Homeschooling in Arizona

SUPPORT GROUPS
Arizona Families for Home Education
Email: Questions@afhe.org
http://www.afhe.org
A statewide organization that serves the needs and protects the rights of all Arizona homeschool families. AFHE does not discriminate for membership participation. We are a non-profit educational corporation directed by a Christian Board.

Christian Home Educators of Tucson - Northwest, CHET-NW
Email: chet_nw@yahoo.com
http://www.homeschool-life.com/az/chetnw/
CHET-NW membership is open to Christian homeschoolers in and around the Tucson area.

Christian Home Educators of Tucson - Southeast, CHET-SE
Email: chetseprez@yahoo.com
http://www.homeschool-life.com/az/chetse/
We are an organization whose goal is to encourage and equip each other in effectively training our children at home. We would love for you to join us!

Christian Home Educators of Tucson - Southwest, CHET-SW
http://chetsw.weebly.com/
CHET-SW is a Christian homeschool support group dedicated to building lasting relationships between homeschooling families. We meet once a week for P.E., once a month for Park Day (for planning & fellowship), and frequently in between for field trips, art classes, youth activities & educational fairs.

Desert Hills Christian Homeschoolers
http://www.dhch.org
Serving the areas of New River, Desert Hills, Cave Creek, Black Canyon City, Anthem, Tramonto, and North Phoenix. Desert Hills Christian Homeschoolers (DHCH) is committed to supporting parent and child alike within a joyful atmosphere that brings honor and glory to God. We are a close-knit group in which children can grow up together, parents can find fellowship, and families can grow in Christ as we endeavor to encourage one another in this wonderful homeschool adventure.

Eastside Explorers
http://www.eastsideexplorers.org
We are a co-op supporting home schooling in the Northeast Valley of The Sun (i.e., northeast region of Phoenix, AZ metro area). Eastside Explorers currently has ~200 families who are members with a total of over 500 children being home schooled. Membership is open to all and brings opportunities for networking with other home schooling parents, activities for your children and educational opportunities for all.

Rainbow Explorers
scwaltn@juno.com
http://rainbowexplorers.tripod.com
A Christian homeschool support group that serves African-American families in the Greater Phoenix area. We welcome all families homeschooling African-American children including those families with parents of any race.

Rocky Mountain Education Connection
http://www.rmec-online.com/
Your all-inclusive network for homeschooling and unschooling information in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Whether you need info on where to begin, or you've been at it for years and just need a bit o' inspiration to keep on truckin', you've come to the right place.

Sedona Home Educators
Email: SedonaHomeEducators@yahoo.com
We are a brand new support group that plans to meet monthly (possibly more often) in the Sedona area, welcoming all ages and grade levels. We are here to encourage one another, provide educational support and mentoring, and socialization opportunities for the whole family.

Sonoran Desert Homeschoolers, SDH
Email: sdhtucson@yahoo.com
http://www.tucsonhomeschoolers.org/
SDH is a home education network serving homeschoolers throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona. SDH meets weekly at either Fort Lowell Park or McCormick Park in the playground area from mid-August through mid-May.

Summit View Homeschoolers
Email: tracey@summitviewhomeschoolers.com
http://summitviewhomeschoolers.com/
Summit View is a secular, parent-run homeschool support group serving the East Valley cities of Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Apache Junction, Gilbert, Ahwatukee and Queen Creek. We are currently in our 10th year serving East Valley homeschoolers. We have a full calendar for the 09/10 year. Some of our activities include "whole family" activities on days when Dads can attend, monthly park days, Mom's Nights Out, group classes, and more.

Valley Secular Homeschool Group
http://www.angelfire.com/az3/vshgroup/
We are a homeschool support group for the Central Arizona Area. We are open to all families regardless of culture, race or lifestyle. We welcome atheists, agnostics, secular humanists and families of all faith. Children of all ages are always welcome. We will attend meetings, discuss homeschool ideas and go on field trips. We do not endorse any particular method of homeschooling. VHS members believe that our differences enrich us.

Veritas Homeschoolers
Email: info@veritashomeschoolers.org
http://www.veritashomeschoolers.org
Membership in the Veritas Homeschoolers support group is open to all families currently homeschooling* at least one child. Membership is concentrated in the Ahwatukee Foothills, south Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa areas. Veritas (vair' uh tahss), which is Latin for "truth," describes what we as parents desire to teach our children, both in the realm of academics and the arena of life. Veritas Homeschoolers is an evangelical Christian support group for those who are home educating their children, including preschool age children. Although Veritas Homeschoolers is a Christian organization with Christian leadership, membership is open to all those wishing to homeschool their children.

