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Homeschooling in Arizona

Here are some useful resources that may be helpful as you are getting started.

Power Homeschool’s Homeschooling in Arizona site highlights resources, helpful tips, support groups, and so much more!

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in Arizona

Each state has different rules regarding a parent’s ability to homeschool their children and all the laws that they must follow.

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Homeschool Associations and Support Groups in Arizona

Some of the best resources to help homeschool families be successful are homeschool associations, support groups, and co-ops.  

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How to Start Homeschooling in Arizona

If you have decided that homeschool is a good fit for your family, you are probably wondering how to get started with the whole process.  

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Field Trips Available to Homeschoolers in Arizona

The flexibility to go on more field trips is one of the many perks of homeschooling.  

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Arizona Homeschool Laws and Requirements

Many states have rules and guidelines regarding parents homeschooling their children. Here are some links to help you find information regarding Arizona.

Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in Arizona, it is important to establish a clean environment where distractions are limited for your child to study on a regular schedule.  Study routines are valuable for learning discipline. They also help your child stay on track with weekly, monthly and yearly academic goals. Create a schedule and expect your child to stick to it. Modify the schedule when necessary to help your child stay challenged while still able to achieve your expectations.  

Read more: 10 Tips to Effectively Homeschool Online


Build Foundational Knowledge

As your child progresses in their studies, addressing gaps in their foundational knowledge will be crucial to their future success.  For example, if your child struggles with basic math, it may become nearly impossible for them to master more advanced math concepts until they get help with their basic math challenges.  In Acellus courses, Vectored Instruction automatically takes into account a student’s existing knowledge gaps and provides targeted interventions to bridge those gaps.  If a student lacks the foundational understanding required for the new concept, the system automatically provides relevant remedial content before proceeding further.

It is crucial that students achieve early success with online learning so that their confidence will grow. Sometimes it may be necessary to place your child into an earlier course so they can begin experiencing success before they are ready to start moving forward with their learning.  

Read more: Helping Your Student Excel in Acellus


You should keep thorough records of your child’s education. This will be beneficial when they apply for colleges or jobs after high school. Power Homeschool’s online parent portal automatically makes it easy to track progress, download coursework examples, attendance, and keep transcripts of classes taken.

It is also a good idea to get student ID cards and parent/teacher ID cards. Many retailers and venues offer teacher or student discounts that can be claimed by showing ID cards. A professional student ID card with a good quality identification photo included is also an good way to show that your student is enrolled is a reputable homeschool program.



Homeschool Support & Groups in Arizona

Homeschoolers in Arizona have access to many different resources in Arizona. Homeschool associations, support groups, and cooperatives (co-ops) all exist to help homeschoolers through advice, resources, events, and more. 

Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) is a statewide organization that promotes and works to preserve the freedom to homeschool in Arizona.

Although the AFHE is a faith-based association, memberships are open to all homeschoolers in the state. Membership perks include a resource packet, magazine subscription, graduation ceremony, and discounted admission to the Arizona Homeschool Convention, which is organized by the AFHE.In addition to homeschool associations, Arizona homeschoolers have many support groups and co-ops to join if they choose. Homeschool support groups allow parents to give and receive advice either on an online forum or through in-person meetings. Homeschool support groups are a great way for parents to connect and for students to meet peers and make friends. Several examples of homeschool support groups in Arizona include:

On the other hand, homeschool co-ops have more of an academic focus and allow homeschool students to learn in group settings and develop skills, such as teamwork and communication. These groups are often volunteer-based, and parents take turns providing instruction to the group. Some co-ops are general, while others are focused on a particular subject or build lessons around religious teachings. Most homeschool support groups and co-ops can be found on Facebook or Google, so you are sure to find a group that aligns with your family’s needs.

Check out our Power Homeschool Parent Support groups!

How to Start Homeschooling in Arizona

If you are thinking about homeschooling in Arizona, you are probably wondering how to get started. Before you make the transition to home education for your student, you should thoroughly research the rules and requirements in Arizona, as well as the pros and cons of homeschooling to ensure it will be a good fit for your family. Once you decide to homeschool your student, it is a good idea to withdraw your student from the current school.

Next, you’ll need to create a homeschool curriculum or choose from one of the many homeschool curriculum programs available for purchase. Power Homeschool is an online curriculum program for K-12 students, providing a variety of courses in math, language arts and reading, science, social studies, foreign languages, and many different electives. Our program also offers various tools and resources to help both parents and students throughout their homeschool education.

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Homeschool Field Trips in Arizona

One of the many benefits of homeschooling is flexibility and freedom to set your own schedule, which means homeschoolers are not confined to the routine of traditional classrooms. This often gives students more time to learn from hands-on experiences and explore their home state. Arizona is home to a plethora of field trip destinations.  The following are just a few explanations to give you ideas for your next learning adventure:

    Northern Arizona

        • Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff: Students can learn about the region’s history through fossil and artifacts exhibits, walking trails, and special events like the heritage festival. This field trip is a perfect way to learn about American history, indigenous tribes, and geological findings.
        • Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park in Widow Rock: Learn about animal and plant species that are native to the Navajo Nation and Southwest region of the U.S. This zoo offers free admissions, making it an affordable option for the whole family.
        • Hoover Dam: Located on the border of Arizona and Nevada, the Hoover Dam offers tours and learning opportunities for students to learn about the building of the structure and to see various artifacts, photographs, and slides.

    Central Arizona

        • Arizona Science Center in Phoenix: With hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, and plenty of special events, homeschoolers of all ages can learn about STEM-related subjects and see their studies come to life before their eyes.
        • Children’s Museum of Phoenix: A perfect spot for young learners, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers interactive exhibits, educational activities, and seasonal camps that allow students to explore their creative sides.
        • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Scottsdale: This field trip destination is the perfect spot for Arizona students to learn about the flora and fauna that are native to the region. The museum exhibits and experiences include gardens, live animal presentations, and a zoo full of animals.
        • Arizona Capital Museum in Phoenix: Learn about the state’s government and history by touring the state’s capital museum. The hands-on activities, historical artifacts, and education programs will make any social studies or state history lesson come to life.

    Southern Arizona

        • Biosphere 2 in Oracle: For a great addition to life and earth science units, the Biosphere 2 offers plenty of learning opportunities for K-12 students. By touring the unique facilities, students will learn about ecosystems, habits, life cycles, and much more.
        • Tucson Botanical Gardens in Tucson: Students can explore plants and nature while learning science, history, and culture at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Family Fun Day, summer camps, and other educational programs are available, as well.
        • Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson: With many different original and traveling exhibitions, this art museum features art from different time periods and cultures from around the globe. Tours, educational programs, and art schools are offered to visitors of all age groups.

    Power Homeschool hopes to provide resources and tools that help each student and parent throughout their homeschooling journey. Contact us if you have any questions about our online homeschool curriculum or how to jump-start your homeschool journey with Power Homeschool!


    Disclaimer: The information provided on this web page is for general information purposes only. The information provided does not constitute legal advice and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

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