Homeschool Groups and Co-ops, Pima County

Please contact individual groups for additional information about their philosophy, purpose, membership requirements, dues, etc. 

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Arizona Homeschool Law at a Glance 

Click on the links below to view the statutes directly from the State of Arizona website.

ARS §15-802 G 2. Homeschool means a nonpublic school conducted primarily by the parent, guardian or other person who has custody of the child or nonpublic instruction provided in the child’s home.

Section 15

    • 15-763. Plan for providing special education; definition
    • 15-745. Children instructed at home testing prohibition; enrolling in a public school after homeschooling
    • 15-802.01. Children instructed at home eligibility to participate in interscholastic activities
    • 15-802. School instruction; exceptions; violations; classification; definitions
    • 15-828. Birth certificate; school records; exception

ALTUS FAMILY LIBER ACADEMY

ALTUS Family Liber Academy is a liberal education commonwealth community in Tucson, Arizona. We are a group of families who share knowledge, resources, and experiences to provide their children with an environment rich in classics, inspiration, and principles. ALTUS is dedicated to supporting families in their pursuit of providing a leadership education to their children. We refer to Thomas Jefferson education frequently, and use its guiding principles in mentoring and homeschooling our children.

TYPE OF GROUP: Homeschool Co-op 

AREA: Tucson – Pima County plus families from Pinal and Cochise counties participate as well.

EMPHASIS: Christian

FORMAT: Parent-led co-op classes Thursdays from 9:15 am to 2:30 pm. Monthly parent meetings, monthly scholar nights for youth 12 and up, and monthly field trips, Semester Membership Fee - $136+

CONTACT: Olivia Votaw, oliviasvotaw@gmail.com

WEBSITE: Altus Family Liber Academy, opens a new window


CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS OF TUCSON NORTHWEST

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.

TYPE OF GROUP: Independent Support Group 

AREA: Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina 

EMPHASIS: Christian 

FORMAT: Community service clubs, PE, game days, teen groups, field trips, various co-ops between member families, and sharing information on curriculum, etc. Annual Membership Fee - $30

CONTACT: Candice Avey, chet_nw@yahoo.com

WEBSITE: Christian Home Educators of Tucson Northwest, opens a new window

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 89621 Tucson, AZ  85752


CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS OF TUCSON SOUTHEAST

Encouraging Christian families in homeschooling and providing children with wholesome socialization.

TYPE OF GROUP: Independent Support Group

AREA: Tucson, Sahuarita, Vail, Wilcox, St. David

EMPHASIS: Christian

FORMAT: Weekly park days, PE, “Sister to Sister” mentoring moms group, field trips, youth group, junior high girls club, junior high boys club, Mom’s night out, Annual Membership Fee - $25

CONTACT: Laura Denker, chetseprez@gmail.com

WEBSITE: Christian Home Educators of Tucson Southeast, opens a new window 

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 18555 Tucson, AZ  85731 

LOCATION: Christ Community Church Oasis Auditorium, 7801 E. Kenyon Dr. Tucson, AZ  85710


FAITH HOMESCHOOL COMMUNITY CO-OP

A Christian Homeschool co-op supporting families in the northwest area of Tucson comprised of parent volunteers

TYPE OF GROUP: Homeschool Co-op

AREA: Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, and surrounding areas

EMPHASIS: Christian

FORMAT: We are a weekly co-op that meets for 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring.  We also offer other support through field trips, park days, and Mom’s night out, Annual Membership Fee - $70

CONTACT Caroleen Young or Mara Gieseke, faithhomeschoolcoop@gmail.com

WEBSITE: Faith Homeschool Co-op, opens a new window

ADDRESS: 2551 w. Orange Grove Rd. Tucson, AZ 85741


HOLY FAMILY HOME EDUCATORS

A gathering of Catholic families assisting each other in training and teaching our children at home to animate them with love for God and others. Our model is the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

TYPE OF GROUP: Independent Support Group

AREA: Tucson and surrounding area

EMPHASIS: Catholic 

FORMAT: Co-op classes for grades 3-12, field trips, PE, teen activities, fine arts performances, celebrations of the liturgical year, Mom’s Night Out, annual curriculum seminar, and preschool play group. Annual Membership Fee - $30            

CONTACT: Shannon Federoff, 520-762-0469, info@hfhetucson.org

WEBSITE: Holy Family Educators of Southern Arizona , opens a new window 


NORTHWEST TUCSON HOMESCHOOLERS

NTH is an independent, inclusive support group providing encouragement and community for those pursuing or considering home education/homeschooling for their children.

