How to Start Homeschooling in Arizona

As a result of COVID-19, homeschooling is on the rise. For some, this is a short-term arrangement, and others have discovered that homeschooling is perfect for their family. In case you don’t know, homeschooling is simply the practice of educating your kids from home. Some families choose to collaborate through homeschooling cooperatives and extracurricular leagues to enrich the home school experience.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. When exploring the homeschooling route, please be aware that the laws and policies that govern homeschooling differ by state. If you wonder if homeschooling is a good fit for your family, you probably have questions about how to begin the process and what resources are available. Because of this, we created a series entitled, How to Start Homeschooling. In each installment, we will discuss homeschooling rules and resources for each state. In today’s installment, we will discuss homeschooling in Arizona.

What you need to know:

  • In Arizona, you must submit an affidavit of intent with the local school district within 30 days of commencing homeschooling. Most counties also need a copy of the kid’s birth certificate.
  • If your kid is already enrolled in a public school, you will need to submit an affidavit of intent and submit a withdrawal letter to the school.
  • If you move counties, you must submit an affidavit of intent for your new county and inform your previous county that you are no longer homeschooling there.
  • The teacher does not need to meet particular requirements.
  • The state requires that you teach five academic subjects: reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies, and science.
  • If you decide to go back to a public school, you must file a letter of termination with the state.


Arizona has a funding assistance program entitled the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts to help make homeschooling more affordable for families.

You should check out Arizona Families for Home Education and Home School Legal Defense Association – Arizona.

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