Home Schooling

The following information is being provided to assist you in complying with Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS §15-802.B2) regarding students instructed at home:

Where do I start?

First Step:

Submit Affidavit of Intent to Home School

An Affidavit of Intent GED Testing Center must be filed within 30 days of the beginning of home instruction. If you wish to mail the affidavit to our office, it must be notarized.

You, the parent or guardian of the child receiving home instruction in our county, are required to provide one of the following to this office:

  1. An original or a certified copy of the birth certificate for the pupil. (Photocopies will NOT be accepted.)
    Certified Birth Certificate QuestionGED Testing Center
  2. Other reliable proof of the pupil’s identity and age, including baptismal certificate, an application for a Social Security number, or original school registration records and an affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate.
  3. A letter from the authorized representative of an agency having custody of the pupil certifying that the pupil has been placed in the custody of the agency as prescribed by law.

Arizona is a “closed record” state, which means that vital records are not public record and therefore allowed to be notarized.

Vital Records  (The 1987 Legislature passed a law designed to help trace the location of any child who is reported missing. Our office is required to assist in this effort, thus the above requirements.)

Our office must be notified within 30 days of the termination of home instruction:

GED Testing CenterHome School Withdrawl Form

The Next Step:

The State of Arizona requires that children between the ages of 6 and 16 be instructed in the following subjects:

READING  |  GRAMMAR  |  SCIENCE

MATHEMATICS  |  SOCIAL STUDIES

Books may be available on loan from your local school. It is, however, up to the discretion of the individual districts.

You may request from your school district the standards for each of the subject areas or visit the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) website at www.ade.az.gov/standards/contentstandards.asp

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding home instruction.

 

Support Groups

Support groups are well organized, experienced, and plentiful should you need assistance:

Knowledge House is an informative website for parents who are thinking about home schooling: http://www.knowledgehouse.info/

Arizona Families for Home Education, a statewide organization that supports and promotes home education, is a group which hosts an annual Senior High Graduate Recognition Ceremony, an annual Junior High Graduate Recognition Ceremony, and an annual state home school convention and curriculum fair. For more information on these and other Home Education information, contact them using the options shown below:

Website: www.afhe.org  |  Email: homeschool@afhe.org
24-hour information (602) 235-2673

Additional Home School Information

Diplomas

Our office does not issue diplomas to home schooled students. A child must enroll in a Public School to receive a diploma or receive a GED. In addition to the above high school alternative, you may wish to contact the following GED Programs:
Yavapai College at 776-2200 or ADE at 602-258-2410 ext. 222.

Interscholastic Activities

School districts are required to allow home schooled students to participate in interscholastic activities. The home schooled student must meet the same eligibility requirements, such as passing grades (as certified by the parent), as regular students. If there is a charge (Pay for Play, etc.), the home schooled student must pay the same fee as other students. Academic activities are not the same as interscholastic activities. Schools can take a home schooled student for any number of classes if the district wants to. However, unless a student is enrolled for at least ¼ time (as applicable to age of student) the district receives no state aid and is under no obligation to take a home schooled student.

Special Education

If your child requires special education services, please contact your local school district or charter school. You may also call Exceptional Student Services with ADE at 800- 352-4558.

Testing

ARS §15-745 does not require the testing of children who are home schooled. You may wish to contact your local school district to inquire if they will accommodate your child during their testing periods. Please note, however, they are under no obligation to do so.

Public School At Home Options

Correspondence schooling is available if your student needs to complete coursework at home. Here are a few of the many choices:

Mingus Union School
District No. 4

 

Mandy Worth

 

Robb Williams

 

Lori Drake

 

Beaver Creek Elementary
School District No. 26

 

Perry Krowne

Chino Valley Unified School
District No. 51

 

Peter Atonna

 

Sherry Brown

Prescott Unified School District No. 1

 

Tina Seeley

 

Dwight Jaeger

 

Scott Hicks

 

Dave Klever

 

 

 

Sedona-Oak Creek Joint
Unified School District No. 9

 

Randy Hawley

 

Heather Hermen

 

Hillary Hirche

Yavapai College: District #2

 

Deb McCasland

 

Walter Nagy

The Committee for Good Schools

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2015 Termination Statement N/A
2015 Campaign Finance Report November Post-Election Report
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(Amended)
N/A
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Clarkdale-Jerome School Override Committee

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2015 Political Committee Termination Statement N/A
2015 $500 Threshold Exemption Statement N/A

Just Say No to PUSD Bond & Override

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2014 Termination Statement June
2014 Campaign Finance Report June Election Report
2013 Termination Statement November
2013 Contribution Statement November
2013 Campaign Finance Report November Post Election Report
2013 Campaign Finance Report November Pre-Election Report
2013 Amended Statement of Organization October
2013 August Pre-Election Report
2013 Statement of Organization N/A

Partners in Education

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2014 Campaign Finance Report June Report
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2013 Campaign Finance Report November Post-Election Report
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2013 Statement of Organization August
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Chino Valley School Bond Committee

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YES for Sedona Schools

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2013 Campaign Finance Report August Post-Election Report
2013 Campaign Finance Report August Pre-Election Report
2013 No Activity Statement May Post-Election Report
2013 No Activity Statement May Pre-Election Report
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2013 No Activity Statement January 31 Report
2012 No Activity Statement Post-General Election Report
2012 No Activity Statement Post-Primary Election Report
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2012 No Activity Statement Pre-Primary Election Report
2012 Statement of Organization N/A

YES YES for Prescott Education

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2016 Campaign Finance Report January 31st Report-Amended
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2016 Campaign Finance Report Termination statement
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2014 Campaign Finance Report Post-General Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report Pre-General Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report Post-Primary Report
2014 No Activity Statement Pre-Primary Report
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2014 Campaign Finance Report June 30th Report
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2014 Campaign Finance Report January 31st Report
2013 Statement of Organization (Amended) N/A
2013 Campaign Finance Report November Post-Election Report
2013 Campaign Finance Report November Pre-Election Report
2013 PUSD Expenditures  
2013 Campaign Finance Report August Post-Election Report
2013 Contributions  
2013 Campaign Finance Report August Pre-Election Report
2013 Statement of Organization N/A
       

YES for Humboldt Schools

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 2016 No Activity Statement Pre-General Election Report
 2016  No Activity Statement  August Post-Primary Report
 2016  No Activity Statement  August Pre-Primary Report
2016 Campaign Finance Report June 30th Report
2016 Campaign Finance Report January 31st Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report November Post-Election Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report November Pre-Election Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report August Post-Primary Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report August Pre-Primary Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report Post-May Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report Pre-May Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report Post -March Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report Pre-March Report
2015 Campaign Finance Report January 31st Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report November Post-General Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report October Pre-General Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report September Post-Primary Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report August Pre-Primary Report
2014 Campaign Finance Report June 30th
2014 Campaign Finance Report January 31st Report
2013 Campaign Finance Report November Post Election Report
2013 Campaign Finance Report August Post Election Report
2013 Statement of Organization N/A