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Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (TRIP)

Reduce your tuition by planning ahead with your everyday shopping! More than 700 local and national businesses participate by refunding a portion of their sales back to ACS parents. The difference is then credited to the family’s tuition account. 

This means that when you — or your friends and family who help you! — buy gas or groceries, shop for clothes, eat at restaurants, pay your garbage bill, etc., you earn money for your family's tuition. If you start early enough, you can eliminate tuition altogether! 

Check out local participants or look at our national participants.

STEP 1: Please create an account with the school by filling out pages 2 and 4 of this New Family Packet, and email it to us.

Three ways to participate

The volunteer TRIP Committee buys certificates at a discounted price and sells them to you. You order from TRIP and buy these certificates at their face value. The difference is credited to your tuition account.

TRIP is held every other Tuesday evening from 7-7:30 p.m. Orders must be paid for before pick-up. Place your order here or order through RaiseRight by Monday at 9 p.m. to pick up your cards. Be sure to set up your account first.

2023 Fall/Winter Schedule  

No TRIP October 31

November 7

November 28

December 12

December 19 (Extra Date)


  • If ACS is canceled for any reason, that evening's TRIP session will also be canceled.
  • Online orders must be placed by 9:00 p.m. Monday evenings to be filled the following Tuesday. If we do not carry the cards in stock or our out of our inventory, they will be ordered and available at the next Instant TRIP session.
  • Online orders that are paid for by Presto Pay can not be changed. If a "non-local" card is ordered, it can not be exchanged due to differences in the percentage earned.

Participants can order gift cards from Raise Right online or in the app. These are typically available for immediate use, but the percentage back isn't always as high as picking up local cards from the school. Be sure to compare before choosing your purchase option. 

After you complete Step 1 (see above), we'll help guide the process.

Within our community, there are a number of other organizations that participate in a different way. Pick up a voucher from the TRIP Committee, fill it out, and turn it in when you pay your bill. The business(es) will credit your account periodically.

Connect with a member of the TRIP Committee for questions. 

For questions, or to volunteer, please email us! We'd love to help.

Thank you to the many current volunteers who have already stepped forward to help make TRIP successful!