Thinking About Home Schooling?
Parents and caregivers who choose to home school their children in the state of California have many options. California's compulsory education law (Education Code § 48200) requires each person between 6 and 18 years of age to attend public, full-time day school, and requires their parents or guardians to send them, unless legally exempt.
Parents who homeschool their children do so under one of these exemptions from California's compulsory education law which provide homeschoolers with a variety of alternatives for homeschooling. You can:
If you decide to operate a small private school, you must maintain a copy of the private school affidavit as filed by your school. All private schools are required to file an affidavit each year between October 1 and October 15 (Education Code § 33190). You will also need to maintain:
A word of caution if you are considering enrolling your child in a public school after homeschooling: there is no law requiring that "credits" granted by a parent or caregiver who has been teaching his or her own child be accepted by public or private schools. Both private schools and public schools establish their own policies regarding the evaluation and placement of new enrollees and both have discretion to make their determination based on assessments such as "end-of-course" tests or other methods they deem suitable.