Homeschooling and Unschooling email lists, support groups, Facebook groups, associations, message boards, forums and newsletters for those practicing home education in Arizona (the Grand Canyon State and/or the Copper State), including Ahwatukee Foothills, Amado, Anthem, Apache Junction, Arcadia, Arizona City, Avondale, Black Canyon City, Blythe California, Brenda, Buckeye, Bullhead City, Camp Verde, Casa Grande, Catalina, Cave Creek, Chandler, Circle City, Clarkdale, Cochise County, Congress, Coolidge, Cornville, Cottonwood, Desert Hills, East Mesa, East Valley, Ehrenberg, Eloy, Estrella Mountain, Flagstaff, Fort Mohave, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Gold Canyon, Golden Valley, Goodyear, Graham County, Green Valley, Havasu, Heber, High Desert, Hualapai Hills, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Lakeside, Laveen Village, Linden, Litchfield Park, Marana, Maricopa County, Mesa, Mohave County, Morristown, New River, Nogales, North Scottsdale, Northwest Valley, Oro Valley, Palo Verde, Patagonia, Peoria, Phoenix, Pinal County, Pinetop, Prescott, Quartzsite, Queen Creek, Rio Rico, Sahuarita, Salome, San Tan Valley, Santa Cruz County, Scottsdale, Sedona, Show Low, Snowflake, Sonoita, Sonoran Desert, South Mountain, South Tuscon, Springerville, St. David, St. Johns, Summit View, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Toltec, Tonopah, Tramonto, Tucson, Vail, Valley Vista, Verde Valley, Vernon, West Valley, White Mountains, Wickenburg, Wilcox, Williams, Wittmann, Yarnell, Yuma, and Yuma County.

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The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.
We find comfort among those who agree with us
- growth among those who don't.
~ Frank A. Clark

    Arizona Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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    Apache Junction Home Schoolers (AJhomeschoolers) - We are open to all homeschool families in the Apache Junction, East Mesa, and Gold Canyon area. We hold regular park days and have extra activities for anyone interested. All members are welcome to plan events such as field trips, play dates, park day activities or special clubs for specific interests. We hope to provide support for one another and make lasting friendships while always welcoming new families to our group.

    To subscribe, visit Apache Junction Home Schoolers.

    Arizona Heat Sports (Phoenix area) - We are a Christian homeschool basketball organization. We are dedicated to making disciples while producing quality players and competitive teams.

    For more information, visit Arizona Heat Sports (Phoenix area).

    Arizona Homeschool Hub (Scottsdale area) - The purpose of this group is for homeschooling families to make connections and create lasting relationships for their children.

    For more information, visit Arizona Homeschool Hub (Scottsdale area).

    Arizona Homeschool Theatre Group Facebook Page (Scottsdale area) - Welcome to the Arizona Homeschool Theatre Group! Founded and directed by Andrea Parker-Swenson in 2007, the Arizona Homeschool Theatre Group provides an outlet for homeschool students to explore the art of theatre and develop skills in speaking, self-confidence, and expression. Andrea has over 20 years experience in teaching theatre to all ages and has worked extensively with the homeschooling community for the past 8 years. She has two daughters and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from ASU. Visit our Arizona HomeSchool Theatre Group website.

    For more information, visit Arizona Homeschool Theatre Group (Scottsdale area) Facebook Page.

    Branches Homeschool Community (Phoenix) - A Christian homeschool co-op community that offers academic and enrichment classes, sports activities, and clubs once a week to families in the metro Phoenix area where each parent contributes in some way.

    For more information, visit Branches Homeschool Community (Phoenix).

    Buckeye Home School Connection (BHSConnection) - This is the place where we discuss what's going on in our lives. Where we talk and plan our home schooling adventures together. So, if you currently home school in the Buckeye, AZ or surrounding areas, you may request membership to this group.

    To Subscribe, visit Buckeye Home School Connection.

    C.E.D.E. homeschoolers - Christian Educators Discipling & Equipping (Casa Grande/Pinal County) - We are a new Christian homeschool support group serving homeschoolers in the Casa Grande and surrounding Pinal County areas. C.E.D.E. (pronounced “seed”) stands for Christian Educators Discipling & Equipping. Our vision is towards “planting seeds for future generations”.

    Casa Grande, Coolidge, Arizona City, Eloy, Toltec. Mentoring relationships, biblical support and accountability, email network, speech/rhetoric focus group, educational field trips, curriculum open house, and more.

    For more information, visit C.E.D.E. homeschoolers - Christian Educators Discipling & Equipping (Casa Grande/Pinal County).

    Chevalier Noir Academy - Homeschool Chess Club (East Mesa / Secular) - Weekly homeschool chess club (K-12) for the tournament player involving small group instruction where fundamental rules, tactics, and strategies are stressed along with good sportsmanship. Those interested in competitive play can look forward to an opportunity to progress to the next level, while the recreational player can expect a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer chess classes also available; please call or email for details.

