If a child will attend a home school, the parent or person with custody of the child must file a notarized affidavit of intent form with the County Superintendent of Schools registering that intent within 30 days from the time the child begins to attend a homeschool. For filing purposes fill out a separate affidavit for each child. Notary services are available in the homeschooling office.
An official certified copy (original) of the child’s birth certificate or other reliable proof of the child’s identity and age (review Homeschool Guidelines for other reliable proof of child’s identity) shall also be filed in the county school superintendent’s office. (ARS §15-828.3.B). Photocopies of the original birth certificate are not acceptable.
The County Superintendent must also be notified within 30 days of the termination of homeschooling. If homeschooling is resumed, another affidavit of intent must be filed with the County Superintendent. Parents or custodians should also notify the County School Superintendent of any changes of information.
Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) - a statewide organization that serves the needs and protects the rights of Arizona homeschool families. AFHE is a non-profit educational corporation directed by a Christian board. AFHE membership is open to all homeschool parents in Arizona. 602-235-2673
Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) - National homeschool legal defense group that protects homeschool rights and freedoms.
HOMESCHOOL LAW REFERENCES
Contact Homeschool and Private School Services:
Homeschool1@maricopa.gov | 602-506-3144