Is Home Schooling allowed in California?
Some of the things you will have to do is “create” a school name and register an annual affidavit with the superintendent of Public Instruction, but hurry you only have until the 15th if you want to qualify as a private school! This is the easiest of the options that California offers, they will send you the form to fill out and for the remainder of the year you just keep up with your “attendance.”
Not for everyone. You have to have self discipline. My daughter seems to be doing better with it than when she was in private school. On top of that I am saving $700 per month because i don’t have to pay any tuition fee. I don’t plan on having her graduate that way though as i want her to experience proms and all that.
There are four options under which to homeschool in California, and you will see them when you click on the above link. You are free to pick any of those options; if you choose to homeschool under the private school option, you need only file an annual affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction between October 1st and October 15th.
I hope this is helpful.
California Homeschool Network has an online guide to CA Homeschooling called “Just the Facts”:
The Homeschool Association of California has articles on legal options and more:
Both of these groups also have local county contacts listed on their websites in case you want to speak to a homeschooler near you who can put you in touch with a homeschool support group for park days, field trips, etc.
My son finished the 8th grade in public school with straight F’s and went from that to straight A’s and B’s being home schooled. Online charter schools are considered the same as public schooling. My son graduated an online charter school and now attends University of Dayton ( a private university ) with scholarships.
Home schooling can work for some. The student needs to be self disciplined enough to do the work and care. Generally less work is involved with an online charter school than in a regular public school. You are also able to work at your own pace. k12 will customize your curriculum and make sure you are where you need to be.
This is the school my other children are now attending,
in CA http://www.caliva.org
Depending on where you live they may be a help, if not, there are online charter schools all over.
They will provide you with the computer, printer, supplies and books that you need as well as teachers and academic advisors. This is the same as a public school but ONLINE at home. They will also provide you with teacher to help you by phone and email. They will also help you with any state required testing that needs to be done as well as proficiencies.
If you need anything else feel free to email me
Statistics cited there include
“Recent results from ACT show home-schoolers have scored above the national average for the past 10 years, which helps show that home-schoolers are well-prepared for college.
National Merit Scholarship Program
1.4 million initial entrants are screened per year and about 16,000 students nationwide qualify as semifinalists,
The NMS program has seen a dramatic increase in the number of home-schoolers who place as finalists. Of the 248 home-schoolers among the 2003 semifinalists, 129 of these students advanced to finalist standing, receiving the National Merit Scholarship.
The number of home-schoolers receiving National Merit Scholarships has increased more than 500 percent: from 21 in 1995 to 129 in 2003.
For 2008 there are 237 home-school semifinalists.
The fact that home-schoolers consistently achieve at the highest levels shows that a parent-directed education should be taken seriously by the education establishment.
Parents are capable, and home-schooling has proven itself to be more than a blip on the radar. In fact, home-schooling is showing itself to be an enduring force that has the potential to transform American education.
Continuing success with the NMS program simply is further evidence that parents can teach their own children to the highest level. It also shows that there’s nothing inherently superior to an institutional school.
Parents, using their own resources, and their own time, can achieve impressive results.”
That’s a vague concept.
But MOST programs are ACCREDITED, the question is does California ACCEPT that accredation and a friend of mine who is a teacher in Arizona with a MS degree keeps telling me my old High School (Monroe) LOST their accrediation, hence are they NOT acceptable to CALIFORNIA anymore!
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