Arizona Homeschooling

Homeschooling is a wonderful adventure that is both exciting and challenging. To get started on your journey, we've compiled some of the best resources to help you get started homeschooling in Arizona.

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Surpise Home Schoolers
The mission of Surprise Home Schoolers is to provide organization, support and fellowship to all home educators in the Surprise area.
Desert Homeschoolers of D-M
The Desert Homeschoolers of D-M is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families assigned to Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson AZ. All homeschoolers, of all ages, religious backgrounds and schooling methods are welcome. Offers park days, field trips, and other activities.
Central AZ Life Learners
Central AZ Life Learners is a support group for Life Learners and Unschoolers in both the East and West Valley.
The Home Schooling Family and the AIMS Test--How DoThey Relate?
The AIMS (Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards) test is the current instrument being used by the Arizona Department of Education to assess the learning of the public school students. The test is based on the Arizona Academic Standards, which are the benchmarks of knowledge the educators have determined that all students should master. When the AIMS was developed, home schoolers were specifically exempted from the test. No testing has been required of either home schooling students or paren...
Happy Homeschoolers of Scottsdale and N.E. Phoenix
Support group for homeschoolers who apprciate attachment parenting and alternative methods of living. Offers co-op type activities, child interest field trips, and lots of playtime.
Salt & Light Learning
907 N. Van Buren Ave., Suite 100 Loveland, CO 80537Northwest corner of 8th Street and Van Buren Avenue Phone: 970-278-0322Salt & Light Learning carries Christ-based, hand-picked, used curriculum and resources focused on guiding homeschool families through the process of teaching their children at home. This used curriculum/Christian bookstore was started in July 2002 in order to meet the needs of the community, providing a place to buy curriculum at decent prices, trade in curriculum for t...
Arizona Christian Homeschoolers
Arizona Christian Homeschoolers is a Christian based homeschool support group that serves homeschooling families in the NW valley. They offer park days, a monthly newsletter, multiple social activities for every member of the family, field trips, support for the new homeschool family with newcomer meetings, and a yearbook for those who want one.
Phoenix Unschoolers
Phoenix Unschoolers is a support group for unschoolers who wish to communicate with other like minded individuals. Members come from all over the entire Phoenix area, including North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale, and Goodyear.
Precious Heart Homeschool Group
Support group serving the Yuma area. Offers support, information, and activities including park days, field trips, Mom's night out, and more.
HomeSchool HeartBeat
The HomeSchool HeartBeat provides a monthly newsletter to keep Arizona homeschoolers informed of events, classes, workshops, resources, support group news, informational meetings, and more.
Chiricahua National Monument
Twenty seven million years ago a volcanic eruption of immense proportions shook the land around Chiricahua National Monument, located near present day Willcox. One thousand times greater than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, the Turkey Creek Caldera eruption eventually laid down two thousand feet of highly silicious ash and pumice. This mixture fused into a rock called rhyolitic tuff and eventually eroded into the spires and unusual rock formations of today. The monument is a mecca for hik...
How to Comply with Colorado's Homeschool Law
In Colorado, there are three options under which you can legally homeschool. You are free to choose the option that best meets your family’s needs. These options include homeschooling under Colorado's homeschool statute, homeschooling with an independent school, and homeschooling with a certified teacher. 
Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE)
Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) is the statewide organization that serves the needs and protects the rights of all Arizona homeschool families. Offers information and support, including facts on Arizona's homeschooling laws.
Home School Pupil Withdrawal Form
This form is intended to notify the County School Superintendent within 30 days of when your child is no longer home schooled. Provided by the Maricopa County School District.
Children instructed at home; eligibility to participate in interscholastic activities (15-802.01)
Regulations concerning home educated students' participation in interscholastic activities.
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The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.

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