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ACT School
(Assuming Competence Today)

Student placements for the 2013-14 school year are now available - download a brochure to find out more!

Our Vision: To provide school-aged individuals with autism, their families, and support team with the tools needed to successfully transition into the general education setting while providing exposure to grade level curriculum and accommodations to support their sensory and communicative needs.

Mission: Assuming Competence Today is committed to helping individuals receive an appropriate education and achieve rich and meaningful relationships with confidence and independence. To this end, ACT School strives to:

  1. Expose students to grade level academics.
  2. Teach students how to accept and provide sensory support necessary for them to have functional movement in their everyday lives.
  3. Teach students how to functionally communicate in a variety of ways, including universal and individualized methods.
  4. Successfully transition students to a general education classroom at a school in their home district.
  5. Teach and train district staff on the philosophy and methods used to properly support the student in the classroom.
  6. Teach families of students with autism how to help promote independence through appropriate individual communication and sensory support at home and in the community.

The ACT Program is approved as a Private Day School through the Arizona Department of Education. Student Placement in ACT may be funded in a variety of ways including District Funding, AZ Private School Tuition Tax Credit Program, Private Pay, and Private Educational Scholarships.

For more information about ACT School or to request an application, please e-mail us at

Arizona Private School Tuition Tax Credit
Arizona tax law allows you to make a donation to a private school of your choice for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit up to $500 per individual or $1,000 per married couple. NMTSA's ACT School is eligible for this tax credit program, and donating in this way is quick and easy through School Choice Arizona. (for more information about the private school tuition tax credit, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website). To donate with a check by mail, download a printable brochure here. Also, check out our video for a special message from ACT School about this vital program.

The ACT Days

A newspaper written by the students of ACT School

act school
13-14 calendar

July 29
First Day of School

August 20
Parent Meeting

August 30 - September 2
No School - Labor Day

September 30 - October 11
Fall Break

November 11
No School - Veteran's Day

November 28 - November 29
Thanksgiving Break

December 23 - January 3
Christmas Break

January 20
No School - MLK Day

February 17
No School - President's Day

March 17 - March 28
Spring Break

April 18 - April 21
No School - Easter Break

May 23 - May 26
No School - Memorial Day

June 23 - June 30
June Break

July 1
First day of 2014-15 School Year

The following Wednesdays are
half-days in the 2013-14 School Year:

July 31, 2013
August 14, 2013
August 28, 2013
September 11, 2013
September 25, 2013
October 23, 2013
November 13, 2013
November 27, 2013
December 11, 2013
January 8, 2014
January 22, 2014
February 12, 2014
February 26, 2014
March 12, 2014
April 9, 2014
April 23, 2014
May 14, 2014
May 28, 2014
June 11, 2014
July 9, 2014