Homeschooling in California: CA Homeschool Laws

Understanding Homeschooling in California Requirements

Knowing the requirements for homeschooling in California is one key to successful homeschooling. That is why we have provided you with specific information on homeschooling in California and helpful links to CA’s Department of Education, homeschool requirements, California homeschool laws, and legal support resources.

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Links for California Homeschool Law

California Department of Education Site

California Homeschool & Private School Site

We will update our records on a yearly basis, but if any new legislation goes into effect for your state, it should be listed here.

California Homeschool Summary

If you are homeschooling within the state of California, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Submit an affidavit to your local superintendent between October 1st and October 15th of each school year. Click here to download the affidavit.
  2. As an alternative to completing the affidavit on your own, you may notify your school district that you are homeschooling through our Private School Program. You may view our Private School Program status here. If you opt for this option, no affidavit is needed. Simply notify your student’s school district in writing that you are now homeschooling through Bridgeway Academy.
  3. Immunization records are required for students in Kindergarten and 7th grade. If you have indicated you are homeschooling through our program, and are in Kindergarten or 7th grade, you will need to provide us with a copy of your updated immunization records. We will need these records by November 1st. 
  4. Take attendance of each student on a daily basis, showing a full day/half day/or absence for school.
  5. Know the required subjects children between 1st and 12th grades must take.

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Homeschool Resources

California HSLDA Reference Site

For additional information, including a downloadable PDF with a detailed analysis of your state’s homeschool laws and legal counsel, be sure to become a member of the HSLDA for a yearly fee.

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