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New to Homeschooling in AZ?

Parents of homeschooled students ages 6-16 are required to file a notarized Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool with the County School Superintendent within 30 days of starting to homeschool. 


  1. Print the Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool form. This can be found on your county website, or at the AFHE  link here.
  2. Obtain an official copy of your child’s Birth Certificate.
  3. Locate your county superintendent
  4. Get the affidavit notarized and make a copy
  5. Submit affidavit and birth certificate either via mail or in person.
  6. Read all the AZ Homeschooling laws carefully.  Homeschooling in Arizona is much different (and, most of the time, much easier) than homechooling in other states.


Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) is our state organization and a wonderful wealth of knowledge. We highly recommend that all home schoolers join AFHE to support their efforts to promote and maintain homeschooling in the state of Arizona.

AFHE also runs our state-wide conference each summer - a must for every Arizona homeschooler.  First time attendees received a huge discount as well!



The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. 

DISCOUNT:     When applying for membership, mention Eastside Explorers and group discount code '210119' to receive special savings.

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