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Homeschooling in California

by Mary Ann Kelley

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 -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

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

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableThe "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!

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.

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. Frequently asked questions and requirements regarding private schools in California.

California Education Code

California Resource Pages

California Homeschooling Information

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in California

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - California

Discussions and Resources for California Homeschoolers

Oak Meadow: Bring Learning Home
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