    For more information, email Joan at

    Christ's Family Homeschooler Ministries (North West Valley Phoenix) (CFHM) - Our goal is to develop Christ-centered relationships by providing support, resources, activities, and fellowship opportunities for families who independently educate their children at home. North West Valley - Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale, Surprise, Avondale, Buckeye, and surrounding area.

    Weekly park day, special programs, seasonal events and parties, weekly P.E. class, mentoring program, Mom’s Night, Dad’s Night, Couple’s Night, prayer and care support, family activities and service projects, and more.

    For more information, visit Christ's Family Homeschooler Ministries (CFHM) (North West Valley Phoenix) .

    Christian Home Educators Eclectic and Relaxed (Kingman/Mohave County) (CHEER) - We are Christian homeschoolers with a desire to get together and enjoy each other’s company. We have a relaxed atmosphere. Kingman, Golden Valley, Valle Vista, Mohave County

    Monthly park day, field trips, mom’s coffee, activity days, and monthly member meeting.

    For more information, email Vicki at or Carissa at

    Christian Home Educators of the Blythe Area (CHEBA) - Our purpose is to provide support and encouragement for all homeschoolers by offering group activities that bring us together as homeschoolers. Our key verse is Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. 40 miles radius from Blythe, CA including Ehrenberg, Quartzsite, Brenda, Salome.

    We desire to edify and strengthen relationships for our families and children through sharing current information and resources, as well as engaging in group activities related to home education. CHEBA Loop, group classes, parent workshops, field trips, park days and social activities.

    For more information, email Debbie at

    Christian Home Educators of Sahuarita (CHES) - We are a non-denominational Christian homeschool group dedicated to support, encourage and guide one another through our homeschool experience. Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado, Rio Rico, South Tucson.

    We meet monthly for group meeting and throughout the month for PE, field trips, activities, and learning. Monthly park day and homeschool meeting; monthly field trip or activity for the kids.

    For more information, email Janice at

    Christian Home Educators of Tuscon - NW (CHETNW) - A Christian support group comprised of parent-directed homeschooling families in the northwest Tucson area who seek to provide encouragement, fellowship, information, etc. via email and activities led by our parent volunteers. Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina.

    Community service clubs, PE, game days, teen groups, field trips, various co-ops between member families, and sharing information on curriculum, etc.

    For more information, visit Christian Home Educators of Tuscon - NW (CHETNW).

    Christian Home Educators of Tuscon - South East (CHETSE) - Encouraging Christian families in homeschooling and providing children with wholesome socialization. Tucson, Sahuarita, Vail, Wilcox, St. David.

    Weekly park days, PE, "Sister to Sister" mentoring moms group, field trips, youth group, junior high girls club, junior high boys club, moms night out.

    For more information, visit Christian Home Educators of Tuscon - South East (CHETSE).

    Christian Homeschooling Adventures (Northwest Valley/Phoenix) - Christian Homeschooling Adventures is an interactive, hands-on group where both moms and kids are involved in learning opportunities. We love finding creative ways for our kids to learn while socializing and building friendships. We hope this group will be a solid place of support, fellowship and encouragement as we begin our homeschool journey together. This Non-Denominational Christian group is intended for kids between the ages of 2-7 (younger siblings welcome). Northwest Valley - Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale, Surprise.

    For more information, go to Christian Homeschooling Adventures (Northwest Valley/Phoenix).

    Covenant Homeschool Resource Center (Phoenix) - To encourage and equip families for a successful homeschool journey. Covenant exists as a resource for homeschoolers. We are a local Arizona 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Your donations bless other families, and you can also receive a tax deduction for them. That is a double bonus for you!

    Our on-site bookstore has a variety of popular used curriculum and books, many brands of new curriculums, science supplies, math manipulatives, and surprising extras. We offer classes for home-schooled students and workshops of interest for the whole family.

    We have staff and volunteers who are veteran homeschoolers, ready and willing to answer your questions. Contact us at 602-277-3497 or

    If you are interested in standardized testing, we offer both the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the PSAT. We create photo ID's for both parents and students right here on the premises. Covenant is pleased to be a sponsor of the local chapter of Eta Sigma Alpha, the National Homeschool Honor Society.

    We do not replace the parents as the main educators. We desire to be a resource to help parents in their home-schooling endeavors.

    Visit our Covenant Homeschool Resource Center (Phoenix) Facebook Page.

    For more information, go to Covenant Homeschool Resource Center (Phoenix).

    Crossroads Christian Home Educators of Graham County, AZ (crossroads_home_educators) - Crossroads is a Christ centered Homeschool group serving Graham County, Arizona. We offer encouragement for homeschooling families, information for those interested in homeschooling including how to get started, park days, field trips, an annual spelling bee, science fair and a used curriculum sale.

    To become a member of Crossroads you must agree to our statement of faith. This will be automatically sent to you (via email) upon your request to join the group for you to sign and return to us.

    To Subscribe, visit Crossroads Christian Home Educators of Graham County, AZ.

    Desert Hills Christian Homeschoolers - Supporting parent-led, family-funded, non-public education at home. Providing opportunities for Christian homeschool families to get together for friendship and fellowship. We believe that community outreach and service to God’s people can be an important part of a child’s learning experience. Thus, in addition to other educational activities, we seek to be an effective witness to the local communities in our area through hands-on service projects.

