Welcome! Homeschooling is an exciting journey, and we will be with you every step of the way. These resources will help you navigate the state requirements and access local support groups.
The link below may help you with legal questions about homeschooling in Arizona.
Arizona Department of Education
Homeschool support groups in your state are an excellent way to gain more assistance and guidance in your homeschooling endeavors. A regional support group fosters a wonderful sense of community among homeschooling families and allows for more opportunities to exchange ideas, plan group outings, and share in the overall experience of homeschooling! While Calvert supports the development of community among homeschooling families, this list does not constitute affiliation between Calvert Education and the groups represented below.
AFHE is a statewide organization that serves the needs and protects the rights of Arizona’s homeschooling families. AFHE is a nonprofit educational corporation directed by a Christian board. AFHE membership is open to all homeschooling parents in Arizona.
CHECC is a group of parents who love their children enough to educate them at home and want to share ideas and collaborate on events with other homeschool families. We host group events such as field trips, spelling bees, enrichment classes, history, science fairs and sports teams. We help coordinate classes for people to share specific knowledge and talents such as gardening, cooking, art, and science.
DHCH, established in 1986, is one of the oldest homeschool support groups in Arizona. It serves the areas of New River, Desert Hills, Cave Creek, Black Canyon City, Anthem, Tramonto, and North Phoenix. DHCH families consist of both new and experienced homeschoolers with children of all ages, from babies to teens. The DHCH leadership consists of husband and wife teams, and fathers are encouraged to participate.
Eastside Explorers is a cooperative support group that lends support to homeschooling families within the Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, and Fountain Hills areas. Eastside Explorers is led by a Christian board of directors that govern within a framework of Judeo-Christian values. All group activities are coordinated by group members. Each member is expected to offer time and individual gifts and experience in order to continually create a vibrant and growing group. The amount and scope of activities offered are completely dependent upon volunteer participation.