(High School Only; Middle School students may petition for an exception)
On the full time college track, students will be enrolled in 3 college level courses per semester. The college courses will act as their main high school curriculum and fulfil all core-curriculum graduation requirements, and many electives. Learn more about course types HERE.
Students enrolling on this track as incoming freshman should expect to complete their entire associate's degree by their senior year. They will be able to choose which degree to pursue, or can choose to take exploration classes after completing their core credits, and graduate with a general education degree.
Students on this track will take 2 non-college electives in addition to their core curriculum. An additional option instead of electives is the LSA coaching program. Only students on the "Full-Time College Track" and years 3/4 of the "Accelerated College Track" are eligible to participate in the one-on-one PhD mentor coaching calls provided by LSA. This program is highly recommended for Seniors, and you can find out more about it HERE.
(High School Only)
On the full time college track, students will be enrolled in 10 college level courses per semester. Students enrolling on this track as incoming freshman should expect to complete their entire bachelor's degree by their senior year. They will be able to choose from one of our three degree programs: Business Administration, Computer Science, or Health Science. These programs are offered through The University of the People, a 100% online accredited university. For more details on this track, please go to our All Tracks page.
(Middle School or High School)
In the Part-Time College tracks, students will be enrolled in 1-2 college courses per semester. The college courses will act as part of their high school curriculum and will be supplemented by additional high school level classes through one or more of our three core curriculum options; Williamsburg, ASU Prep, and BYU-IS. Learn more about course types HERE.
Students on this track are encouraged to work towards completing their AGEC certificate (AZ General Education Curriculum), but may work with a counsellor to pick whichever classes they are interested in as long as they help to fulfill graduation requirements. They are also eligible to take 1-2 additional elective credits through our non-college programs.
Students on the Earn College Credit track will have a mentor provided by EAAZ to help them stay on track with their college classes, and an additional mentor from their core curriculum provider to help them succeed in those classes.
(Middle School or High School)
Students on the standard tracks will be enrolled full time with Williamsburg Academy, BYU-IS, or a combination of ASU Prep and BYU-IS. (more info on the All Tracks page) These students generally enroll in 5-6 classes per semester, but motivated students in Williamsburg Academy may take up to 8 at a time. Learn more about course types HERE.
High school students on the standard track may choose to take their classes through more than one curriculum option. They are also eligible to participate in the Professional Certification Program on a limited basis during their Senior year.
Middle School students going into 9th grade the next year have priority registration for any of our high school programs, since each program has a limited number of spots available.
Middle School Info For High School Only Tracks
The Full-Time College Track is technically available to middle school students. Middle school students wanting to do a high school program must submit a request for exception, including a letter explaining why they feel ready for the program.
Students will take one less "non-college" class per semester to keep the middle school tuition price. Removing one class also reduces the estimated time commitment by 5 hrs/week.
Enjoy all the benefits of Empowerment Academy with even more flexibility!
Using EAAZ as your home-education curriculum provider allows your family to use our curriculum in any way you choose. Take advantage of our organization, mentors, and professional partnerships while remaining completely in control of your child's education. You can choose to unroll in one of our full programs, or purchase programs pieces A' la carte. Using our curriculum in this way will not lead to an official high school diploma, but we can help your student to prepare for and take their GED, along with any other testing or certification you would like to do. Ideally, Using EAAZ as your homeschool curriculum will lead to each student completing a significant amount of college coursework by the end of their senior year, if not their entire associate's degree. A' la Carte Options can be found HERE.
Use the EAAZ curriculum while learning in person at one of our two partner locations!
Arizona Arts Academy (AAA), our sister school, has locations in the Gila Valley and Sierra Vista. We have partnered with them to provide in-person opportunities for Empowerment Academy students to do their school work while having social opportunities with other students, and an in-person adult mentor to help guide them through their online curriculum. Students may also choose to participate in the AAA arts-focused elective curriculum, while only using EAAZ for their core subjects. Learn more here: In-Person Locations. Both of these locations have limited spaces, so we cannot promise availability.
As of Fall 2022, all Arizona students, K-12, are eligible to receive state education funding through an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA). This funding is intended to give parents the freedom to decide exactly how their child will be educated. ESA funding can be used for private school tuition, specialized curriculum, home education, tutoring, and more. At Empowerment Academy, we commit to keeping the cost of all of our programs at or below the universal ESA amount. By doing this, we open our doors to any student who wishes to be empowered, without costing families a penny out of pocket! On top of all that, we are able to turn around and use some of your tuition to pay for extracurricular activities and summer camps, without requiring those providers to register with the state to accept ESA payments, whether or not they could qualify! Look through our programs to find one that fits you and your family, and contact us today!
Every Arizona Student is already approved!
Follow the link below to learn more about Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Account.
Completely cover the full cost of tuition, or use it however you choose.
Every student in Arizona is eligible, so learn more now!
If you choose to include the optional extracurricular and summer funding; this funding is intended to encourage student participation in activities outside of their school work, but it can also be used on program additions or needed items for school or extra-curriculars. (examples: camera for photography class, uniform for a sports team, new computer or other tech for school work, etc.)