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California Home School Laws

Complete Homeschool ProgramBelow is brief summary of the home schooling law in California.

Compulsory School Age
“between the ages of 6″ by December 2 and “under 18 years of age”

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Homeschool help for California Homeschoolers

California Legal Home Schooling Options:
Option: 1 Option: 2 Option: 3
Legal Option: Qualify as a private school Use a private tutor Enroll in a private school satellite program, taking “independent study” or using qualified home school programs
Attendance: None 175 days per year, 3 hours per day As prescribed by the program
Subjects: English and must “offer instruction in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools.”  Grades 1-6: English, mathematics, social sciences, science, fine arts, health, physical education.
English and must “offer instruction in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools.”  Grades 1-6: English, mathematics, social sciences, science, fine arts, health, physical education.
As prescribed by the program
Qualifications: Must be “capable of teaching”; instruction must be in English
Teacher certification Must be “capable of teaching”
Notice: File an annual affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction between October 1 and 15 None None
Recordkeeping: Maintain an attendance register None As prescribed by the program
Testing: None None As prescribed by the program
California Legal Home Schooling Options:
Option: 4
Legal Option: Enroll in an independent study program through the public school
Attendance: As prescribed by the program
Subjects: As prescribed by the program
Qualifications: None
Notice: A de facto part of the enrollment process
Recordkeeping: As prescribed by the program
Testing: As prescribed by the program

Additional Home Schooling Information Provided by Home School Legal Defense Association.

© 2012  NOTE: This summary is not intended to be, and does not constitute, the giving of legal advice. Many states have unclear compulsory attendance statutes, and the courts of those states vary in their interpretation of the statutes. Therefore, there is no guarantee any state will accept all of the options for compliance listed under each state. This summary is not intended to be a substitute for individual reliance on privately retained legal counsel such as that provided by Home School Legal Defense Association. Bridgeway’s advisors will talk to you about your homeschool concerns.

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