Learn More about the Tax Credit

Tax Credit Donations FAQ’s

Tax Credit Donations Support your School and lower your taxes!

Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to public schools to support extracurricular activities or character education. A Tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your Arizona income tax liability. An individual may contribute as much as $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute as much as $400 to a public school and receive the money back in the form of a tax credit.

The state tax credit is available to ALL qualifying individual Arizona state taxpayers, you do not need to have a child enrolled in a school to take advantage of this state tax credit. Contributions may be made until April 15, 2018 for your 2017 Arizona state tax return. Any contributions made before January 1st may also be used as charitable tax deductions on your 2017 federal return. Any contributions after January 1st would be eligible for your 2018 federal return.

Contributions to Leman Academy of Excellence’s extracurricular activities are eligible for Arizona tax credits. Extracurricular activities are optional, noncredit programs such as educational field trips, character enrichment programs, athletics, musical theater and any other supplemental programs.

The Arizona State Tax Credit is not a deduction- it’s a tax credit and you do not need to itemize. For example if you are married and filing jointly and owe $800 in state income tax, you can make a school tax credit contribution for $400 and receive a $400 credit on your Arizona income tax return.  For details on the AZ Tax Credits for "Contributions made or fees paid to Public Schools" go to www.azdor.gov.  You can also look under the Forms Tab for AZ Forms 322 and 301.  Please consult with your Tax Advisor about your ability to participate.

Mesa, Arizona

Welcome to Leman Academy of Excellence located in Mesa, Arizona - serving families throughout the Phoenix area, but focusing on East Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, and Ahwatukee.. We will be opening in August 2018 to educate scholars in grades K thru 6. Our plans are to add one more grade level each of the two consecutive years. We are currently accepting enrollment registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. We look forward to getting to know you and partnering with you in your child’s education!

Head of Schools
Dennis O’Reilly


Daniel Davis


Upcoming Events

Parent Information Night
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Parent Information Night
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Mad Science Show at Leman Mesa
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Be dazzled and entertained as you watch all kinds of chemical reactions in action! Register HERE to attend today!

@ Catch Leman Academy of Excellence Mesa Live on Sonoran Living
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Take a walk through Leman Academy of Excellence Mesa live on ABC 15’s Sonoran Living.

Parent Information Night
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Contact Information

Opening August 2018