Arizona homeschool groups that exist specifically to support parents who are homeschooling their own children as defined in Arizona state statutes are welcome to apply to have their group listed on the AFHE Support Group page.
A committee under the direction of the AFHE Board reviews all homeschool group listing applications. The AFHE Board reserves the right approve or decline to list any group at our discretion without further explanation. It is our desire to list groups that support and promote parent-led, privately funded, relationship-based home education in Arizona.
Groups listed on the AFHE website may, at their discretion, include families with virtual charter school/public-school-at-home students and/or ESA* contract students in their membership. However, in order to be listed on the AFHE website your group must primarily consist of families who are homeschooling in accordance with ARS 15-802 (non-public instruction provided primarily by the parent or guardian or non-public instruction provided in the child’s home). Group leaders must be homeschooling parents themselves.
We do not list hybrid private schools, programs offered through public or private schools for homeschoolers, homeschool co-ops that offer a class schedule that replaces the parents as the primary instructor in the core subjects, or other groups that do not fit the mission of promoting parent-led, privately funded home education.
*ESA Contract Students are a separate classification of student as defined in state statute and are not classified as homeschooled students. In accordance with ARS 15-2402 an ESA Contract Student shall not file an affidavit of intent to homeschool pursuant to section 15-802.
Learn more at afhe.org/az-law
Please provide a brief description of the group's focus/purpose.
Please provide a brief description of the types of activities and support your group offers to your member families.
Please provide an estimate of the various student classifications that make up your group.
What percentage of your group is made up of homeschool families (parent is the primary instructor or instruction takes place in the child's home and is not taxpayer funded)?
What percentage of your group's members have children who are enrolled in a public-school-at-home program?
If your group includes public or private school students, what percentage of the group does this represent?
What percentage of your group's members have children who are ESA Contract students?
We request that each group identify the culture emphasis of the group to help families connect with the group(s) that best meet their needs. Here are a few helpful definitions to assist you in selecting your group emphasis.
CHRISTIAN: Group leaders and the majority of the group membership believes the Bible is the inspired and infallible authoritative Word of God; that God existed from eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; that all men have sinned and it is only Jesus Christ who is able and has paid the penalty for man's sin through His substitutionary death on the cross and Who then triumphed over death by His visible, bodily resurrection; that salvation is offered as a free gift to the sinner, accepted by faith, not trusting in any personal work, but in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone. The group may or may not required a statement of faith of your own.
LDS, CATHOLIC, JEWISH: Leaders and a majority of the group's members belong to one of these faith communities.
SECULAR: The group nature is non-religious/not faith-based or has an open/inclusive membership without a particular faith-based focus.
ECLECTIC: The group is made up of a diverse membership and does not have either a faith-based focus or secular focus.
Does your group offer any type of classes? Please describe. (How often, where they meet, which subjects/topics, who teaches.)
Please share a little about the teachers. Are they paid? If so, are they paid by the group or by the parents directly? Are they parents who are members of the group or outside teachers?
Please tell us about your leadership team. Are the leaders in your group homeschooling parents themselves (in accordance with ARS-1502)? Do you have a mix of homeschool, virtual charter school, and ESA parents in leadership? Is your group led by graduated homeschooling parents? If other, please describe.