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If you are renewing your Eastside membership, please read #s 1-3 below and following the instructions. (And WELCOME BACK!)
If you are new to Eastside and believe that participation in our support group co-op is a good fit for your family, please do the following before applying for membership:
1. Note that all of Eastside's events (except for some field trips) are held in the northeast valley (Scottsdale and northeast Phoenix),
2. Be prepared to pay your membership fee via Paypal upon completion of your application ($35 through July 31, increasing to $45 on August 1 through May 31), and
3. Be prepared to select at least one volunteer opportunity from the list provided (which includes a selection for brand new homeschoolers or prospective Eastside members that states, "I am new to homeschooling+Eastside.").
In compliance with Arizona law, Eastside Explorers requires that each member family file an "Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool" with the Maricopa County Superintendant of Schools. Click the "Affidavit of Intent" link on the homepage to access the appropriate website.
Because Eastside Explorers submits to Arizona Revised Statutes and the guidelines of our state homeschool organization, Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE), we do not accept membership applications from families enrolled in AZVA, K-12, or other public-school-at-home programs. AFHE's website (www.afhe.org) contains more information about what does and does not constitute homeschooling.
Only one membership is granted per family, subject to Board approval. You will be notified via e-mail when your membership is active.
PLEASE NOTE: On the online application, you will be asked to select the frequency with which you would like to receive emails that are posted on our FORUM (our primary communication method with each member family). If you choose to receive emails IMMEDIATELY, you will receive each forum post individually as it is posted (which allows you to respond more quickly to sign-ups, items for sale in our classifieds section, etc.). If you choose to receive notifications ONCE A DAY, you will receive 24-hour's worth of posts at one time (which reduces the number of emails that you will receive). You are encouraged to make your selections carefully.
If you have questions about membership in Eastside Explorers that are not covered here or otherwise on our website, you are welcome to contact our Membership Team Leader, Wendy Hines, at firstname.lastname@example.org.