Home Education Support

Serving ESA and private pay families in Arizona

**Please note: This page contains information regarding our Arizona ESA and private-pay program only. If you are interested in our comprehensive and tuition-free program, please navigate back to our homepage and look under the locations tab at the top 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 choice to access ESA funding from the state instead of enrolling in a public school. Whether you are home-educating your children through the ESA program or privately homeschooling, we are here to serve you. Private pay or ESA funds can be used to purchase the Venture Upward educational support services listed below.

After the initial launch of our Home Education Support program, we had a high demand for access to our complete traditional program. You spoke and we listened! We are excited to launch our new Exclusive Program. This comprehensive program includes everything we offer in our traditional program plus more! We priced this program well below similar programs to ensure you have plenty of leftover ESA funds to spend on other educational activities and supplies you may need throughout the year.

Kindergarten: $625 per quarter $2,500 per year
1st-8th grade: $1,150 per quarter $4,600 per year
9th-12th grade: $1,350 per quarter $5,400 per year
Family Learning through Homeschool Family Smiling

Our Exclusive Program K-8 includes:

  • Any curriculum we offer in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading (K-3)
  • Venture School day
  • One subscription box from our extensive list
  • One-on-one homeschool planning meeting 
  • Veteran homeschooling mom mentorship
  • Unlimited Teacher support
  • Tutoring
  • Optional accountability
  • Unlimited access to Student Success Team (SST) 
  • Pen Pal Program
  • Monthly park days
  • Monthly nature club days
  • Virtual book clubs for kids
  • Virtual book clubs for parents
  • Professional Development for Parents
  • Quarterly community activities (science fair, biography fair, geography fair, free enterprise day)
  • Two Field trips a year for your whole family (One per semester)
  • Facebook community for our community members to have support navigating ESA
  • ESA navigational support
  • NO ATTENDANCE REQUIRED
  • NO MANDATORY STATE TESTING (available if desired)

Our Exclusive Program 9-12 includes:

  • Any curriculum we offer in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies
  • Two electives
  • Tickets to two individually customized field trips for you and two others
  • One subscription box from our extensive list
  • One-on-one homeschool planning meeting 
  • Veteran homeschooling mom mentorship
  • Unlimited Teacher support
  • Tutoring
  • ACT prep course
  • Transcript guidance
  • Applying for scholarship guidance 
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Optional accountability
  • Unlimited access to Student Success Team (SST) 
  • Pen Pal Program
  • Monthly park days
  • Monthly nature club days
  • Virtual book clubs for kids
  • Virtual book clubs for parents
  • Professional Development for Parents
  • ESA navigational support
  • Quarterly community activities (science fair, biography fair, geography fair, free enterprise day)
  • Two Field trips a year for your whole family (One per semester)
  • Facebook community for our community members to have support navigating ESA
  • NO ATTENDANCE REQUIRED
  • NO MANDATORY STATE TESTING (available if desired)

Some of our Exclusive Package components may be purchased à la carte.
Please see those details below.

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

Fee: $300 annually per student

When you purchase our Curriculum Package, students receive curriculum in the four core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies. Parents receive training in the curriculum and access to continual support to answer any questions. 

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: Math & Science

Generation Genius brings school science 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

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.

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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.

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

Fee: $300 quarterly per student

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

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’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.

Fee: $350 quarterly per family

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. Below you will find some of our ideas for Nature Club. Event details will be emailed to you ahead of time as they are planned. We always love suggestions too!

Please note: parking passes not included.

  • Hieroglyphics Trail Hike
  • Riparian Preserve
  • Coons Bluff Picnic
  • Silly Mountain
  • Butcher Jones Recreation 
  • 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 Educational Activities
Students are invited to join in Venture-sponsored educational 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:

  • Home Education Professional Development
  • 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 alongside the purchase of any bundle or 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.

Please note: add-on curriculum must be purchased with another service, and cannot be purchased alone.

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.

Fees:
$200 quarterly for the first student
$50 quarterly for each additional student

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

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

Initial Assessment: $30 per student

In the initial consultation, parents have the opportunity to explain more about their student’s needs, and learn what support can be provided. Your student’s tutor will help create a tutoring plan, including the recommended number of hours. Tutoring packages can then be purchased after the initial consultation is completed.

In the initial assessment, parents have the opportunity to explain more about their student’s needs and learn what support can be provided. Your student’s tutor will help create a tutoring plan, including the recommended number of hours. Tutoring packages can then be purchased after the initial assessment is completed.

Fees:
$50 per hour for 3 hours
$45 per hour for 6 hours
$40 per hour for 10+ hours

We offer tutoring from licensed teachers. In subsequent sessions following the assessment, teachers will provide tutoring to the student to help them strive for success.

Note: Hours include both tutoring hours and hours spent choosing curriculum, or facilitating advocacy work as applicable. Tutoring packages cannot be purchased without an initial assessment.

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. In some cases, documentation created through the SST process may be used to work with your local school district if a family decides to pursue special education services later on. Contact your local district for more information on the specific documentation they require.

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

Ready to Apply?

If you are a current ESA family, or planning to private 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.