Interested in homeschooling? You can begin homeschooling at any time during the school year in all 50 states. Whether you are interested in homeschooling your kindergartner or will be homeschooling high school, you can rest assured that grown homeschoolers are succeeding in all walks of life. They are going to college and trade schools, are entering the work force, and are leading productive, fulfilling lives.
Families have found that the benefits of homeschooling are many and varied, and a wide variety of homeschooling options from homeschool curriculum to local homeschool programs are available to meet your child's academic needs. If you are looking for California accredited homeschool programs or free California homeschool curriculum, be sure to check out our information on online schooling.
Local homeschoolers are often a helpful resource for understanding homeschool regulations, so getting connected early can help reduce anxiety for new homeschoolers. Online homeschool communities can provide encouragement and crowdsourcing of resources in a virtual environment, and in person communities can provide opportunities through field trips, co-ops, classes, and outings. Whichever type of community you prefer, avoiding isolation is a key to homeschool success.
The above buttons link to many valuable California homeschool groups, resources, and activities to meet social & activity needs: co-ops, homeschool activity groups, sports and arts opportunities, field trips, and more.
California Homeschooling Requirements
As you investigate California home school requirements, be aware that homeschool laws are set by the state rather than the federal government. That means that what homeschoolers in another state need to do to comply with their state's homeschooling requirements may be vastly different from what is required in California.
Your statewide homeschool organization will be the most help in interpreting any homeschool requirements, but there is no substitute for knowing what the state law says. We've gathered links to the relevant information for you below.
California Homeschooling Laws
- Homeschooling 101: Legalities (HomeSchool Association of California)
- Establishing Your Private School (California Homeschool Network)
- California Homeschool Law (Christian Home Educators Association of California)
- Private School Affidavit (California DOE)
- Selected California Education Codes (California DOE)
- Private Schools Frequently Asked Questions (California DOE)
Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided above may or may not be current. Be sure to verify information with your state homeschool organization(s).
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 services like Diploma printing, progress reports, report cards, transcripts, school ID cards and more. Administrator files the annual affidavit and offers assistance over the phone or through email. Administrator is able to help your student transition from a public to a homeschool course of study. The annual fee is per family and not student.
Language Essentials Speech Pathology & Occupational TherapyEast Bay & San Joaquin Valley
Language Essentials is a private speech pathology and occupational therapy practice with clinics in San Ramon, Livermore and Tracy. It works with patients on communication and physical disorders.
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 printing, progress reports, report cards, transcripts, school ID cards and more. Administrator files the annual affidavit and offers assistance over the phone or through email. Administrator is able to help your student transition from a public to a homeschool course of study. The annual fee is per family and not student.
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 years of experience. They mix in a lot of love, and partner with you in crafting a comprehensive program for your child. They provide in-clinic Speech, OT and ABA in their Murrieta location, as well as in-home ABA Therapy throughout San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. They also have our their Psychologist on staff to provide assessments, evaluations and diagnostic services. They accept most commercial insurance as well as IEHP in Riverside, and San Diego Regional Center in San Diego. Hope Comprehensive can partner with Homeschool Families to provide support to them and their child in both the home and community settings. https://instagram.com/hopeccd