How to Teach at Home
by Christina Yeager
Each state has a specific set of rules that must be followed in order to homeschool your child/children. It's important to adhere to the rules of your state to be in compliance. Arizona is no exception! Even though the regulations seem small compared to other states, you must still comply and do what is asked if you wish to homeschool. File the correct paperwork and use the chosen curriculum. The rest is up to you!
Each state is the U.S. has a very specific set of regulations for homeschooling. If you are thinking about teaching your child at home, you'll need to know the ins and outs of what needs to be done beforehand and during. In this series, Homeschooling Regulations by State, we'll explore information to help with the decision, what to do to get started and what to do correctly to continue.
Homeschool regulations for Arizona.
Compulsory School Age
Compulsory school age for children in Arizona is age six through sixteen. Children must attend school when they turn six if before September 1st of that year.
There are no church/cover/private school options to choose from. Homeschooled is homeschooled.
Not that there aren't these types of schools in Arizona, it's not necessary for instruction.
Formally Withdrawing From Public School
A parent or guardian must file an affidavit of intent to homeschool a child with the local/county superintendent. This paper must include the child's name, date of birth, the names and address' of the parents/guardians as well as the name of the public school (if any) the child is currently attending.
If you decide to withdraw your child from homeschooling and place them back into the public school system, take the time to submit a letter of termination to your local superintendent within 30 days of ending an at home program. If later, you decide to continue homeschooling, another affidavit will need to be filed.
Other Important Things To Consider
Homeschooled students must learn the required subjects of reading, grammar, math, social studies, and science.
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