How to Homeschool in Arizona
- An overview of Arizona homeschool laws
- An introduction to homeschool groups in Arizona
- A description of how Moving Beyond the Page can help you get started
Arizona Homeschool LawsCurrently, Arizona law requires that all students between the ages of 6 and 16 receive instruction either at home or at a public or private school. When you begin homeschooling, you will need to do the following:
- Within 30 days of beginning home instruction, you must file an affidavit of intent to homeschool with your county's superintendent. (After filing the affidavit of intent, you do not need to file another unless you end and then resume home instruction.)
- Along with the affidavit, you should send a copy of your child's birth certificate or other proof of the child's identity and age.
- Child's name
- Child's date of birth
- Current address of the school the child is attending (your address)
- Names, telephone numbers, and addresses of the persons who currently have custody of the child
Because county superintendents decide most regulations for homeschooling, you should become familiar with your county's rulings. Information for all counties in Arizona can be found below:
- Apache County
- Cochise County
- Coconino County
- Gila County
- Graham County
- Greenlee County (Note that this county does not provide a Homeschool Info page.)
- La Paz County
- Maricopa County
- Mohave County
- Navajo County
- Pima County
- Pinal County
- Santa Cruz County
- Yavapai County
- Yuma County
Homeschool Groups in Arizona
Homeschooling your children is a daunting task, but there are many groups and organizations in Arizona to help you out. Here are some organizations you may want to look into.
NOTE: You can find a wealth of local and state groups offering homeschooling advice and support on sites such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. You can search by city or county, religious preference, homeschooling philosophy, and more. You will need a free account on these sites to join one of their groups.
A Homeschool Curriculum for Arizona
Moving Beyond the Page is a homeschool curriculum that exceeds the requirements for homeschooling in the state of Arizona. All of the Moving Beyond the Page packages cover science, social studies, and language arts, and we offer a range of math programs as well. The Arizona legal requirements are only a starting point, and our curriculum utilizes a range of educational strategies that are designed to foster a love of learning in children including:
- Hands-on activities,
- Differentiated options, and
- Independent projects.
Moving Beyond the Page encourages critical thinking and creativity while encouraging your child's unique learning style like no other curriculum on the market. If your child is a hands-on learner, a gifted learner, or a creative free-thinker, then you should look into Moving Beyond the Page for your child.
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Any information about the laws in your state is provided to help you understand your legal requirements to homeschool in your state. It should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. This information was not compiled by a lawyer. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under. If you have questions, you should seek the advice of a lawyer that operates in your state.
Moving Beyond the Page does not endorse any of the homeschool groups that are included in these pages. They are provided only for your benefit. You should research any group to ensure that they align with your family's goals and philosophies.