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. You can begin homeschooling younger than age 6 without a problem. You’ll just wait until your child turns 6 to file the affidavit.

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.

FIVE STEPS TO FILING YOUR AFFIDAVIT OF INTENT TO HOMESCHOOL (pdf)