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Expanding school choice in Arizona is our mission and relationships with participating schools are critical to our success. Our website is both a source of information for your school about the law, our organizations and the families supported by our various State programs.

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What is a qualified school?

Qualified school means a nongovernmental primary or secondary school, or a preschool for handicapped students, that is located in Arizona and that does not discriminate based on race, color, handicap, familial status or national origin. Qualified school does not include a charter school or any program operated by a charter school.

In addition, preschools cannot receive scholarships from either of the corporate donation programs. The individual program and the “original” corporate donation program can include kindergarten scholarships but the disabled/displaced corporate donation program cannot. The “original” corporate donation program has the additional qualifications of fingerprinting of school personnel and nationally standardized norm-referenced achievement testing.

If there is still a question about the school’s qualification status after reading this definition, either ASTOA or an STO can request a determination from the Arizona Department of Revenue. Please email us at if you would like more information or contact the STO of your choice directly.

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