Exceptional Student Services

ess logo 2013 V colorThe Exceptional Student Services (ESS) mission is to provide high quality service that builds capacity to improve outcomes for all students. The vision of ESS is that all students, including students with a disability, are well prepared for the next step, whether that is college, technical/trade school, career, job, or other means of engagement. To achieve this vision, ESS is establishing a system of supports that wraps around educators to improve student outcomes—academically, behaviorally, and functionally.

Contact ESS – 602-542-4013ESSDesk@azed.gov

For Empowerment Scholarship Account Information, visit the ESA website, reach the ESA staff by email esa@azed.gov or telephone 602-364-1969.

Program Areas

  • Funding – Funding Alerts; Grants Management
  • Program Support and Monitoring – Results Driven Accountability (RDA); Examining Data to Improve Student Achievement (EDISA); Monitoring Alerts; Training Resources; Guidesteps
  • Professional Learning and Sustainability – AZ Promising Practices; Recruitment, Retention & Professional Development; SELECT Courses; State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG); Employment Opportunities; Training Resources
  • Special Projects – Accessible Instructional Materials; Assistive Technology; Data Management; Secondary Transition; Secure Care; Traumatic Brain Injury
  • State Initiatives – AZ FIND (Child Find); Approved Private Day Schools; Ed-P Programs, Residential & Institutional Vouchers
  • Federal Initiatives – State Performance Plan (SPP); Annual Performance Report (APR); PEA Determinations; Surrogate Parents; Public Reports; Significant Disproportionality; Parent Involvement Survey
  • For a complete list of ESS program areas, use the ESS Site Index.
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    Contact Us

    Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services
    Physical Location: 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Mailing Address: 1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #24, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Tel: (602) 542-4013
    Fax: (602) 542-5404

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