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What is Homeschooling?

Getting Started

Sports Eligibility

File your Affidavit

County Superintendent of Schools list

Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account


What is homeschooling?

In Arizona, homeschooling is defined as "a nonpublic school conducted primarily by the parent, guardian or other person who has custody of the child or nonpublic instruction provided in the child's home." according to A.R.S. §15-802

There are five required subjects: Reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies, and science. A.R.S. §15-802

How do I start homeschooling?

To start homeschooling, you must file an affidavit with the county you reside in for children between the ages of 6 and 16. If your child is 6 and you wish to delay formal education until age 8, you may choose that option on the affidavit. You have 30 days to file this affidavit after withdrawing from school, or after your child's 6th birthday if they have never attended school. Read the Arizona Revised Statute §15-802.

Are homeschool students eligible to participate in interscholastic activities?

Yes! A homeschooled child who resides within the attendance area of a public school shall be allowed to try out for interscholastic activities on behalf of the public school in the same manner as a pupil who is enrolled in that public school. Read the Arizona Revised Statute §15-802.01.

All college-bound student-athletes interested in playing NCAA sports at a Division I or II school need to register for an Academic and Amateurism Certification account with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Please visit the NCAA website for homeschool student resources and information regarding the Eligibility Center registration process.

Where do I file my affidavit?

You file your affidavit with your county school superintendent's office.  Find a printable copy of the affidavit here.  Below is a listing of Arizona county offices. 

The Office of Maricopa County School Superintendent accepts homeschool affidavit filings online or by limited appointment. You are encouraged to use their online homeschool registration app. If you need additional support and prefer to file in person, please schedule an appointment.


Maricopa County
4041 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1200
Phoenix, AZ  85012

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