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 a complete list of program areas and resources, please use the ESS Site Index.

Please note that the website for the Empowerment Scholarship Account is  http://www.azed.gov/esa/.  You can reach the ESA staff by email esa@azed.gov or telephone 602-364-1969.


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For a complete list of all ESS Programs, please use the Site Index.



Contact Us

Email:  essdesk@azed.gov

Telephone:  602-542-4013

Fax:  602-542-5404

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Please note the new address of the Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services section’s Phoenix office.
3300 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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