Re-registration and registration for new students for the 2013/2014 school year is beginning! Re-enrollment packets will be available on March 4.
Application packets are available at the Christian Academy of Prescott front office. When you stop in to pick up an application, we would love to give you a tour of the school and provide you the opportunity to see our staff and facilities. This is also an excellent opportunity to ask 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 2012-2013
Extended Care Rates* / Hours
Extended Care Hours
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 preschool 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 3, 2012
- 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
- 20% discount for pastors families
- If you qualify for more than one discount, you will receive the higher one.
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. 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 $2000 per year
Average out-of-pocket cost for parents is $2500 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 $1000 (married, filing jointly) or $500 (individual) 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 school to a private school. Once accepted into the program, students receive preference for grant renewal the following year. Several STOs (IBE, TOPS and ASCT) participate in the corporate scholarship program.
Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)
TRIP allows parents to earn tuition credit for purchases made at a variety of stores and restaurants.
Additional scholarships are available through the generosity of our Christian Academy donors.
More information on School Tuition Organizations (STOs)
How do I apply for a tuition grant 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 deadline: February 28, May 31 and Sept. 30, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://www.ACSTO.com.
Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT)
ASCT exclusively serves low-income children and low-income children who are also disabled and/or displaced. Application deadline: May 1, 2013. ASCT requires a $30 application fee. For more information, please visit: http://www.asct.org.
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 monthly basis. Application deadline: Accepted beginning July 1, and throughout the school year. For more information, please visit: http://www.azto.org.
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.
Institute for Better Education (IBE)
IBE awards scholarships based on financial need and recommendations. Application deadline: March 28, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://www.ibescholarships.org.
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. Application deadline: May 17, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://schoolchoicearizona.org/
Tuition Organization for Private Schools (TOPS)
TOPS awards scholarships based on financial need and recommendations. TOPs disburses funds on a quarterly basis. Application deadline: 15th of the month prior to scholarship award month. For more information, please visit: http://www.topsforkids.com.
Corporate Scholarships (available through ASCT, IBE 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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