California Homeschooling Requirements
Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code (which is usually online at your state's official website) for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code—whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups—can be helpful, but may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.
California Homeschool Laws
Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below may or may not be current. Be sure to verify information with your state homeschool organization(s).
- HomeSchool Association of California
- California Homeschool Network Establishing Your Private School
- Legal Information From Christian Home Educators Association of California
- California Homeschool Network Legal Help
- Private School Affidavit
- Selected California Education Codes
- Private Schools Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to know about meeting homeschooling requirements:
Stick to what the law requires. The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!
California Christian Academy, PSSPStatewide
California Christian Academy ia a small Private School Satellite Program (PSSP or PSP) open to ALL Californians. Administrator stores student records, track attendance and provides additional services like Diploma pri...
Fresno Christian Academy, PSSPFresno, San Joaquin Valley
Fresno Christian Academy is a small Private School Satellite Program (PSSP or PSP) and are open to ALL Californians. Administrator stores your records, track attendance and provides additional services like Diploma pr...
Brightwood Education CenterMurrieta/San Diego/Corona
Brightwood Education Center, a Private Education Association (PEA) offers education based on “hands-on” learning with a Montessori foundation. Full-day programs held at Brightwood campus. Dedicated, caring, and traine...
Hope Comprehensive Center for DevelopmentSan Diego, Murrieta, 29 Palms
Hope Comprehensive Center for Development (formerly Hope Speech and Language Therapy) takes a naturalistic and play-based approach to deliver a variety of therapies and services based upon the latest research plus yea...