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Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)

American Institute of Kenpo (AIK) is a proud partner with the Arizona Department of Education’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA).

Parents have the right to choose what’s best for their family and have their education tax dollars pay for the school that meets their child’s needs. Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) make that possible.

With the ESA program, a portion of the money that would pay for that student’s education in a neighborhood school follows that student to whichever school the parents choose for their child, including education at home.

ESA dollars cover multiple education expenses such as private school tuition, curricular, educational supplies, tutoring and more.

More information on the ESA Program can be found here:

ESA Reimbursement

You will find the information and resources you need to get ESA Reimbursement on this page.

You can use the side menu to navigate directly to any section of the process.

If you have any questions or concern please let us know. We are here to help!

What You Will Need

You will need the following documents in PDF format in order to submit your request for reimbursement from ESA.

1. AIK | Payment Successfully Processed Notice

This is the email that AIK sends out when your tuition is successfully billed.

Under the file menu of most email services you will find an Export as PDF... option.

We recommend you highlight:

  • The vendor name, American Institute of Kenpo

  • The Contract Name that includes the student's name.

  • The Amount that has been successfully processed

Note: If your child's name does not appear on the contract portion of the notice let Mr. Pilch know and he will update it.

Notice Example:

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2. Your Enrollment Agreement

Mr. Pilch keeps this on file. If you do not have the copy of your agreement you can always reach out to him and request a PDF copy.

If you have more than one child participating in the ESA reimbursement you will need a separate Enrollment Agreement for each child. Let Mr. Pilch know if you need to update your enrollment for more than one child.

3. AIK’s Accreditation

For AIK’s Accreditation you can use this PDF of Mr. Pilch's current rank certificate.

Download AIK’s Accreditation PDF

Submit For Reimbursement

You will need to follow these steps to submit your request for reimbursement from ESA.

Note: All screen shots were taken in December of 2023. Pleas let Mr. Pilch know if we need to update any screen shots due to ESA website updates.

1. Sign In

Go to the ESA portal at:

  • Enter your email log in

  • Enter your password

  • Click on the Sign in button

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2. Go To Class Wallet

Proceed to your student’s class wallet account by clicking on the Go to ClassWallet Account button.

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3. Start A Reimbursement

Click on the START A NEW REIMBURSEMENT button.

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4. Add Details

  • For the Store Name enter American Institute of Kenpo.

  • For the Amount enter the tuition amount on the Payment Successfully Processed Notice you are seeking reimbursement for.

  • Click on the NEXT button.

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5. Upload Images

  • Click on the BROWSE button.

  • Locate the following PDFs and upload them:

    • AIK | Payment Successfully Processed Notice

    • Your Enrollment Agreement

    • AIK’s Accreditation

  • Click on the NEXT button.

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6. Choose Purse

  • Click on the Arizona - ESA box.

  • Select Tutoring and teaching Services - Accredited Facility/Business by clicking on the box.

  • Click on the NEXT button.

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7. Other Info

  • On the Other Info page Review your details section you can add a note:

    • This is the tuition for <Student's Name> for the month of <Name of the Month> at the approved vendor American Institute of Kenpo. Attached is all the required documentation including accreditation, proof of enrollment, and proof of payment.

  • Click on the Submit button.

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Reimbursement Disclaimer

The American Institute of Kenpo (AIK) is not responsible for guaranteeing reimbursement from ESA.


If you run into trouble with the reimbursement process there are many families at our school that utilize ESA, they may be able to help you troubleshoot.


You can also contact the ESA, which is a part of the  Arizona Department of Education, for assistance with Classwallet.

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