California Home School Support

The California home school support pages provides you with information about homeschooling laws, state and local support groups, and high school graduation requirements for home school high school students.

Homeschool Laws / State Groups / Local Groups / Graduation Requirements

California Home School Laws

This information is being provide solely as general purpose information and is not intended to be legal advice. Review the California Education Code for exact information or review the legal sections of the State Associations listed below for more clarification.

California allows for homeschooling for ages 6-18 and there are four options for homeschooling:

  1. Parents must file an annual private school affidavitof intent each year between October 1 and 15 and qualify as a private homeschool if the instruction is in English, the instructor is capable of teaching, attendance must be kept, and instruction must be in several branches covered in public school.
  2. Parents can also enroll their child in a PSP, a private school that offers an independent study program (ISP).
  3. Parents can hire a private tutor or tutor your own child if you have a teaching credential
  4. Parents can enroll their child in an independent study program at a public school or charter school and use a public school curriculum. The child would be considered a student of the public school and would need to abide by the rules and policies of the public school

Standardized testing is not required of private schools and is a personal choice for parents.

California Home School State Associations

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California Homeschool Network
2640 S. Myrtle Ave. Unit A-7, Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact: CHN Hostess
Phone: (800) 327-5339
Email: chn_mail@californiahomeschool.net
http://www.californiahomeschool.net


Christian Home Educators Association of California
P.O. Box 2009, Norwalk, CA 90651-2009
Contact: Susan Beatty
Phone: (562) 864-2432
Email: cheainfo@cheaofca.org
http://www.cheaofca.org

Homeschool Association of California (HSC)
P.O. Box 77873, Corona, CA 92877-0128
Phone: (888) HSC-4440
http://www.hsc.org

California Home School Local Groups

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Antelope Valley Homeschooling
Antelope Valley: Palmdale, Lancaster, Littlerock, Acton, Rosamond and surrounding areas
Contact: Wendee or Kate
Email: av_christian_homeschooling-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AV_Christian_Homeschooling/

Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group
Based in Antelope Valley, CA
Contact: Karin
Email: homeschooling@roserock.org
http://www.av.roserock.org

Association of Private Christian Educators
P.O. Box 66, Orangevale, CA 95662
Phone/Fax: (916) 989-8723

Bay Area Young Homeschoolers
San Francisco, CA
Email: paigedriscoll@gmail.com
http://www.meetup.com/BAYhomeschoolers/

California Teen Homeschoolers
Serving California Teens
Email: CaliforniaTeenHomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CaliforniaTeenHomeschoolers/

Christ the King Homeschooling Support Group
Brookside Park, Pasadena
Contact: Angela Lessard
Phone: (818) 345-4595
Email: lessardaf@sbcglobal.net

Christian Home Educators of the Antelope Valley
38628 Desert View Dr, Palmdale, Ca 93551
Contact: Jennifer Southern
Phone: (661) 266-2680
Email: jsouthern93@gmail.com
http://www.cheav.com

Christian Home Educators of the County of Kern (CHECK)
P.O. Box 42101, Bakersfield, CA 93384
Email: info@checkca.org
http://www.checkca.org

Conejo Valley Homeschoolers
Based in Ventura County, CA
Contact: Karen Barth
Email: jadeneye@mac.com
http://www.cvhomeschoolers.org

Considering Homeschooling Ministry - Morningstar Educational Network
P.O. Box 2305, Orange, CA 92859
Contact: Denise Kanter
Phone: (714) 633-8074
Fax: (714) 633-5978
Email: info@consideringhomeschooling.org
http://www.consideringhomeschooling.org

Desert Christian Home Educators Association (DCHEA)
72685 Pitahaya, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 341-4667
Fax: (761) 341-4667

East County Homeschool Group
Based in San Diego, CA
Contact: Chris Conway
Email: christabeth@cox.net
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastCounty_Homeschool/

East San Gabriel Valley Homeschoolers
Based in East San Gabriel Valley (LA County)
Contact: Zandra
Email: zandra@tarazandra.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastSGVHS/

Edwards AFB Homeschoolers
Edwards Air Force Base, CA 93524
Email: eafbhomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eafbhomeschoolers/

Exploring Homeschooling
P.O. Box 5372, Buena Park, CA 90622-5372
Contact: Mbuyi Khuzadi or Mong-Tham Khuzadi
Phone: (714) 686-3353 or (714) 686-3353
Email: info@exploringhomeschooling.com
http://www.exploringhomeschooling.com

Families for Him
Fremont / Milpitas, CA
Email: familiesforhim@aol.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/familiesforhim/

