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Homeschooling in California

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschooling in California

California Homeschool Information

Homeschooling is a great choice for families in California! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for California residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.

Quicklinks for Homeschooling in California

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.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableA quick note about sticking 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!

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

HomeSchool Association of California

The Legality of Homeschooling: Complying with California Law

Establishing Your Private School

From California Homeschool Network

Legal Information From Christian Home Educators Association of California

From Christian Home Educators Association of California.

Legal Help

From California Homeschool Network

Private School Affidavit

From the California Dept. of Education

Selected California Education Codes

From the California Dept. of Education

Private Schools Frequently Asked Questions

In California, families can legally homeschool their children by establishing a private school in their home and complying with the private school requirements of the California Education Code. Fre...

California Resource Pages & Places

California Homeschooling InformationCalifornia Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in California

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – CaliforniaCalifornia Statewide

Discussions and Resources for California Homeschoolers

California Christian Academy, PSSPCalifornia Statewide

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 servi...

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 serv...

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