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Utilizing your Arizona ESA funds with Quantum Montessori

Quantum Montessori is approved by the Arizona Department of Education as a vendor for parents with students who qualify for Arizona ESA. If you are eligible for the AZ ESA program, you can use your funds towards tuition for our home learning programs, virtual programs, and to purchase our materials boxes.

  • Sign into your ClassWallet account via the ESA Applicant Portal
  • Select “Start Shopping” to see your available vendors list
  • Search “Quantum Montessori” and select your program of interest
  • If you have any questions please contact our team directly and we will walk you through how to use ESA funds towards our programs.

TO PURCHASE USING YOUR ESA FUNDS, SELECT YOUR PAYMENT OPTION BELOW ‚¨áÔłŹ

Submit an Invoice for Direct Payment

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¬†In order to generate an invoice that you can use to upload to Class Wallet, create a new order and select “pay using bank transfer” to generate an invoice at checkout.

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Using the order invoice generated in Step 1, go to ClassWallet and initiate a Direct Payment request.

Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on requesting a Direct Payment in ClassWallet.

Pay Upfront, Request Reimbursement

If you prefer to pay with your own funds and request reimbursement, click belowūüĎáto enroll your student and submit your receipt of payment.¬†

Click HERE to learn more about reimbursement requests through ClassWallet.

Child-led Learning Options Across Arizona!

A new found love of learning!

Quantum Montessori empowers your child to be an active, confident, and creative learner. We are specially designed to help children develop their natural curiosity and independence from birth all the way through high school.

Allow us to assist you in gifting your child a love of learning, expanded emotional intelligence, confidence, self-government and independence that will carry them through their entire lives.

Virtual School

Quantum Montessori's Virtual Learning Pods offer a unique educational experience for children, providing a structured and engaging curriculum through 2.5 hour part-day lessons, 5 days a week. With the support of experienced teachers, students can participate in group classes on Outschool and develop essential skills in a virtual environment.

Distance Learning

Quantum Montessori's distance learning program is offered to families seeking more live interaction with a Guide and Coach but wish to continue the flexibility of learning from home. Our distance learning program is offered in 4-hour, 6-hour and 9-hour formats making it easy for you to choose the best option for your child.

Homeschooling

Quantum Montessori's program for homeschool families offers a comprehensive curriculum that is tailored to the individual needs of each child, ensuring a personalized learning experience. With all materials and lesson plans provided, parents can feel confident and supported in guiding their child's education at home.

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Learning Pods

Quantum Montessori's learning pods are a unique educational option founded by a team of passionate and experienced Montessori educators and parents. These pods provide a personalized and nurturing environment in homes, communities, and libraries, helping children to learn and grow in a supportive setting.‚Äč

Floating Hearts

Quantum Montessori's Floating Hearts family program provides a comprehensive approach to strengthening family relationships through the integration of our evidence-based parenting methods. By empowering parents to show up as their best selves, this program helps cultivate resilient, self-governing, and heart-centered children who are prepared for life's challenges.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

FAQ

An Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) is a program that provides parents of eligible students with funding to pay for private school tuition, educational therapies, and other educational expenses. It was established in 2011 and allows parents to withdraw their child from a public school and receive a portion of the state funding that would have been used for their education. This funding can then be used for approved educational expenses, giving parents more control over their child‘s education. Eligibility requirements and the amount of funding vary depending on the child‘s disability status and grade level.

Every family in Arizona who is eligible to attend school, from kindergarten through twelfth grade. There are no income requirements, and no requirements regarding where the student lives within the state, or the student’s past academic performance.

  1. Go to www.azed.gov to complete the one-page application.
  2. You will need to provide copy of the student’s birth certificate, proof of address and IEP / MET / 504 (if applicable).
  3. Applications can take up to 45 days to process. You will receive an acceptance letter with the ESA amount, a contract and handbook. You will need to sign and return the documents so that the ESA can be finalized and the account opened.
  4. ESA funds are deposited quarterly by the Arizona Treasurer’s office during the following two week windows.
  5. Funds are deposited into a virtual ClassWallet account. ClassWallet’s platform is designed to streamline and automate the spending and tracking of ESA funds and allows ESA Account Holders to manage payments to schools, providers, and vendors. Parents can access their student’s ClassWallet account via the ESA Applicant Portal
  6. There is a simple renewal process each June. Parents must complete renewal to remain in the program. However, parents who wish to, are free to withdraw their student from the ESA program at any time.

Arizona ESA funds can cover tuition and fees at a private school, tutoring services, therapy services, textbooks and curriculum materials, museum and zoo admission, virtual classes, printers and ink, learning materials, and other educational expenses.

 

A complete listing can be found here or on the ESA website.

Yes, Quantum Montessori is an eligible educational option for Arizona ESA. Quantum Montessori is an approved educational option for Arizona ESA. All products and services with us can be paid for using parents’ ESA funds.

Parents must complete a new application for each school year, and funding is distributed annually.

If this occurs, you must notify the Arizona Department of Education, and the ESA account will be closed. Any remaining funds will be returned to the state, and your child will return to their designated public school.

Yes, there are specific rules and guidelines for children with special needs. They include additional eligibility criteria, documentation requirements, and allocation of funds.

1. Eligibility Criteria: Children with disabilities must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for Arizona ESA:

– Have a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan
– Have a diagnosis from a licensed physician or psychologist of a condition that would make the child eligible for special education services
– Receive services through the Arizona Early Intervention Program
– Have a parent who is an active duty military member stationed in Arizona and has received a special education evaluation from the military

2. Documentation Requirements: Parents must provide documentation to show that their child meets one of the eligibility criteria. This may include an IEP, 504 plan, diagnosis report, or military orders.

3. Allocation of Funds: Children with disabilities who are eligible for Arizona ESA may receive additional funding above the base amount. This is known as “additional assistance” and is determined based on the child’s disability and level of services required. Additional assistance can range from 5% to 90% of the base amount.

4. Special Education Services: Children with disabilities who receive Arizona ESA are still entitled to receive special education services from their public school district. However, some of the ESA funds can be used to pay for private special education services.

5. Annual Review: Parents of children with disabilities receiving Arizona ESA must submit an annual review of the child’s progress and services. This is to ensure that the child is receiving appropriate services and the funds are being used effectively.

It is important for parents to carefully review all the rules and guidelines for Arizona ESA before applying. They can also consult with the Department of Education or a special education advocate for further information and assistance.

ESA funds are distributed quarterly and funding begins the quarter that the ESA contract is signed.  For example, an ESA contract that is signed at any point in Q1, will receive Q1 funding, a contract signed in Q2, will receive Q2 funding, etc.

DATES:

Q1:  July 1 РSeptember 30

Q2:  October 1 РDecember 31

Q3:  January 1 РMarch 31

Q4:  April 1 РJune 30

NOTE:  It does take approximately 3 weeks to set up and fund a new ESA account.  See the ESA Parent Guide for more information.

Existing ESA accounts that are in good standing will have quarterly funds requested by the Department between the 15th and the 30th of the month each quarter.  Keep in mind that it does take 5-7 business days after request for funds to be reflected in the account, therefore actual deposit dates can vary.

What happens to funds that aren’t spent?¬†

While a portion of funding must be spent each year, any remaining funds remain in the account and roll over to the next year. 

Do I report ESA funds on my taxes? 

Pursuant to state statute (A.R.S. § 15-2402), ESA funds received pursuant to this article do not constitute taxable income to the parent of the qualified student.

Call the ESA Support Line at 602-364-1969 (Monday РFriday from 9am Р4pm) or reach then anytime via e-mail through their Help Desk system.