Families United Supporting Each other (FUSE)
Based in Temecula, CA 92592
Contact: Joana Johnson
Phone: (951) 506-2623
Email: joanajohnson@gmail.com

Family Centered Education of Los Angeles (FaCE-LA)
Meets in Glendale, serving Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
Contact: Colleen Paeff
Phone: (323) 664-9408 home
Email: facelainfo@gmail.com

Foothill Area Christian Home Educators (FACHE)
P.O. Box 32, Greenwood, CA 95635
Email: fachemail@yahoo.com
http://www.facheonline.org

Freedom Valley Home Learners
Serving Temeulca, CA and surrounding areas
Contact: Kris Dalton
Email: kbdalton92591@yahoo.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freedomvalleyhomelearners/

Heartland Christian Academy
1480 Santa Ysabel, Los Osos, CA 93402
Contact: Marion Curtis
Email: heartland@heartlandacademy.org
http://www.heartlandacademy.org

Home Educators' Resource Center
P.O. Box 1504, Bakersfield, CA 93302
Contact: Peggy Turner
Phone: (661) 366-9173
http://www.hercbakersfield.org

Homegrown Kids
Based in Albany, CA 94706
Email: info@homegrownkids.org
http://www.homegrownkids.org

Homeschool Garden
Based in Studio City, CA 91604
Contact: Erica Orosco
Phone: (818) 766 2088
Email: erica@homeschoolgarden.org
http://www.homeschoolgarden.org

Homeschoolers of the Central Coast
San Luis Obispo County, CA
Contact: Jen
Email: jenhen16@yahoo.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_the_Central_Coast/

Homeschooling in Central Orange County
Serving Orange County, CA
Contact: Cheryl Ahia
Email: cheryl@ahiafamily.net
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolingCOC/

Homeschooling In SCV - Homeschool Santa Clarita Valley
Based in Santa Clarita Valley, CA 91350
Contact: Vicky
Email: homeschoolinginscv@yahoo.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolingInSCV/

Inland Empire Catholic Homeschoolers
Serving the Inland Empire area, and parts of Orange County and LA County
Contact: Theresa Rugel
Phone: (714) 612-0066
Email: i-e-catholic-homeschoolers@earthlink.net, inlandempirecatholichomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://home.earthlink.net/~i-e-catholic-homeschoolers/

L.A. Christian Families
Serving Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas, including the San Fernando Valley
Email: christianfamilies@gmail.com
http://www.freewebs.com/daughtersofsara/lachristianfamilies.htm

Lake County Christian Home Educators
Serving all of Lake County
Fax: (707) 263-8769
Email: area127@area127.com

Lambpen Homeschool Ministries
P.O. Box 305, Oakdale, CA 95361
Contact: JulieBeth Lamb
Phone: (209) 838-6062 or (209) 838-6062
Email: cowgirl4ever@clearwire.net

Lemoore Homeschoolers' Network
Kings County
Contact: Kimberly Crawmer
Phone: (559) 904-5193
Email: crawmer8@yahoo.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LemooreHomeschoolersNetwork/

Mosaic Christian Academy (MCA)
4430 Granite Drive, Rocklin CA (Greater Sacramento)
Contact: Dr. Dunne
Phone: (916) 632.8600
Email: ldunne@mosaicchristianacademy.org
http://www.mosaicchristianacademy.org

Mostly Homeschooled Girlscout Troop #643
Based in Irvine
Contact: Elizabeth
Phone: (949) 857-6394
Email: mommabear32@earthlink.net

OC Homeschool Events
Serving Orange County, CA
Contact: Susana
Phone: (714) 771-6791
Email: whitefamily6@sbcglobal.net
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OCHomeschoolEvents/

Orange Coast Musical Arts
5652 Harold Place, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Contact: Donn Hallman
Phone: (714) 222-5079
Email: hallmanrfun@verizon.net
http://www.ocm-arts.org

Orange County Exploring Homeschooling
P.O. Box 5372, Buena Park, CA 90622-5372
Contact: Mbuyi Khuzadi or Mong-Tham Khuzadi
Phone: (714) 686-3353 or (714) 686-3353
Email: info@exploringhomeschooling.com
http://www.exploringhomeschooling.com/oc/

Queen of Angels Homeschool Support Group
Serving the Monterey / Salinas area
Contact: Amy Powell
Phone: (831) 424-2877
Email: salschool8@a4isp.com

Rainbow Kids
Orange County
Contact: Vicki Giansante
Email: vickibg@mac.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RainbowKidsHomeschoolers/

