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    California Homeschool Laws

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    California has three options for homeschooling. The home-based private school requirements are below.

    Courses taught in public schools; generally language arts, math, science, social studies, health and driver training.

    Instruction must be in English.

    Maintain a list of courses of study.


    An annual private school affidavit must be filed between Oct 1 and Oct 15 of each year. Or as soon as possible after start up.

    Yes, an attendance record is required.

    Instructors must be capable of teaching.

    Maintain a list of instructors with addresses and qualifications.

    Maintain records of immunizations or personal beliefs exemptions.

    California also offers a private school satellite program option and a private tutor option. Each has different requirements, records requirements and qualifications.

    *The information on this page is for general use only. It should not be taken as legal advice. It is believed to be accurate however state and federal laws change every year. Homeschool.net recommends joining an organization such as the Home School Legal Defense Association before your homeschooling adventure begins. HSLDA can provide complete, accurate, legal advice and services for homeschooling families.

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