World Peace Roots & Shoots
Email: Kathy "Kap" Parra
http://www.rootsandshoots.org
Roots & Shoots® engages and inspires youth through community service and service learning. Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, this global program emphasizes the principle that knowledge leads to compassion, which inspires action. All Roots & Shoots groups show care and concern in three areas: the human community, animals, and the environment. We meet the needs of the East Valley and we meet the 3rd Friday of each month.


EMAIL LISTS
Arizona Homeschool List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arizonahomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in Arizona. Kids and Parents alike! Here you can exchange ideas! support each other! give links for school stuff! just talk including, scripture, God, church, parents, kids, home cleaning, lessons and curriculum, on-line courses, and web sites.

Greater Phoenix Area Homeschoolers List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GPHS
This e-mail group is to offer support for Homeschooling Families in the Greater Phoenix Arizona Area. Through networking together homeschool families in the area can offer discussions, encouragement, curriculum ads for either buying or selling, sales event notification, web site links for educational purposes, info on laws, freebies for educators, etc. This list is open to all, please keep the posts related to homeschooling.

HomeSchool HeartBeat
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HSHeartBeat
Provides a monthly newsletter to keep Arizona homeschoolers informed of: Events, Classes and workshops, Featured Resources, Home School Resource Centers, Opportunities, Support Group News, Informational meetings and much more. This publication is open to any home schooler or friends of home education.

Palo-Verde Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Palo-Verde-HS
A free online secular community for Arizona parents with inquisitive and imaginative children. We share local event information, organize outings, and discuss gifted/spirited-child issues. All religions and homeschooling methods are welcome.

Phoenix Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Phoenix_Unschoolers/
A support group for unschoolers who wish to communicate with other like minded individuals. We are all over the entire Phoenix area, we have members in North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear and Desert Hills. We alternate meeting spots so that meetings are as convenient as possible for everyone.

Rainbow Explorers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rainbow_explorers
An e-mail list for members of Arizona’s Rainbow Explorers-a Christian homeschool support group for African-American families in the Greater Phoenix area.

SOARing Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SOARingUnschoolers
The goal of SOARing Unschoolers (SOuthern ARizona Unschoolers) is to create a community of like-minded families in the Tucson area and throughout Southern Arizona for support, discussions, and get-togethers. We like to have fun with our kids and each other!

Sonlight Arizona
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SLArizona/
If you are using Sonlight, Ltd or interested in using it and homeschool in Arizona -- you need to be part of this group!! We have monthly fileld trips, provide information on events and resources in AZ, support one another, and much, much more.

Southern Arizona Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/soazhomeschoolers
A list open to anyone interested in homeschooling in Southern Arizona.

Unschoolers Connection
http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/UnschoolersConnection
This is a newly formed (Aug. '09) and quickly expanding support group for families who unschool in Prescott, Arizona and the surrounding areas. This will be an all-inclusive group and will hopefully provide support, discussion and fun get-togethers for families who are new to unschooling and to those who have been doing this for a lifetime


Arizona Distance Learning, AxDL
Mesa Office:
Mailing Address: PO Box 1405
Mesa, AZ 85211-1405
Toll-free number: 1-888-722-9351 (1-888-SCAZDL-1)
Office Phone: (480) 655-7005
Fax: (480) 655-7911
Office Location: 165 N. Centennial Way #108
Mesa, AZ 85201
Email: lz@scazdl.org
http://www.sequoiachoice.com/new/index.php
Arizona Distance Learning (AzDL) provides technology-assisted education to children in grades K-12. Students may learn at home with the support of their parents or in a Distance Learning Lab with the aid of a site advisor. They move at a flexible pace and can select the materials best suited to their learning styles from our diverse collection of resources. Our programs are free to all students living in Arizona, and we service families and schools throughout the state.

Eagleridge Enrichement Program
1313 W. Medina Ave.
Suite A3
Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone: (480) 472-3685
Email: kctolar@mpsaz.org
http://www.mpsaz.org/eagleridge
Eagleridge Enrichment Program is a program provided free of charge for homeschoolers by the Mesa Public Schools. This enrichment program provides weekly services to approximately 500 homeschooled students from throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. Eagleridge offers a grade-level grouped rotation program on Wednesday or Friday (8:30 to 3:30 either day)

Good Earth Montessori & Gem Charter School
1704 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: (480) 833-2622
Fax: (480) 833-2655
Email: goodearthschool@goodearthmontessori.com
http://www.goodearthmontessori.com
Good Earth Montessori was founded in July 1978 by a few parents who wanted to create an authentic Montessori program in the downtown area of Mesa, Arizona. The primary objective was to perpetuate a warm environment in which to stimulate intellectual growth of their children. The school was expressly designed to be a true "Children's House". In 1994/1995, substantial attendance growth required us to relocate from our original location on Robson to our current facility located at 1704 North Center Street. Through patience and a lot of sweat equity, the main building was remodeled, with a majority of the changes completed by late 1995. During the fall of 1998 and summer of 1999 the school experienced further expansion with the addition of two pre-manufactured buildings to serve as elementary classrooms. Included in this expansion project were additional trees and landscaping, a new underground sprinkler system, a new playground, and new playground equipment.

