Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Weighs In

We submitted a request with questions after my last post to you all. They called my husband very promptly, excellent customer service. The big question on my mind was can ESA contract families continue to get HSLDA protection. I’m not willing to give that up. The answer is that you can continue to be HSLDA members with ESA contract status. The only thing is they won’t get involved with arguments over what is a qualified purchase. They said, “That’s between you and the state.” So if you buy curriculum and they say, “No, Read More …

Prayers Needed – Opposition to the ESA Law is Underway

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A couple things I want you to pray for: 1) That current homeschooler groups would broaden their definition of homeschooling to include ESA contract homeschoolers. I have heard from several homeschoolers that have been denied community because they have ESA status. Those families likely have special needs children (because up to this time it was military, foster, or special needs). That is so sad to hear. They are homeschoolers just like any of us, the only difference is that they are taking back their tax dollars and using them for Read More …

ESA Passed! Updates and Questions Answered

Since my last post, Governor Ducey has signed the ESA expansion bill (yesterday). It is groundbreaking — the whole country is talking about it. Highlights: Everyone now can apply and participate in ESA But you don’t have to. You do not have to participate if you don’t want to. It doesn’t affect current homeschoolers at all. If you choose to participate you do give up your “legal status” as a homeschooler (you are not supposed to file the affidavit and if you already have you are supposed to revoke it. ESA is a contract with Read More …

ESA Info and Webinar

Hi homeschooling friends,Ever since this new ESA bill passed the house and the senate I’ve been doing a lot of research on what it means and what the legal implications are. In summary there are basically six categories of education in Arizona (public, private, charter, online charter, homeschool, ESA contract students).  So homeschooling is one category and ESA contract students is a completely separate category. All categories have their own laws/requirements. What I don’t get, is why for whatever reason, the Arizona law is written to make ESA it’s own separate category.  I don’t understand why it can’t be one in the same.  Homeschoolers who accept ESA and homeschoolers who do not.   Read More …

How to Start a Business as a Homeschooler

By Jason Kenner of onparent.com Teen Businesses Can Boom If you’re a teenager thinking about starting your first job, you might be intimidated. After all, the only successful people out there are in their 30s and older, right? No! There have been many very successful businesses founded by teenagers, including Dell, Facebook, and Subway. While you might not strive for this type of success, it is possible to create a business now to help you pay for a car or college or to give you a head start in saving for adulthood. Today on Read More …

Fostering Hope: My Motherhood Journey

By Ashlea Anderson In 2014 I was at a routine eye appointment. I did not expect to be diagnosed with an eye disease that required immediate treatment. Within a week, I was in the parking lot of an eye specialist waiting for my appointment to treat my retina. This was already a season of discouragement for me. After seven years of marriage, I longed to be a mother. I began to feel the discouragement that brings hopelessness and that was compounded by the fear of possibly loosing my eyesight. As Read More …

Open House and Tour

Fill out the interest form online and check the box that you are interested in the Open House Our open house will be on Monday, March 14th from 11am-12pm. Lunch is from 12-1pm. You are welcome to stay and eat lunch, bring a sack lunch and water. Children are welcome to come. Everyone will receive a free book! We look forward to meeting you.

The Homeschool Mother’s Progress

By Pauline Abello Last semester we all started a journey together.  The Lord led us to this moment, together, to climb this mountain called HOMESCHOOL.  For many of us, we never thought we would climb this mountain.  It was a surprise to be at the foot of it.  Even looking up at it seemed daunting.  So high…. Others didn’t feel qualified to climb the mountain. And yet here they stand too.  All of us, from all walks of life. The Lord has called us to climb “Homeschool Mountain” together. So Read More …