Pathways to Reading Homeschool is now an approved vendor for the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) in the state of Arizona and part of the ClassWallet system. This means that homeschooling residents in the state of Arizona are now eligible for reimbursement for our program and materials through the ESA program!
What is an ESA?
An Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) is an account created and managed by the Arizona Department of Education. Residents of Arizona are the only ones eligible for this program. This program is funded by Arizona tax dollars. Families who choose to take part in the Empowerment Scholarship Account are agreeing to provide their child(ren) with an education that includes at a minimum instruction in the following subjects: Reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies, and science. ESA funding can also be used to pay private school tuition but a student utilizing an ESA account cannot be enrolled in public schools.
How do I participate in the ESA program?
First of all, you must be a resident of the state of Arizona and meet the requirements set forth by the Arizona Department of Education.
How do I purchase products from Pathways to Reading Homeschool?
Once your child is approved in the ESA Program, you can login to the ClassWallet portal here. Because Pathways to Reading Homeschool is an approved vendor, you have three options for purchasing our program for your child.
- Purchase directly from our website and submit your receipt to ClassWallet for reimbursement. This will require you to pay out of pocket prior to your reimbursement.
- Purchase using DirectPay on Class Wallet. In order to use DirectPay, you will follow these directions to process your purchase as DirectPay. This will keep you from having to initially spend any money out our pocket prior to reimbursement.
- Purchase materials from our website using the debit card associated with your child’s ESA. You can request a prepaid debit card from ClassWallet at firstname.lastname@example.org. See additional information about the ClassWallet debit card here.
Pathways to Reading Homeschool Programs will fulfill the Language Arts criteria for the Empowerment Scholarship Account.
If you have a kindergartener, first grader, or an older child with reading difficulties or dyslexia needing instruction in foundational reading skills, our Basic (Kindergarten-equivalent) and Proficient Foundational Reading Program (first-grade equivalent) will fulfill the language arts requirements set forth by the Arizona Department of Education.