Hi Brenda,

Sorry this response is a bit late - I'm just catching up on reading my
digests for this list.
Your e-mail caught my eye because I live in Arizona, in the Phoenix area.
I have two boys - 14 and 12 - and they've always been homeschooled. We've
unschooled for the past 4 years.

Like some others have said, homeschooling is pretty easy here. You need to
notify the county of your intent to homeschool and that's it. There are LOTS
of homeschooling groups here, both secular and religious. There are also a
few unschooling groups around town. I am the listowner of
Phoenix_Unschoolers and here's your invitation to join if you'd like.
[email protected]
or visit this address on the web:

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

Take Care,


ps- that invite for the Phoenix_Unschoolers list is good for anyone else on
this list, as well! :-)

"Brenda" <lvmydd@...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been reading all your emails for over a year now, I guess. Anyhow, I
> love this group and have gotten such wonderful inspiration from you all.
> My name is Brenda and I have a wonderful dd R who will be 5 next month.
> We will be unschooling, continuing our path of life long learning. I am a
> single mom currently living in So Cal. But, I'm planning to move out of
> the area as I just can no longer afford to live here and unschool. Being
> able to work at home is my priority, so that I can be with my daughter and
> she can continue to learn whatever she desires.
> I am seriously considering moving to Arizona, the Phoenix area. I thought
> I'd ask here first if anyone knows of any unschooling groups in that area,
> or even a good secular homeschooling group would do too. Also, if anyone
> has any idea about the homeschooling laws in AZ? Is it a hs friendly
> place to live?
> Thanks in advance,
> Brenda