TYPE OF GROUP: Independent Support Group

AREA: Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Catalina, surrounding areas

EMPHASIS: Secular

FORMAT: Year-round activities including PE, field games, co-op classes, clubs, field trips, and 4-H, Annual Membership Fee - $10

CONTACT: Michele, michele@northwesttucsonhomeschoolers.com

WEBSITE: Northwest Tucson Homeschoolers on Facebook , opens a new window 


SONORAN DESERT HOMESCHOOLERS

SDH provides social and creative outlets for homeschooling families. SDH is not devoted to any homeschooling approach, political platform, religious outlook or philosophical ideal, and it supports all families in the area of home education, regardless of their personal lifestyles or educational choices

TYPE OF GROUP: Independent Support Group

AREA: Tucson, Southern Arizona

EMPHASIS: Secular         

FORMAT: Newcomer packets, monthly newsletter, annual group event like a medieval festival.

CONTACT: Deborah Gubernick, 520-791-9942, sdhtucson@yahoo.com


SOUTHWEST TUCSON HOMESCHOOLERS

Providing a support network for homeschooling families in and around the area of Southwest Tucson.

TYPE OF GROUP: Independent Support Group

AREA: Southwest Tucson, Valencia West, Three Points, and Sahuarita

EMPHASIS: Eclectic

FORMAT: Homeschool support, field trips, mom’s nights, park days, evening meetings, etc.

CONTACT: swtucsonhomeschoolers@yahoo.com

WEBSITE: Southwest Tucson Homeschoolers, opens a new window (Private Facebook group by invitation only.) 


Other Pima County Homeschool Resources

WE MAKE HISTORY

We Make History is an educational enterprise devoted to bringing history and the arts to life in the context of a creative, inspirational, family-friendly environment. As homeschoolers ourselves, our primary focus is serving the homeschool community.

TYPE OF GROUP: Homeschool Club or Association

AREA: Statewide – Events held in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Queen Creek, Anthem, Litchfield Park, Prescott, Flagstaff, Tucson, and more. 

EMPHASIS: Christian

FORMAT: Historic Balls, Portrayals, Reenactments, Socials, Educational Workshops, and more. We also organize the American Heritage Festival and an annual Arizona State Homeschool Picnic and Park Day. Numerous historic balls per year, plus socials, picnics, workshops, and demonstrations. Several thousand homeschoolers are involved in the course of a typical year.

CONTACT: wemakehistory@aol.com  

WEBSITE: We Make History: Where history and the arts meet, opens a new window 


QUEST FOR EDUCATION AND ARTS

Quest for Education and Arts is a 501c3 education forward non-profit ministry where industry leaders bring hands on experiences to curious learners in a Christ-centered environment. We are dedicated to providing freedom in education to students in Southern Arizona.

TYPE OF GROUP: Homeschool Club or Association

AREA: Tucson, Southern Arizona

EMPHASIS: Christian

FORMAT: Quest offers families innovative, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) instruction in a flexible and fun atmosphere.

CONTACT: (520) 818-8064, office@questforeducationandarts.com

WEBSITE: Quest for Education and Arts, opens a new window

ADDRESS: 7570 N. Paseo del Norte


ARIZONA FAMILIES FOR HOME EDUCATION

Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) is the statewide organization that has been serving the needs and protecting the rights of Arizona’s homeschooling families since 1983. AFHE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational, religious, and charitable corporation run by a Christian board of directors.

TYPE OF GROUP: Homeschool Advocacy Group

AREA: Statewide

EMPHASIS: Christian

FORMAT: AFHE exists to inspire parents to home educate their children; promote parent-directed home-based education; preserve the freedom to homeschool; and support parents who choose a home-based education option for their children. Annual Membership Fee - $35

CONTACT: (602) 235-2673, homeschool@afhe.org

WEBSITE: Arizona Families for Home Education, opens a new window

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2035 Chandler, AZ  85244-2035


HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION (HSLDA)

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. 

TYPE OF GROUP: Homeschool Advocacy Group

AREA: National

EMPHASIS: Christian

FORMAT: HSLDA is a non-profit advocacy organization that makes homeschooling possible by protecting homeschooling families and equipping them to provide the best educational experience for their children. Annual Membership Fee - $130

CONTACT: (540) 338-5600

WEBSITE: HSLDA.org, opens a new window

ADDRESS: P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134


This list was created in August 2020.


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