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Back to school? Consider redirecting your Arizona state tax dollars.


At Bethany Christian, kids are supported based on their abilities. If a child needs extra support and tutoring, the academic support is there. They even have a program that is directed specially towards dyslexia. If a child is excelling in reading or math they are allowed to move to the next level. Not a lot of schools, including public schools, have this range of support.

Another thing that makes Bethany Christian unique is diversity. In fact Bethany Christian is more diverse then our local school district. Over 80% of the kids that attend this school are on some kind of scholarship and about half of our families are fully funded year after year. This is possible though ACSTO and other tuition organizations.

So with all of that being said, the start or the school year brings us to ask for your support. If you are an Arizona taxpayer you can make and donation to ACSTO and receive a dollar for dollar state tax credit. This means at the end of the year if you typically get a refund, you will get a bigger refund. If you typically owe, you will owe less.

This is because a tax credit is different then a normal charitable donation. Rather than reduce your taxable income, it directly reduces your state tax liability. Please take a moment to check our ACSTOs website for more information.

Help Support Us

We would like you to prayerfully consider redirecting your Arizona state tax dollars to Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO) and recommending Scarlett Schilling for a scholarship at Bethany Christian School.  ACSTO processes the donations and considers the recommendations (among other factors) when awarding the scholarships. Receiving these scholarships helps our family tremendously!


ACSTO also offers and withholding program though your employer. If you are not able to pay now you can automatically deduct a portion of you pay check to go to ACSTO. Talk to your employers and make a difference in a child’s life.

For 2018, a married couple filing jointly may make a tax credit donation to ACSTO up to $2213.00 and receive a dollar for dollar tax credit against the taxpayer’s Arizona state income tax. A single taxpayer is may donate up to $1107.00. This allows you as a taxpayer to donate a portion of what otherwise would be a state income tax payment. We believe this is a great way to impact our children’s lives both academically and spiritually.

Donor information is confidential, so please do not feel pressured. We understand it may not be financially possible for you to donate now, but keep in mind this tax credit opportunity is always available. You can also withhold a portion of your paycheck a donate a little every week. Every little bit helps support us and other families like us. If you can donate we would love for you to let us know so we can thank you! Remember, this donation will essentially cost you nothing in the end, but will make a huge difference in the lives of Scarlett.

Please visit ACSTO website for more information or check out these other amazing tuition organizations. Feel free to pass the below list to any family considering private school of the child. A little tuition support goes a long way.


Institute for Better Education

Arizona Private Education Fund

Arizona Tuition Organization

Arizona Tax Credit

School Choice Arizona

TOPS for Kids

Arizona Education and Scholarship Opportunity Program (AESOP)

Arizona Tuition Connection

Arizona Education Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship for Educational Excellence

Arizona International Academy Scholarship Fund 

Arizona Tuition Credit STO

Arizona Leadership Foundation

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