    Serving the areas of New River, Desert Hills, Cave Creek, Black Canyon City, Anthem, Tramonto, and North Phoenix.

    For more information, visit Desert Hills Christian Homeschoolers.

    Divine Mercy Home Educators (West Valley) - Catholic homeschooling families meeting for support. West Valley - Goodyear, Buckeye, Surprise

    For more information, email Kim at

    East Valley Athletes for Christ (EVAC) - EVAC is a competitive sports association of homeschool families dedicated to exemplifying Christ while participating in athletic competition. Ahwatukee, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Tempe.

    For more information, visit East Valley Athletes for Christ.

    East Valley Christian Home Educators (EVCHE) - EVCHE is a Christian home school support group in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. It is designed to function as a CO-OP to support, inform and provide opportunities for Biblical and educational excellence. Members come together to build up the family of God as we form lasting friendships for our children and ourselves.

    For more information, visit East Valley Christian Home Educators (EVCHE).

    East Valley Homes Cool Ages 8-12 yrs. Facebook Page - Our homeschooling group is open to families that have children ages 8-12 yrs. It is both events and academics. Creating a fun atmosphere for them to meet kids their own ages and to learn. We are open to all forms of home educating.

    For more information, visit East Valley Homes Cool Ages 8-12 yrs. Facebook Page.

    East Valley Homeschooled Teens (EVHT) - Inclusive group formed to provide social activities for homeschooled teens and tweens - approximate ages 12-16.

    For more information, email Becky at

    East Valley Homeschoolers Used Book/Curriculum Sale Facebook Page - A site to help sell your gently used/new books or curriculum. Post your pics along with a description and please be sure to delete your sold items.

    For more information, visit East Valley Homeschoolers Used Book/Curriculum Sale Facebook Page.

    Eastside Explorers (Scottsdale/northeast Phoenix) - Since 1989, Eastside Explorers, a Christ-Centered homeschool support group, has offered activities, mentoring and fellowship to homeschooling families in Scottsdale and northeast Phoenix.

    For more information, visit Eastside Explorers (Scottsdale/northeast Phoenix).

    Estrella Mountain Homeschoolers (EstrellaMtnHomeschoolers) - An all-inclusive homeschool group sharing ideas, information, encouragement, and experiences with other families through a variety of educational and relational opportunities.

    We work together to provide great memories by offering many social activities throughout the year including park days, holiday program and parties, talent show, art show, PE classes, grade promotion ceremony, volunteer opportunities, and field trips to name just a few!

    For more information, visit Estrella Mountain Homeschoolers.

    ETA SIGMA ALPHA - OMICRON BETA Chapter (Greater Phoenix Area) - Omicron Beta is a local chapter of Eta Sigma Alpha, a National Honor Society for homeschooled students in grades 7-12. Students who have scored at least 90% on a nationally-normed standardized achievement test, 180 on the PSAT, 1800 on the SAT, or 26 on the ACT may join.

    For more information, visit ETA SIGMA ALPHA - OMICRON BETA Chapter (Greater Phoenix Area).

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens
by Debra Bell
Debra Bell has helped numerous homeschooled students, including four of her own, gain college admission and win substantial scholarships to the schools of their choice.

Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School

by Rebecca Rupp
A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure.
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Homeschool Your Child For Free
More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond

by LauraMaery Goldz
and Joan M. Zielinski
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond.
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For The Children’s Sake
Foundations of Education for Home and School

by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
A book about what education can be--for your child, in your home, and in your school. It is based first on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human--to be a child, a parent, a teacher--and on the Christian meaning of life. At the same time it is deeply practical.

Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum
A Guide to Catholic Home Education

by Laura M. Berquist
Home educator Laura Berquist presents a modern curriculum based on the time-tested philosophy of the classical Trivium—grammar, logic and rhetoric. She has given homeschoolers a valuable tool for putting together a "liberal arts" curriculum that feeds the soul, as well as the intellect.
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The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
by Linda Dobson
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style
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The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

by Linda Dobson
Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs.
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Plan to Be Flexible: Designing A Homeschool Year and Daily Schedule That Works for Your Family
by Sonya Haskins
Is it possible to have rewarding school days in the midst of doctor's appointments, errands, laundry piles and extracurricular activities? Absolutely! Let Plan to Be Flexible show you how.
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Homeschooling The Challenging Child
A Practical Guide

by Christine M. Fields
Often, families will choose homeschooling because they have children who cannot cope or thrive within traditional educational environments due to special physical or emotional needs. Homeschooling the Challenging Child addresses these special education issues, offering potential and current homeschooling families qualified and expert advice.
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Creating a Cooperative Learning Center
An Idea-Book for Homeschooling Families

by Katharine Houk
Creating a Cooperative Learning Center is a practical, realistic, yet inspirational guide for homeschoolers desiring a gathering place designed specifically to enhance the home education experience.

Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families
by Lisa Rivero
For a comprehensive guide to home-based education, that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing curriculum that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth.

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