Imagine Schools Arizona
Nancy Hall, Executive Vice-President
18052 North Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(602) 547-7960
(602) 547-7922 fax Email: Nancy.Hall@imagineschools.com
Monte Lange, Sonoran Desert Regional Director
1843 W. 16th Avenue
Apache Junction, AZ 85220
(480) 355-0502
Email: monte.lange@imagineschools.com
Linda Kiefner, Arizona West Regional Director
18052 North Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(623) 466-5293
Email: Linda.Kiefner@imagineschools.com
Imagine Schools National Headquarters
1005 North Glebe Road, Suite 610
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703.527.2600
Fax: 703.527.0038
http://www.imagineschools.com
http://www.imagineschoolsarizona.com/
Imagine Schools is an organization, comprised mostly of teachers, that operates 52 public charter schools and independent schools in 11 states and the District of Columbia. We serve 25,000 students nationwide. Our mission is to help parents and guardians educate their children by creating learning communities of achievement and hope. Imagine Schools was founded with the goal of restoring vision and purpose to schools and returning parents and guardians to full participation in the education of their children.

Intelli-School High School
Chandler
1727 N Arizona Ave
Suite 5
Chandler, AZ 85225
Phone: (480) 855-5318
Metro Center
3101 W. Peoria Avenue
Suite B-305
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Phone: (602) 564-7220
Glendale
13806 N. 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85306
Phone: (602) 564-7210
Paradise Valley
1107 E. Bell Road
Suite 109-A
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Phone: (602) 564-7280
Email: enrollment@intellischool.org
http://www.intellischool.org
Intelli-School provides a unique and positive learning experience for special education, learning disabled, and at-risk youth (i.e., students with disruptive behavior issues, students who are significantly behind in credits, students previously identified as dropouts, students who are pregnant or parenting, and students who have been adjudicated). Intelli-School Charter High School focuses on the whole student and believes that the educational environment and respectful, character-driven behavior expectations are as important to future success as are strong academics.

Mountain Charter School
311 W. Cattle Drive Trail
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 779-2392
Email: contact@mountaincharterschool.com
http://www.mountaincharterschool.com
Mountain School is a public charter school in Flagstaff, Arizona which covers grades pre-kindergarten through six. It is a school founded by parents, reflecting parents' concerns. When we began in 1980, our aim was to provide our own children with an alternative to the rigidity and to the crowding of public schools. Through the years we have evolved into a school committed to having children gain academic breadth while maintaining their inherent love of learning, a school where learning works in concert with children's senses of integrity and self-esteem. We have a school where children feel good about themselves - and about learning.

Desert Rose Academy
326 West Fort Lowell Road
Tucson, AZ 85705-3816
Phone: (520) 696-0819
http://www.desertroseacademy.com
We offer an education which promotes growth and instills the tools students need to be successful in the 21st century. As a school, we are dedicated to the success of our students in seeing them achieve their goals.

Sedona Charter School
165 Kachina Drive
Sedona, Arizona 86336
Phone: (928) 204-6464
Toll Free: (888) 408-6698
Fax: (928) 204-6486
Email: info@sedonacharterschool.com
http://sedonacharterschool.com
Our Montessori school challenges each child to achieve excellence through an individualized program. We inspire a passion for learning, instill a sense of personal responsibility, and cultivate a respect for the environment and involvement in the community.

Sequoia Choice
1460 S. Horne St.
Mesa, AZ 85204
Phone: 480-461-3222
Fax: 480-649-0747
Email: help@sequoiachoice.org
Sequoia Choice Arizona Distance Learning is a leading provider of accredited online education through state-wide lab locations and home-based options.

Tucson Country Day Charter School
9239 E. Wrightstown Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
Phone: (520) 296-0883
Email: info@tcdcharterschool.com
http://www.tcdcharterschool.com
Tucson Country Day School is dedicated to providing an educational environment where children, regardless of race, nationality or creed, can grow and learn in an atmosphere of respect and understanding. We strive to develop the unique qualities of each child through positive reinforcement, research-based instructional practices, exposure to comprehensive, relevant curriculum, and experiences that inspire each student to view himself or herself as a successful learner.


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