Support Groups - Pima County

AFHE lists these homeschool groups as a service to Arizona's homeschool community at large.  We do not necessarily have first-hand knowledge of all groups listed nor do we necessarily endorse all groups listed on this site. We have done a level of review to try to ensure that all groups listed on the AFHE website exist to support and promote homeschooling as defined in Arizona Revised Statutes §15-802(G)(2).

Groups are listed below alphabetically by group name. Please contact individual groups for additional information about group size, philosophy, purpose, membership requirements and dues, etc.



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.

TYPE OF GROUP Independent Support Group
AREA Sahuarita, Green Valley, Amado, Rio Rico, South Tucson   
EMPHASIS Christian
FORMAT 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.
CONTACT Janice Gay, 520-648-0814, sg85629@aol.com
WEBSITE By invitation only.
 

CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS OF TUCSON NORTHEAST - CHET NE

A Christian support group comprised of parent-directed homeschooling families in the northeast Tucson area who seek to provide encouragement, fellowship, information, etc. via email and activities led by our parent volunteers. CHET-NE is also a non-profit organization offering a once-a-week co-op called G.L.O.R.I.E. Fine Arts and Academic Exchange.

TYPE OF GROUP Independent Support Group
AREA Tucson and surrounding areas 
EMPHASIS Christian
FORMAT Fine arts and academic co-op classes. Mentoring to homeschool moms and grandparents of homeschooling families as well.
CONTACT Holly Warfield, chetnemembership@gmail.com
WEBSITE www.homeschool-life.com/az/chetne
 

CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS OF TUCSON NORTHWEST - CHET NW

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.
CONTACT Jim and Amie Oetter, chet_nw@yahoo.com
WEBSITE www.homeschool-life.com/az/chetnw
 

CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS OF TUCSON SOUTHEAST - CHET SE

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, moms night out
CONTACT Laura Denker, chetseprez@gmail.com
WEBSITE homeschool-life.com/az/chetse
 

FAITH HOME EDUCATORS

Faith Home Educators is a support group for those families who regularly attend Faith Community Church as well as homeschooling families in the greater Tucson community.

TYPE OF GROUP Independent Support Group
AREA Faith Community Church, Tucson  
EMPHASIS Christian
FORMAT Quarterly parent meetings, weekly PE (Monday mornings), mom's night out, Faith Community Homeschool Co-op, and an event or activity every month.
CONTACT Caroleen Young, 520-575-0094, contact@faithtucson.org
WEBSITE

www.faithtucson.org, www.homeschool-life.com/az/fpt/

 

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

KAIROS SPEECH & DEBATE CLUB

Kairos Speech and Debate Club trains students ages 12-19 to compete in Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate. We operate under the parent organization, Stoa Speech and Debate.

TYPE OF GROUP Homeschool Club/Association
AREA Tucson
EMPHASIS Christian Speech & Debate
FORMAT Kairos is a parent-led, competitive speech and debate club for homeschooled students in Tucson. Includes public speaking training, apologetics, and debate. We compete with students nationally.
CONTACT Sandra Ford, admin@kairosaz.com
WEBSITE www.kairosaz.com
 

NORTHWEST TUCSON HOMESCHOOLERS - NTH

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.
CONTACT Michele, michele@northwesttucsonhomeschoolers.com
WEBSITE northwesttucsonhomeschoolers.com
 

SONORAN DESERT HOMESCHOOLERS - SDH

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
WEBSITE www.tucsonhomeschoolers.org
 

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 We Make History, wemakehistory@aol.com
WEBSITE www.wemakehistory.com