How to Homeschool in Arizona

If you are ready to begin homeschooling in Arizona or you're looking for more information, you've come to the right place. While most regulations for homeschooling in Arizona are determined by county, there are still some statewide requirements you should know about. In this article you will find the following:

  • 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
* This page does not contain legal advice and is not an endorsement of any homeschool groups listed. (see disclaimer)

Arizona Homeschool Laws

Currently, 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.
The affidavit of intent should include the following information:
  • 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
You should also know that no Arizona laws require your child to submit to standardized testing.

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.

Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE)
This statewide organization is committed to providing resources and support to homeschooling families throughout Arizona. They sponsor an annual convention and curriculum fair and can help put you in touch with local support groups.
Desert Hills Christian Homeschoolers (DHCH)
This Christian organization primarily serves the Far North Valley and Desert Foothills regions. They host and organize a variety of enrichment activities, workshops, and community service opportunities. In addition, DHCH provides a lending library of curriculum and materials for your family to use.
Arizona Homeschool Adventures
It's time to take your children on an Arizona adventure. Let's get outside (or inside) and learn something new alongside your child. We'll meet once a week with a hands on activity. Ever wonder what it takes to care for a horse? Want to learn how to make a leather dog collar? How about a trip to a local refinery where you will actually see gold being poured into a mold? These are just a few of the things you will learn AND do alongside your child, spouse, or grandparent.
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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.