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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.

Check out the ACT School Blog at this link.

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. To donate by check, download this brochure to fill out your information. For more information about the private school tuition tax credit, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue website).

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
14-15 calendar

June 20
Last day of 2013-2014
School Year

June 23-30
June Break

July 1
First Day of School

July 4
No School - Independence Day

July 21 - August 1
July Break

September 1
No School - Labor Day

October 6 - October 17
Fall Break

November 11
No School - Veteran's Day

November 27 - November 28
Thanksgiving Break

December 22 - January 2
Winter Break

January 19
No School - MLK Day

February 16
No School - President's Day

March 16 - March 27
Spring Break

April 3 - April 6
No School - Easter Break

May 22 - May 25
No School - Memorial Day

June 12
No School

June 25 - July 3
June Break

July 6
First day of 2014-15 School Year

The following Wednesdays are
half-days in the 2014-15 School Year:

June 11, 2014
July 9, 2014
August 13, 2014
August 27, 2014
September 10, 2014
September 24, 2014
October 22, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 26, 2014
December 10, 2014
January 14, 2015
January 28, 2015
February 11, 2015
February 25, 2015
March 11, 2015
April 8, 2015
April 22, 2015
May 13, 2015
May 27, 2015
June 10, 2015
June 24, 2015