Homeschooling in California: Start HereWelcome to the home page for homeschooling in California. If you are searching for information about CA homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.
California Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in California
There are an estimated 235,660 home educated students in California
California requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. The CA government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.
Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. California does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.
To homeschool in California, parents must satisfy a minimum level of education: Parents must be “capable” of teaching. No law defines what this means, and officials are not allowed to exercise discretion.
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California Homeschool Law
California State Standards and Common Core
Common Core Implications
Homeschoolers in California operate as private schools and are already required to file an annual affidavit with the state.
State Subject Requirements
Additional note: The state's requirements are essentially the same across the various legal options.
California Homeschool Key Resources
How to Start Homeschooling in CA
Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups
Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.
Local Common Core Action Groups
Find Homeschool Curriculum
We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.
California Homeschool Conventions and Seminars
Help Homeschooling in CA
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