There is still time to enroll your child for this school year. We would love to have you join our CAP family!
Application packets are available at the Christian Academy of Prescott front office or at the Admissions page of this website. Additionally, we would love to give you a tour of the school and provide you the opportunity to meet our staff and see our facilities, as well as answer any questions you might have about us. We would also be happy to discuss your tuition assistance options in more detail.
Tuition and Fees For 2013-2014
Extended Care Rates* / Hours
Grades K-5 – 7:30 – 8:00 am / 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Preschool – 7:30 – 8:30 am/11:30 am – 5:30 pm
1 child – $4.00 per hour
$3 for each additional child per hour
*Extended care costs are incurred before and after school hours.
Tuition Discounts Available
Discounts are given AFTER all scholarship funds have been applied.
- 3% discount if tuition is paid in full for the entire year by August 2, 2013
- 10% off the second child in family.
- 15% off the third child and each child thereafter.
- 10% discount at all age/grade levels for active members of First Baptist Church
- If you qualify for more than one discount, you will receive the higher one.
- If you qualify for more than one discount, only one discount per family will be given.
Payments can be made using cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover
Our goal is to make Christian Academy affordable for all families. Numerous forms of tuition assistance are available. We will work with you to develop a financial assistance plan tailored to meet your family’s needs. Our staff will assist you with the application process. Please contact us for more information on how to apply for tuition assistance.
Currently at Christian Academy of Prescott:
80% of K-8 students receive tuition assistance
Average tuition assistance per student is approximately $1900 per year
Average out-of-pocket cost for parents is $2300 per student
The following types of assistance are available:
School Tuition Organizations (STOs)
STO’s are funded by the Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credit program and provide both need-based and merit-based assistance. Arizona tax payers may donate up to $2,062 (married, filing jointly) or $1,031 (individual) for the 2013 tax year only and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit toward their AZ state tax liability. Donors may direct their tax dollars to a specific school or recommend a specific student to receive the funds as a tuition credit.
Corporate scholarships provide need-based tuition assistance for kindergarten students and students switching from a public or charter school to a private school. Applicants must qualify under federal income guidelines. Once accepted into the program, students receive preference for grant renewal the following year. Parents are encouraged to apply when their child enters kindergarten. Several STOs (IBE, TOPS and ASCT, SCAI) participate in the corporate scholarship program.
Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)
TRIP allows parents to earn tuition credit four (4) times a year for purchases made with gift cards at a variety of stores and restaurants.
Additional scholarships are available through the generosity of our Christian Academy donors. Christian Academy of Prescott has several scholarships (CAPTAP) that are awarded for various reasons. If you would like your child to be considered for one of these scholarships, you must have applied for at least three STOs to qualify (see below). Applications are available in the school office.
More information on School Tuition Organizations (STOs)
How do I apply for a tuition grant/scholarship from an STO?
The application process and submission deadline vary by STO. Application forms are available in the Christian Academy office and on STO websites. The state of Arizona requires the applicant to submit certain financial information as part of the application process.
What factors are considered when awarding a tuition grant?
Each STO sets their own criteria. These may include, but are not limited to: financial need, merits of the student, scholastic ability, leadership, community involvement, other family needs (e.g., financial, health, employment) and donor recommendations.
How does the “donor recommendation” process work?
A donor may specify a particular school or student on the STO donation form. A donor may not make a recommendation on behalf of their own dependent. School tuition organizations cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendation.
List of STOs:
Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO)
ACSTO awards scholarships to students attending over 150 Christian schools in Arizona. Both financial need and recommendations are considered when awarding grants. Application deadlines: February 28 (for late March award cycle), May 31 (for late June award cycle), and September 30 (for late October award cycle). For more information, please visit: http://www.ACSTO.com or call 480-820-0403.
Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT)
ASCT exclusively serves low-income children and low-income children who are also disabled and/or displaced. ASCT requires a $30 application fee, and the application is only available online. The application period opens January 15 with a deadline of April 30, and scholarships are awarded in June. The application period may close earlier if funds become unavailable; this scholarship is first-come, first-served. For more information, please visit: http://www.asct.org or call 623-414-3429.
Arizona Leadership Foundation
Corporate scholarship that provides assistance to private schools and Lexie’s Law students throughout Arizona. It helps low-income families and families with disabled/displaced children through corporate tax credit donations. Application deadline: June 30. Applications are available online or at the Christian Academy office. For more information, please visit: arizonaleader.org or call 928-231-2122.
Arizona Tuition Organization (AZTO)
AZTO provides scholarships to students attending seven partner Christian schools in Arizona. Both financial need and recommendations are considered when awarding grants. AZTO disburses funds on a bi-monthly basis. Application deadline: Accepted beginning July 1, and throughout the school year. For more information, please visit: http://www.azto.org or call 602-295-3033.
Christian Scholarship Foundation (CSF)
CSF provides scholarships to students who attend Christian schools in the Tri-City area. Both financial need and recommendations are considered when awarding grants. CSF disburses funds once per year. Application deadline: May 1. For more information, please visit: http://www.csf-info.net or call 928-771-2018.
Institute for Better Education (IBE)
IBE awards scholarships based on financial need and recommendations. Application deadline: March 28. For more information, please visit: http://www.ibescholarships.org or call 520-512-5438.
School Choice Arizona, Inc. (SCAI)
SCAI awards scholarships to children of low to modest-income families (limited to families whose incomes do not exceed 185% of the income limit required for a child to qualify for reduced price lunches) and/or military families, and requires that children are either starting kindergarten at a private school or are switching from a public school. Applicants must qualify under federal income guidelines. Application deadline: May 17. For more information, please visit: http://schoolchoicearizona.org/ or call 480-722-7502.
Tuition Organization for Private Schools (TOPS)
TOPS awards scholarships based on financial need and recommendations. TOPS disburses funds on a quarterly basis. Application period opens April 16. The application is only available online, and there is no fee. Application deadline: 15th of the month prior to scholarship award month. For more information, please visit: http://www.topsforkids.com or call 480-414-8677.
Corporate Scholarships (available through ASCT, IBE, SCAI and TOPS)
Corporate scholarships are need-based, and applicants must qualify under federal income guidelines. To be eligible, students must be entering kindergarten or transferring from a public/charter school where they attended the first 100 days of the previous school year. Previous grant recipients are given preference for funds in subsequent years. Parents are encouraged to apply when their child enters kindergarten.
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