Recharge: Amador Christian Homeschool Support Group
108 E. Market Street Ione, CA
Contact: Terry Puc or Ann Kania
Phone: (209) 763-9283 or (209) 274-4995
Email: tkpuc@aol.com

RK SoCal Teens
Orange County
Contact: Vicki Giansante
Email: vickibg@mac.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RKSoCalTeens/

Sacramento Christian Organization of Parent Educators (SCOPE)
P.O. Box 376, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Contact: Ruth
Phone: (916) 646-0401
Email: scopenews@scopehome.org
http://www.scopehome.org

Sacramento Elementary Homeschoolers
Sacramento and surrounding areas
Contact: Angeline
Email: asmith1535@gmail.com
http://www.meetup.com/SacramentoElementaryHomeschoolers/

Sacramento Homeschool Meetup Group
P.O. Box 1498, Galt, CA 95632
Contact: Shellie Collins
Phone: (209) 744-1785
Email: momsteachingathome@yahoo.com
http://homeschool.meetup.com/14/about/

Saints and Angels Catholic Home Educators of the Central Valley (SACHECV)
Serving San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, and Merced Counties
Contact: Suzan Doer
Phone: (209) 669-0777
Email: suzan@saintsandangels.net
http://www.saintsandangels.net

Seeds of Truth Home-School Academy
P.O. Box 790, Suisun City, CA 94585
Contact: Ben Marshall
Phone: (707) 816-7065
Email: tttministries@mail.com

Sierra Nevada Homeschoolers Group
Serving El Dorado and Sacramento County
Contact: Beth
http://homeschool.meetup.com/555/about/

South Orange County Christian hOmeschoolers (SOCCO)
Based in south Orange county
Email: Form / Contact Page
http://www.socco.info

South Orange County Homeschooling Group (SOCHS)
Mission Viejo, RSM, San Clemente, CA areas
Contact: Debi Richtman
Email: mom2meg@kjsl.com
http://www.kjsl.com/~soc-hs/

Spirit Life Co-op
North County Area, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Contact: Maria White
Phone: (805) 239-3601
Email: emjrsaw6@charter.net

TEACH of the California North Coast
5278 North Ridge Rd. Eureka, CA 95503
Contact: Norma McClary
Phone: (707) 442-5188
Email: 1teach1@suddenlink.net
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/1TEACH1/

Teens Empower-ED
San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano
Contact: Janette Loreto or Lin Thomas
Phone: (949) 201-6394 or (949) 240-6589
Email: teensempoweredinfo@gmail.com

Tehachapi Homeschool Co-Op
Based in Tehachapi, CA 93561
Contact: Debra Tangren
Phone: (661) 822-6308
Email: tehachapihomeschoolco_op-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tehachapihomeschoolco_op/

The Learning Collective
Serving Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Glendora, Ontario, Fontana, Riverside,and surrounding area
Contact: Shawna Ginocchio
Phone/Fax: 909 941-1255
Email: housewookie@aol.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tlcconnectionforum/

The Link Homeschool Newspaper
741 Lakefield Rd, Ste J, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Contact: Mary Leppert
Phone: (805) 497-3311
Fax: (805) 497-3368
Email: mary.thelink@verizon.net
http://www.homeschoolnewslink.com

Valley Christian Home Educators
P.O. Box 697, Riverdale, CA 93656
Contact: Mark and Verna Hornbaker
Phone: (559) 867-3800
Email: hsmomto3@pacbell.net

Valley Home Educators
P.O. Box 4016, Modesto, CA 95352-4016
Contact: Leisa Proctor
Phone: (209) 544-6892 Cell (209) 303-3986
Email: leisa@valleyhomeeducators.org
http://www.valleyhomeeducators.org

VC-LIFE Homeschool Network
Serving Ventura County, CA
Contact: Ninette Shorter
Email: vc-life_homeschool_network-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VC-LIFE_Homeschool_Network

West Bay Christian Home Educators
652 Edgemar Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: (650) 359-8905

West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
Contact: Lisa Jackson
Email: lisajackson@arboracademy.com
http://wvhomeschoolers.tripod.com

Woodland Area Christian Home Educators
Serving anyone in or near Yolo County, CA
Email: w-a-c-h-e-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://www.w-a-c-h-e.org

Yuba-Sutter Homeschool Meetup Group
Serving the Yuba-Sutter area and beyond
Email: firefly78@comcast.net
http://homeschool.meetup.com/532/

California Home Schoo High School Graduation Requirements

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Minimum Requirements - must meet or exceed for high school diploma

The California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems require more than the minimums listed above. Visit the California Department of Education Graduation Requirements for information about freshmen admission requirements.


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