Enrolling your child into a new school can be an overwhelming experience for both you as a parent, your family and your child. There are many unknowns to consider. Fortunately, we are here to help you navigate this process and make it as easy and seamless as possible.
A-FITS is a tuition based private school. We have scholarships available that are easy to apply to. We can assist with walking you through the process of applying. We do accept the ESA scholarship and can assist you with its navigation.
Prospective Parents & Students
We understand that choosing a school is important to the success and development of your child. Thank you for choosing A-FITS Academy!
Download the application using the link at the top and bottom of this page. Please make sure to download the checklist as well to ensure that you are able to gather all of the necessary documents for enrollment.
Complete the application and submit it along with your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or MET report. Our enrollment team will then notify you of the application status and will let you know of the next steps.
You may email all enrollment docs to the school directly to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage each family to visit A-FITS Academy to learn more about our instructional concepts and individualized curriculum. This helps parents to make an informed decision about enrollment. During the tour we will meet regarding your child's specific needs and determine the best placement within our program. We accept all students on the spectrum sol long as Autism is the primary diagnosis. We look forward to seeing you here!
Once you determine that A-FITS is a good fit we will schedule a meeting to discuss tuition and other program options. Once you have completed the necessary scholarship paperwork, we can anticipate your child's scholarship and can begin your child's enrollment almost immediately. We will walk you through this process. If your child has funding already, then we will gather the acceptance letter from the scholarship you received and can also schedule an immediate enrollment.
All classrooms are video monitored. We believe in full and complete transparency. We have the opportunity to use video as a learning tool, a way to peer into the classroom without disruptions, as well as a way to give parents a piece of mind as some of our students are the most vulnerable.
Before School & Afterschool Care Programs
Our before school care program begins at 7:30am at $7 per day regardless of drop off time. Before school care fees must be paid a week in advance. In order to maintain staff coverage absences will not be prorated for missed sessions.
Our afterschool care program begins at 2:30pm to 4:30pm and is $14 per day regardless of pickup time Monday through Thursday. Afterschool care fees must be paid a week in advance. In order to maintain staff coverage absences will not be prorated for missed sessions.
Friday afterschool care program begins at 12:30 pm to 4:30pm at $28 per day regardless of pickup time. In order to maintain staff coverage missing days will not be prorated for illness and missed sessions.
Our before and after school programs are centered around structured fun, games, arts, crafts, music, sensory activities, and more.
*** All after school fees must be paid a week in advance. ***
At this time we are not offering DTT/S through DDD, but may acquire these programs in the future.
Free Transportation. Unfortunately, time accommodations are very limited and students are placed on a first come first serve basis. However, we do have other accommodations that can help such as picking up and dropping off at different locations, seating arrangements, support staff on route etc...
Applying For ESA
A-FITS is committed to helping parents with the process of completing the ESA Application. If you have questions or need assistance with applying for any scholarships, please contact our ESA specialist at 602-456-1633
Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA)
The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program from the Arizona Department of Education gives eligible parents public funding to pursue flexible options for customizing their children's education. Intended to expand educational opportunity outside of the public school system, it provides public funding for a wide range of personalized education expenses, including private school tuition, tutoring services, textbooks and more. -(AZ DOE)
The ESA scholarship is awarded to each child based on the primary diagnosis on the child’s IEP or MET report.
To learn more about ESA, please visit their website by clicking here https://www.azed.gov/esa/ or calling them directly at 602-364-1969.
School Tuition Organizations
School Tuition Organizations (STOs) are established to receive income tax credit contributions that fund scholarships for students to attend qualified private schools located in Arizona (A.R.S. Title 43, Chapters 15 and 16). STOs award scholarships under four different programs: The Original, The Switcher/ Overflow Tax Credit, The Disabled/ Displaced, and The Low Income Corporate. A student may receive a scholarship from more than one STO; however, some have limitations and exclusions.