Home Schooling


The following information is being provided to assist you in complying with Arizona Revised Statutes regarding students instructed at home:

Notification to the County School Superintendent (ARS§15-802)

An Affidavit of Intent must be filed within 30 days of the  beginning of home instruction.  The signature on the affidavit must be notarized.

The parent or guardian of the child receiving home school instruction in Cochise County is  required to provide one of the following to this office:

  1.  A certified copy of the pupil's birth certificate
  2.  Other reliable proof of the pupil's identity and age, including the pupil'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. 
  3.  A letter from the authorized representative of an agency having custody of the   pupil pursuant to title 8, chapter 2 certifying that the pupil has been placed in the custody of the  agency as prescribed by law.

Our office must be notified within 30 days of the termination of home instruction.  The Home School Withdrawal Form may be used. This form may also be used for change of address.


Instruction and Curriculum

The State of Arizona requires that children between the ages of 6 and 16 be instructed in the  following subjects:  reading, grammar, mathematics, science, and social studies. The Arizona  Department of Education (ADE) has the standards for each of the subject areas listed on their  website at http://www.azed.gov/titlei/privateschools/.

Some useful websites for home school organizations and curriculum resources are the Arizona  Families for Home Education (www.afhe.org), and the Home Educators Resource Directory (www.homeEDdirectory.com).  One local group is  the High Desert Homeschoolers (hdhomeschoolers.wordpress.com).

The Cochise County School Superintendent has established a small home school library  containing both new and used textbooks.  These books are free of charge and no check-out is  required.  Our library is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and  4:30 p.m.

 

Participation in School Activities (ARS§15-802.01.A)

Notwithstanding any other law, a child who resides within the attendance area of a public  school and who is instructed at home shall be allowed to try out for interscholastic activities  on behalf of the public school in the same manner as a pupil who is enrolled in that public  school.  Registration, age, eligibility requirements, fees, insurance, transportation, physical  condition, qualification, responsibilities, event schedules, standards of behavior and  performance policies for home schooled students shall be consistent with those policies  established for students enrolled in that public school.  The individual providing the primary  instruction of a child who is instructed at home shall submit written verification that provides:
  1.  Whether the student is receiving a passing grade in each course or subject being taught.
  2.  Whether the student is maintaining satisfactory progress towards advancement or promotion.


Testing

ARS§15-745 does not require the testing of children who are home schooled.  You may wish  to contact your local school district to inquire if they will accommodate your child during  their testing periods.

A child who enrolls in a kindergarten program or grades one through twelve after receiving  instruction in a home school program shall be tested pursuant to this article (ARS§15-745.B)  in order to determine the appropriate grade level for the placement of the child.


Distance Learning Charter Schools

American Central High School

 Arizona Connections Academy
 1017 S. Gilbert Road    Contact: Linda Harless
 Mesa, AZ  85204    480-782-5842
 Grades:  K 12    Website:  www.connectionsacademy.com/home.aspx

 Arizona Virtual Academy   
 1840 East Benson Hwy   Contact: Leslie LeGrande Pitt
 Tucson, AZ 85714    866-512-2273 x8130
 Grades: K- 8      Website: https://azva.k12.com/#.U8W5uZRdUZk

 Havasu Online
 2200 Havasupai Boulevard   Contact:  Dorothea Gildea, MBA, Med
 Lake Havasu City, AZ  86403  (877)964-7587
 Grades: 7-12     Website: www.havasuonlineschool.org

 Humanities & Sciences Academy of Arizona
 1105 East Broadway Road   Contact: David Curd
 Tempe, AZ 85282    800-762-0010
 Grades: 9-12      Website: www.humsci.org

 Phoenix Special Programs dba Kids at Hope Online Academy
 1717 West Northern Avenue   Contact: Mark French
 Phoenix, AZ 85021    602-674-5555
 Grades: 9-12      Website: kidsathope.org

 Pinnacle Virtual High School
 4700 South McClintock, Suite 140  Contact: Mike Matwick
 Tempe, AZ 85282    480-755-8222
 Grades: 9-12      Website: Pinnacle On-line High School

 Primavera Online High School
 3029 North Alma School   Contact: Damian Creamer
 Chandler, AZ 85224    480-456-6678
 Grades: 9-12      Website: www.primavera-online-high-school.com

 San Pedro Valley Online Academy
 360 S. Patagonia St.
 Benson, AZ 85602
 520-720-6728 
 Contact: Richard Connet
 Grades 6-12     Website: http://bensonspvoa.sharpschool.net/

Sequoia Choice School Arizona Distance Learning School
1460 South Horne    Contact: Don Flake
Mesa, AZ 85204    480-649-7737
Grades: K-12      Website: sequoiachoice.org

 

Helpful Aids

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/
Guide to Online Home Schooling:
https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/k-12/online-home-schooling/

 

How to Apply to College as a Homeschooler

https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/homeschooler-college-applications/

In the guide, we cover the various elements that make up a college application and how homeschoolers should best approach them. There are details about specific scholarships and a ton of advice to help with the transition. We’ve also included information about how homeschoolers get on in college and what online colleges offer.

 

The guide explains schools by type and allows students to compare the features that matter most to them like support, accreditation, and format. The guide was developed to help families interested in homeschooling compare popular online programs by reading reviews from actual students and alumni, to determine what will work best for them.

 

Here is the direct access to the guide: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/online-homeschools/

 

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