESA Navigational Support

Community Events

  • Nationwide Pen Pal Program
  • Monthly Park Days
  • Monthly Nature Club Days
  • Monthly Virtual Book Clubs for Students
  • Quarterly Virtual Book Clubs for Parents
  • Quarterly Professional Development for Parents
  • Quarterly Educational Activities (Science Fair, Wax Museum, Geography Fair, Student Makers’ Market, etc.)
  • Annual Family Field Trips (One Per Quarter)

As an added bonus, NO attendance and NO mandatory state testing is required! Both are available upon request, however.

Ready to Apply?

If you are a current ESA family or planning to privately pay for services on your own, applications are now open.

Follow the link below to apply for our Home Education Program. A Venture Upward team member will reach out to you shortly once your application has been submitted. Or, please join us in our ESA Facebook group, where we will continue to post updates, answer questions, and build community.