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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
California Homeschool Legalities
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.
A 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!
Links to information about homeschool regulations in California
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
California Homeschooling InformationStatewide
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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 servi... [Read more...]
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... [Read more...]