“The most powerful lessons occur where studies intersect with real life.” ~Oliver DeMille
AZ Standards [this site is gone but you can still access the old pages that have been stored on the Internet Archive]
AZ Standards is an information and action group that wants to improve education by ridding schools of the misuse and abuse of standardized tests by supporting the use of meaningful, reliable and descriptive alternatives. Their aim is to get rid of test-driven education, change people’s views of accountability, emphasize curriculum substance rather than test-prep in the classroom, influence state lawmakers to allow districts to create more appropriate alternatives to measuring learning and academic success, and stop the use of high-stakes tests as a requirement for graduation. An intelligent, informative site with news, articles, quotes, reading lists, research, related web links, and ideas for alternatives. (For example, to graduate from Sedona Red Rock High School, each senior must successfully complete one exhibition.)
Civil Air Patrol – Arizona Wing
Civil Air Patrol, the official volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 26,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. Its members play a leading role in aerospace education, search and rescue, disaster relief, and homeland security. You can join CAP as a cadet if you are at least 12 years old and before your 19th birthday. Cadets can stay in the program until they turn 21 as long as they have not entered active duty and are enrolled in a school. Senior Members must be at least 18 years old. There is no maximum age limit. For more information on Civil Air Patrol, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com
Covenant Home School Resource Center
1117 E. Devonshire Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Providing the following tests at our location: PSAT in October, Stanford in March, and IOWA in March, June, August. We also set up IOWA tests by appointment in other areas of Maricopa County. We are BJU certified administrators for both IOWA and Stanford tests.
Kids Voting Arizona
Kids Voting Arizona
617 N. Second Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85003
Kids Voting provides homeschool parents with access to online voter education curriculum and a new online early voting option for students called the Election Connection. Kids Voting is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-driven program founded in Arizona in 1988.
USAF Admissions Liaison Office to the Air Force Academy
Major Dan Cotton is the Arizona “HOME SCHOOLED” USAF Academy ALO. He homeschools his own children and is an excellent contact for all homeschooled cadets and their parents. Find his contact info here. There is a six-page handout called “Key Steps to get from High School to the Air Force Academy/AFROTC,” with a cover letter from an Air Force Academy(AFA)/Admissions Liaison Officer(ALO), explaining how you can get into the Air Force Academy/ AFROTC – or the school of your choice. You can download a copy of the two-page cover letter with the six-page “Key Steps” here.
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Their website is a great resource for information and lesson plans about animals; the environment and natural resources; home and family; consumer education and investing; food, nutrition, and health; plants, gardening, and agriculture.