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

Christian Home Educators Association of California
P.O. Box 2009, Norwalk, CA 90651-2009
Contact: Susan Beatty
Phone: (562) 864-2432

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

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

Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group
Based in Antelope Valley, CA
Contact: Karin

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

Bay Area Young Homeschoolers
San Francisco, CA

California Teen Homeschoolers
Serving California Teens

Christ the King Homeschooling Support Group
Brookside Park, Pasadena
Contact: Angela Lessard
Phone: (818) 345-4595

Christian Home Educators of the Antelope Valley
38628 Desert View Dr, Palmdale, Ca 93551
Contact: Jennifer Southern
Phone: (661) 266-2680

Christian Home Educators of the County of Kern (CHECK)
P.O. Box 42101, Bakersfield, CA 93384

Conejo Valley Homeschoolers
Based in Ventura County, CA
Contact: Karen Barth

Considering Homeschooling Ministry - Morningstar Educational Network
P.O. Box 2305, Orange, CA 92859
Contact: Denise Kanter
Phone: (714) 633-8074
Fax: (714) 633-5978

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

East San Gabriel Valley Homeschoolers
Based in East San Gabriel Valley (LA County)
Contact: Zandra

Edwards AFB Homeschoolers
Edwards Air Force Base, CA 93524

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

Families for Him
Fremont / Milpitas, CA

Families United Supporting Each other (FUSE)
Based in Temecula, CA 92592
Contact: Joana Johnson
Phone: (951) 506-2623

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

Foothill Area Christian Home Educators (FACHE)
P.O. Box 32, Greenwood, CA 95635

Freedom Valley Home Learners
Serving Temeulca, CA and surrounding areas
Contact: Kris Dalton

Heartland Christian Academy
1480 Santa Ysabel, Los Osos, CA 93402
Contact: Marion Curtis

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

Homegrown Kids
Based in Albany, CA 94706

Homeschool Garden
Based in Studio City, CA 91604
Contact: Erica Orosco
Phone: (818) 766 2088

Homeschoolers of the Central Coast
San Luis Obispo County, CA
Contact: Jen

Homeschooling in Central Orange County
Serving Orange County, CA
Contact: Cheryl Ahia

Homeschooling In SCV - Homeschool Santa Clarita Valley
Based in Santa Clarita Valley, CA 91350
Contact: Vicky

Inland Empire Catholic Homeschoolers
Serving the Inland Empire area, and parts of Orange County and LA County
Contact: Theresa Rugel
Phone: (714) 612-0066

L.A. Christian Families
Serving Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas, including the San Fernando Valley

Lake County Christian Home Educators
Serving all of Lake County
Fax: (707) 263-8769

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

Lemoore Homeschoolers' Network
Kings County
Contact: Kimberly Crawmer
Phone: (559) 904-5193

Mosaic Christian Academy (MCA)
4430 Granite Drive, Rocklin CA (Greater Sacramento)
Contact: Dr. Dunne
Phone: (916) 632.8600

Mostly Homeschooled Girlscout Troop #643
Based in Irvine
Contact: Elizabeth
Phone: (949) 857-6394

OC Homeschool Events
Serving Orange County, CA
Contact: Susana
Phone: (714) 771-6791

Orange Coast Musical Arts
5652 Harold Place, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Contact: Donn Hallman
Phone: (714) 222-5079

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

Queen of Angels Homeschool Support Group
Serving the Monterey / Salinas area
Contact: Amy Powell
Phone: (831) 424-2877

Rainbow Kids
Orange County
Contact: Vicki Giansante

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

RK SoCal Teens
Orange County
Contact: Vicki Giansante

Sacramento Christian Organization of Parent Educators (SCOPE)
P.O. Box 376, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Contact: Ruth
Phone: (916) 646-0401

Sacramento Elementary Homeschoolers
Sacramento and surrounding areas
Contact: Angeline

Sacramento Homeschool Meetup Group
P.O. Box 1498, Galt, CA 95632
Contact: Shellie Collins
Phone: (209) 744-1785

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

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

Sierra Nevada Homeschoolers Group
Serving El Dorado and Sacramento County
Contact: Beth

South Orange County Christian hOmeschoolers (SOCCO)
Based in south Orange county
Email: Form / Contact Page

South Orange County Homeschooling Group (SOCHS)
Mission Viejo, RSM, San Clemente, CA areas
Contact: Debi Richtman

Spirit Life Co-op
North County Area, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Contact: Maria White
Phone: (805) 239-3601

TEACH of the California North Coast
5278 North Ridge Rd. Eureka, CA 95503
Contact: Norma McClary
Phone: (707) 442-5188

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

Tehachapi Homeschool Co-Op
Based in Tehachapi, CA 93561
Contact: Debra Tangren
Phone: (661) 822-6308

The Learning Collective
Serving Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Glendora, Ontario, Fontana, Riverside,and surrounding area
Contact: Shawna Ginocchio
Phone/Fax: 909 941-1255

The Link Homeschool Newspaper
741 Lakefield Rd, Ste J, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Contact: Mary Leppert
Phone: (805) 497-3311
Fax: (805) 497-3368

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

Valley Home Educators
P.O. Box 4016, Modesto, CA 95352-4016
Contact: Leisa Proctor
Phone: (209) 544-6892 Cell (209) 303-3986

VC-LIFE Homeschool Network
Serving Ventura County, CA
Contact: Ninette Shorter

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

Woodland Area Christian Home Educators
Serving anyone in or near Yolo County, CA

Yuba-Sutter Homeschool Meetup Group
Serving the Yuba-Sutter area and beyond

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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