Welcome to Maricopa Christian Homeschool Support Group!
Membership is open to all families currently homeschooling* at least one child. Membership is concentrated in the city of Maricopa, although we do have families living outside the city.
There are many educational options within the the State of Arizona and within the City of Maricopa itself. Each family chooses the form of education based on their individual family needs, goals and desires. It is the goal of this support group to address and support the unique needs of those families choosing to educated their children in a parent led and family funded fashion as indicated by Arizona's definition of "homeschooling".*
Our group promotes and encourages parent directed education and enrichment that is divorced completely from the authority, direction or funding of the state or federal government. Please be sure to read our Mission Statement and our Philosophy below. We look forward to partnering with you in your home school journey.
Our Mission Statement
Maricopa Christian Homeschoolers exists to serve Christian home schooling* families who live in the city of Maricopa and the local surrounding areas. MCHSG desires to encourage and support parents in their decision to homeschool their children, including preschool age children, while also raising them in the Christian faith. We further desire to enable new and veteran homeschooling families opportunities to pray together, share ideas and collaborate resources, and to fellowship in educational and social settings that glorify the Lord and provides a witness to the world of His saving grace.
Maricopa Christian Homeschool Support Group adheres to the philosophy that our children are gifts from the Lord, (Psalm 127) and that parents are charged by God with the responsibility for teaching and training their children. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4; I Timothy 3:4) We believe that home schooling by definition is independence from government control. As Christians we submit our plans to the Lord and follow his leading, but the decision to home school is also a decision to take the responsibility for educating our children into our own hands without the influence or control of the government. It is in keeping with this philosophy that Maricopa Christian Homeschool Support group promotes and encourages parent directed education and enrichment that is divorced completely from the authority, direction or funding of the state or federal government.
* Homeschooling for the purposes of this group is in accordance with A.R.S. 15-802. The laws get revised from time to time. If you would like to peruse these laws visit: http://www.afhe.org/az_law.html