Homeschool Hub…Closing Down

For several months, I’ve been unable to keep the Homeschool Hub updated. I’ve also noticed that for the past several years, most homeschool families reach out to each other through public and private homeschool groups. So I’m going to stop adding content to the Homeschool Hub. In time, I will close the site down. For now, I’ll keep the site up because some of the information here is still current and relevant. In the meantime, if you’re new to the area and you want to connect with other homeschoolers, feel free to email me at and I will connect you with the main FB group.

The safest way I can post freely online another way for you to connect with homeschoolers is to join the Homeschool gymnastics class at Arizona Dreams Gymnastics and start getting to know other parents and kids. Ask around, and you’ll find out what this area has to offer. There is a rich homeschooling community, so as you find a homeschooling friend, you’ll also likely find access to one of the great homeschooling groups around here.


Driving Test Resources for Arizona

My name is Tim from DMV Written Test.

We have created free sample written tests that many parents find useful when their children are ready to start studying for their driver’s license.

You can see them here:

There are actually tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL licenses.

Timothy Backes

+1 954-289-9916

5th & 6th Grade Book Clubs @ Prescott Public Library

The Prescott Public Library is hosting a couple of book clubs this school year for 5th and 6th graders. 

“Registered participants will be given their own personal copies of books under discussion. The books, as well as snacks and other materials, are funded through the Friends of Prescott Public Library, an organization of volunteers. Both book clubs will begin meeting in September.

“The Newbery Book Club, centering on titles that have earned the highest literary distinction, will be meeting every fourth Tuesday at 4 p.m.

“I am excited about the Newbery books that we will be discussing this year. Many of them are older books, which I have found to deliver worthwhile morals in a clear, direct manner. Some of these books include insights into the ways of life of homeless persons; the development of strong character, summoned to make good choices and to defend others with disadvantages.

“Others of the books share stories that promote understanding of our country’s recent history, including the experiences of African Americans before and during Civil Rights movements.

“The specific book titles can be previewed here: Newbery Book Club.

“The second book club for this age group, the Graphic Noves Club, will meet every second Tuesday at 4 p.m. Graphic novels have come into their own as a legitimate literary format in our increasingly visual world. The assortment of titles for this group runs the gamut from funny (The Last Kids on Earth) to sensitive (Awkward), and from thought-provoking (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) to eye-opening (Drowned City). The lineup for this club can be previewed here: Graphic Novels Club.

“To register, please call the library’s Youth Services desk at 928-777-1537; stop by the Youth Services desk; or sign up online by going to the library’s events calendar and clicking on the name of the book club that you are interested in. The calendar is accessible from the library’s web site (

“Thank you so much for considering my request.

Best regards,

Steve Ryan

Youth Services Librarian”


Children’s summer Art Workshops 2015 


July 6-9, $80

Time: 10am-2pm

Or $25 per class

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Ages 5-11

Taught by: Josephine Archer   (M.F.A. in Art) 

These workshops will consist of creative hands on projects such as ceramics, Adobe ART, and Watercolor painting. All materials will be included with the exception of paintbrushes. Paintbrush multi-packs are about $5.oo 

Questions please call352-262-7963 or e-mail  

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Individual or Group Homeschool Classes

Information shared by Victoria Van Ness:

As a parent you have an enormous responsibility, filled with baths, meals, cleaning, changing, possibly a career outside of the home, and as a homeschooling parent you can tack on educating. Have you ever considered supplementing your child’s education with some specialized classes in Spanish, Sign Language, American History, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Reading Comprehension or even Writing?

Hi my name is Victoria Van Ness. As a former public school teacher of seven (7) years with a Doctorate in Education, a published writer, and a stay at home mom, I understand the struggles of providing a quality, all-encompassing education while still maintaining your own sanity. I also understand the demands placed on you, so I would like to offer my expertise to you, in the form of a few specialized classes. I will be teaching a variety of classes (based on demand) over the summer (and next school year) and would love to include your children.

To say that I love teaching would be a serious understatement. Teaching is my passion. So it is with great enthusiasm that I will be offering classes in my home (in old Granville, Prescott Valley).

Over the summer I will be teaching Spanish, Sign Language and any other subjects that parents might be interested in for their children. This is me reaching out to find out what is needed in the area. So if you are interested in getting some help with your child’s education, or you just need a break, please contact me to discuss this opportunity. You can easily reach me through my email at or on my cell phone at (281)779-6520 (and I get text messages). I can’t wait to hear from you!

I am also looking into being trained in Classical Conversation for those that might be interested in that.

Law and Order Exhibit Kick Off Event

The Sharlot Hall Museum will soon have a new exhibit about Law and Order.

On March 28 at 10 a.m. the Law and Order exhibit opens. It’s about the 150 year history of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday, March 28, from 1-3, children will be able to:

  • sit in a patrol car
  • visit with the dressed-up cartoon guy, Deputy Do-Right
  • be finger-printed by volunteers

Children under 12 are free, but adults will pay the $7 admission.

Mary Melcher at Sharlot Hall says, “We think kids will enjoy these activities and hopefully some of the homeschooling families will be interested.”

Job Opportunity for Youth/Young Adults 16+

Prescott Pines Camp asked me to share this job opportunity with homeschoolers. Check it out!

Located in the Groom Creek area, Prescott Pines Camp is a year round, non-profit organization. We are a Christian camp and our mission is to serve the people and churches of the Southwest with excellence by creatively shaping a camp setting that fosters learning and challenges individuals to make life-changing decisions.
We do all age church retreats, Outdoor Education programs for schools, family reunions etc…

Looking for a few dependable part time kitchen workers
Must be able to start immediately
Must be specifically available “WEEKDAYS” – Usually 7AM – 2 PM
Up to 19 hours a week
Pay is minimum wage
Must have reliable transportation
Must be at least 16 years of age
Needs to work well with others
Listen and follow instruction

We are looking for a few kitchen workers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty!
Whether it’s prepping the food for the line, washing the dishes, cleaning up after a group has left or a number of other odd jobs, we need people who will have a good attitude and example Christ in their actions.
Most days we serve 3 meals so availability is key.

Applications are required so fill it out here:

or feel free to stop by and pick one up!

Prescott Pines Camp
855 E Schoolhouse Gulch Rd
Prescott, AZ 86303

Guest Service Coordinator

Prescott Pines Camp

Phone: 928-445-5225

Fax: 928-442-3199