Parent Resources

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to learn how ACSTO works; how to apply for a scholarship; and how to share with your friends and family about how they can help make Christian Education affordable for you through this program.

Below you'll find a selection of our most popular Parent Resources. As always, if you have questions, or you're looking for something else, contact one of our friendly Customer Service Specialists today!

Join The ACSTO Family

Check out our new Parent Resource! It’s a magazine for parents who are new to ACSTO as well as those who have been part of our family for a while.

Join the ACSTO Family

What Scholarships Does My Child Qualify For?

The state of Arizona offers four tax credit scholarships for private school students. ACSTO awards scholarships for the two that are funded by donations from individual taxpayers: Original and Overflow. However, there are two other types of scholarships available through the Corporate Tax Credit Program which our sister organization School Choice Arizona provides.

To see which Private School Tax Credit Scholarships your student qualifies for, complete our Scholarships Questionnaire below.

Download Scholarships Questionnaire

Choosing a Funding Source—Tax Credit Scholarships or ESA?

Arizona families are blessed to have options to afford the educational setting that best meets their student's individual needs, but how do you choose the best funding source for your student's tuition? Below are two helpful resources to help you decide between using tax credit scholarships or an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA).

ESA Overview

10 Common Questions About ACSTO & ESAs

Parent Workshops

All students attending a Christian School can receive Tax Credit Scholarships—don't let tuition be a barrier! Learn how to make Christian Education affordable for your family by participating in an ACSTO Parent Workshop online via Zoom or on your school campus.

Parent Workshops

Create an ACSTO Family Page

The ACSTO Family Page is a custom page link you can easily share with family and friends to let them know how they can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit while helping make Christian Education affordable for your family.

To set up your Family Page, log in to your Parent Portal, choose “Create/Manage ACSTO Family Page” in the left column, and follow the prompts. Your custom page link will be emailed to you within one to two business days for you to send to whomever you wish via social media, text, and email.

View Sample ACSTO Family Page

How to Write a Narrative

Trying to decide what to write in the Narrative section of your child's ACSTO Scholarship Application? Don't stress—this short guide will give you some ideas!

How to Write a Narrative

What is a Tax Credit?

Have you ever had a hard time explaining what a tax credit is to potential donors? Here is a great two-minute video you can share via email or social media that explains it simply.

Sample Letters

Need some tips on how to ask your family and friends to donate to ACSTO? Here are several different sample letters to help you get started. We encourage you to personalize your letters to draw the reader in and provide them with an emotional or financial benefit appeal.

Sample Letters


Looking for a copy of one of our brochures? Pick some up at your school office, download them below, or if you prefer physical copies, contact our office today and we'll gladly mail them to you.

Donation Brochure Out of State Donors Withholdings