Education Savings Account
Arizona was the first state to enact an education savings account program, the newest school choice mechanism. The passage and launch of the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program in 2011 opened the door to new learning opportunities for students with special needs and circumstances. In 2017, the governor signed an expansion of the program that would eventually make it open to nearly all of Arizona’s K–12 students—however, that expansion is on hold pending the outcome of a ballot referendum, which itself is the subject of a legal challenge. Learn more about how the program works on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations and more.