Curriculum is an approved expense under the ESA program, but since it is not clearly defined in statute ADE has provided a definition:
“Curriculum is generally defined as a complete course of study for a particular content area or grade level.”
Curriculum, as defined by the department, may include a set of math books or English texts. It does not include supplemental material that is not part of a “complete course of study.”
For example, you can buy the “Saxon Grammar” curriculum, but not “Cat in the Hat” as it is not a part of a “complete course of study.”
ADE does allow the purchase of some supplemental reading materials if they are required by the textbook. For example, your English text may require you to read “The Tale of Two Cities” or other stand-alone classics.