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Homeschool Helps & Links

Maricopa County Superintendant of Schools - Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool
All Eastside Explorers members must file an Affidavit of Intent to homeschool in order to comply with Arizona law.
Homeschool Helps
Getting started homeschooling
This is a great article about how to get started homeschooling, but also a great read, even for veteran homeschoolers. You can ignore the tips about the state of Virginia's laws. Instead, see our link to the AFHE website for Arizona laws.
You can homeschool - start here
Great website for brand new homeschoolers.
Article on Virtual Charter Schools
We invite you to read an article that was recently published by HSLDA which does an excellent job describing what virtual charter schools are, why they are not the same thing as homeschooling, and why homeschooling families should avoid enrolling their children in these schools.

Brief excerpt ... "HSLDA believes that a distinction between virtual charter schools and homeschooling is vital. While charter schools provide parents with another choice, we emphasize that they are still public schools in every sense of the word."
Home School Organizations
AFHE - Arizona Families for Home Education
AFHE is our state organization. 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.
Home School Legal Defense Association
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. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.

DISCOUNT: When calling to apply for membership, mention Eastside Explorers and group discount code '210119' to receive special savings
East Valley Athletes for Christ (EVAC)
East Valley Athletes for Christ (EVAC) is an association of homeschool families dedicated to exemplifying Christ while participating in athletic competition. It is the goal of EVAC to encourage the hearts and minds of the participating homeschool youth in the love and likeness of Christ.