Parents of homeschooled students ages 6-16 are required to file a notarized Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool with the County School Superintendent within 30 days of starting to homeschool. This is filed one time, not annually.

The affidavit is available for download from the AFHE website AFHE.ORG/AZ-LAW. The affidavit must include the child’s name, date of birth, current address, and name, telephone, and address of parent or legal guardian. AFHE does not recommend providing more information than is required by law. Some counties have their own affidavit that may request information not required by law. Do not file the affidavit for children under age 6 or over the age of 16 as these students fall outside of compulsory attendance age. The County only accept affidavits for homeschooled students ages 6 to 16.

You can begin homeschooling your child who is younger than age 6 without a problem. You’ll just wait until he/she turns 6 to file the affidavit. If you are just beginning the homeschool journey with a child over the age of 16, you do not file an Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool as they are beyond compulsory education age. Feel free to email us at with any questions.

Instructions for filing the Affidavit along with contact information for the County School Superintendents’ offices can be found on the AZ-LAW page.


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