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ARIZONA
HOMESCHOOL
LAWS 

What is Homeschooling?

Getting Started

File your Affidavit

County Superintendent of Schools list 

Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)

 

 

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 5 required subjects which are: 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.  

 

A.R.S. §15-802 

“Section 2. If the child will attend a private school or home school, file an affidavit of intent with the county school superintendent stating that the child is attending a regularly organized private school or is being provided with instruction in a home school.
 

The affidavit of intent shall include: 

       (a) The child's name.
       (b) The child's date of birth.

       (c) The current address of the school the child is attending.

       (d) The names, telephone numbers and addresses of the persons who currently have custody of the child. 

 

Please also refer to A.R.S. §15-828 for proof of birth requirements: 
 

“Section B. If a child is instructed at home pursuant to section 15-802, the person who has custody of the child shall, within thirty days after the home instruction begins, provide to the county school superintendent of the county in which the child resides one of the following: 
1. A certified copy of the child's birth certificate (The original, state sealed birth certificate). 
2. Other reliable proof of the child's identity and age, including the child's 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. 

Where do I file my affidavit?

You file your affidavit with your County School Superintendent's office. Below is a listing of Arizona county offices. If you live in Maricopa County, please stop by and visit us.

Find a printable copy of the affidavit here. 

 

Maricopa County
4041 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1200
Phoenix, AZ  85012
602-506-3866

 

Come Visit Us!

We are less than two miles from the Maricopa office.

 
 
 
 
 

Here is a list of Arizona County Superintendent of Schools.

Apache County Superintendent of Schools


75 North 1st West
St. Johns, AZ 85936
(928) 337-7539 https://schools.apachecounty.net/




Cochise County Superintendent of Schools


100 Clawson Ave., 3rd Floor Bisbee, AZ 85603 Ph: 520-432-8950 https://www.cochise.az.gov/schools/home




Coconino County Superintendent of Schools


2384 N Steves Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Ph: 928-679-8070 https://www.coconino.az.gov/359/Superintendent-of-Schools




Gila County Superintendent of Schools


1400 E. Ash St.
Globe, AZ 85501
Tel. (928) 402 8784
http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/government/school_superintendent/index.php




Graham County Superintendent of Schools


921 Thatcher Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: 928-428-2880 https://www.graham.az.gov/201/School-Superintendent




Greenlee County Superintendent of Schools


253 5th St
Clifton, AZ 85533
Phone: (928) 865-2072
https://www.co.greenlee.az.us/elected-officials/superintendent-of-schools/




La Paz County Superintendent of Schools


1112 S Joshua Avenue, Suite 205
Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: 928-669-6183 http://co.la-paz.az.us/447/Education-Service-Agency




Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools


4041 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1200 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: 602-506-3866 http://schoolsup.org/




Mohave County Superintendent of Schools


700 W. Beale Street Kingman AZ 86401 Phone: 928-753-0747 https://www.mohavecounty.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=130




Navajo County Superintendent of Schools


100 East Code Talkers Drive
South Highway 77
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Phone: (928) 524-4204 http://www.navajocountyaz.gov/Departments/Superintendent-of-Schools/Home-School




Navajo County Superintendent of Schools, Show Low Office


Navajo County Superintendent of Schools, Show Low Office
550 N. 9th Place
Show Low, AZ 85901
Phone: (928) 532-6005




Pima County Superintendent of Schools


200 N. Stone Ave. Tucson AZ, 85701 Phone: (520) 724-8451 http://www.schools.pima.gov/schools/home-school-information




Pinal County Superintendent of Schools


75 N. Bailey
Florence, Arizona 85132
Phone: (520) 866-6565
http://www.pinalesa.org/hs/HSHome.aspx




Santa Cruz county Superintendent of Schools


2150 N. Congress Drive Nogales, AZ 85621 Phone: 520-375-7800 https://www.santacruzcountyaz.gov/294/Superintendent-of-Schools




Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools


2970 Centerpointe East Dr Prescott, AZ 86301 (928) 771-3544 https://ycesa.com/




Yuma County Superintendent of Schools


210 South First Avenue Yuma, Arizona 85364 Phone: (928) 373-1006 https://www.yumasupt.org/home-schooling.html





Schooling with an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)

Current AZ law allows families who choose ESA to educate their children at home, however, they are considered an ESA contract student and therefore do not fall under the homeschool laws. If you have an ESA for your child, you are NOT required to file an affidavit.

 

If you have any questions about home education, curriculum, testing, etc. please come visit us! We are happy to help you in anyway we can. 

Schooling with an Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)

Current AZ law allows families who choose ESA to educate their children at home, however, they are considered an ESA contract student and therefore do not fall under the homeschool laws. If you have an ESA for your child, you are NOT required to file an affidavit.

 

If you have any questions about home education, curriculum, testing, etc. please come visit us! We are happy to help you in anyway we can.