New AFHE Board Couple – Michael and Kristina Abbott

AFHE is pleased to welcome Michael and Kristina Abbott to the board of directors. We look forward to serving the Arizona homeschool community alongside them. (October 2020)

What to Expect Your First Time at the AFHE Convention – GCU Edition

You’ve made the decision to attend the AFHE Convention and we are so excited to have you join us! We’ve put together an article to help you know what to expect before you come.

Reflecting on the Lord’s Faithfulness

A year ago, we were forced to announce the cancellation of the 2020 AFHE Convention.  Up until last year, homeschoolers from across Arizona had been able to meet every year for 36 years straight. The convention was a constant for homeschooling families--a regular time...

Election 2020

It’s election season. And, that means we are all bombarded with information. There’s a lot at stake. How do you plan to cast an informed vote?

Free Resources for those Considering Homeschooling

AFHE provides free resources for families considering homeschooling. Find hope instead of an overwhelming uphill battle! Downloads included.

Top Five Benefits of Listening to Audiobooks

Have you considered adding audiobooks to your school day? In this article, audiobook producer Jim Hodges gives five benefits to listening to audiobooks.

Homeschool Diploma Equivalency

2017 was a milestone year for homeschooling in Arizona. HB2389 was one of 342 bills signed into law and gives diploma equivalency to homeschoolers with Arizona state agencies.

AFHE Announces Retirement of Executive Director

After 16 years serving the Arizona homeschool community with AFHE, Nancy Manos to retire July 2020. AFHE’s 37-year history and rich heritage continues.

Legislative Update – HB2536

AFHE supports HB2536, which will ensure that homeschool students who take classes at Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs) or similar schools that offer dual enrollment opportunities receive college credit in the same manner as their non-homeschooled peers.

Arizona Field Trips – Mini Time Machine Museum, Tucson

The Duell family recounts their trip to the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, one of only five US museums with miniature displays.

Defending Homeschool Graduation Credentials

AFHE has been hard at work defending homeschool graduation credentials with Arizona state agencies. Law-abiding, hard-working Arizona homeschool graduates deserve to have their homeschool diplomas and transcripts honored.

Starting a Kids’ Book Club

Have you considered starting a book club for your children? Lisa Varner, homeschool mom, shares her experiences from leading kids’ book clubs to help get you started in hosting your own book club for kids.


As of January 15, 2016 AFHE has reviewed more than 800 bills for this legislative session. We look for anything that directly or indirectly affects the homeschool law and our freedom. Sometimes these bills even come from our friends in the legislature. For example,...

My Homeschool Story – Lydford Family

Sonya Lydford, Chandler, Arizona shares her family’s homeschool story. “Throughout 22 years of marriage, my husband and I have homeschooled our thirteen adopted children. Homeschooling has definitely proved to be a great choice for our family!”

My Homeschool Story – Boehmer Family

Deanna Boehmer from Mesa shares her homeschool story and how homeschooling is the best parenting decision she’s ever made for her son.

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Arizona Field Trips – Rosson House

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Patriot Academy – Crash Course

Join the Schooling From Home Crash Course from Patriot Academy and interact LIVE with not only Rick Green, but also other special guests like Brad Stein, David Barton, George Washington, and more! Free for AFHE Members.