Homeschooling in California

SUPPORT GROUPS
Adventist Home Educator
Email: judyshewmake@internet49.com
http://www.adventisthomeducator.org
It is the prayer and purpose of The Adventist Home Educator that all who need information, encouragement and support for Adventist home education will find it through the ministry of AHE. Consider AHE to be the support group that you can't find anywhere else ~ SDA parents in Christ sharing with each other in an understanding that only a few have.

Association of Christian Home Educators of Ventura County (ACHEV)
Email: achev@cablerocket.com
http://www.achev.org
We have gathered together to support and encourage those who desire to educate their children at home. We have purposed that this organization and all its activities and publications will be consistently and forthrightly Christian, to the honor and glory of our Lord God.

California Homeschool Association
Email: chnmail@californiahomeschool.net
http://www.californiahomeschool.net
A statewide grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the fundamental right of parents to educate their children.

Christian Family Schools of San Diego
Email: info@CFS-SanDiego.org
http://www.cfssd.org
Christian Family Schools of San Diego is made up of individual home-educating families, most of whom meet in CFS associated groups identified by the community in which they reside. CFS is located in San Diego County and is one of the top 25 largest home school organizations in the nation.

Christian Home Educators Association of California
Email: cheaofca@aol.com
http://www.cheaofca.org
A non-profit ministry established in 1982 to provide information, support, and training to the home education community throughout the state.

Conejo Valley Homeschoolers
http://www.cvhomeschoolers.org
A secular homeschool support group based in Ventura County, California. We are accepting of all home school styles and religious faiths.

Culver Westchester Homeschool Network
Email: jpoy@attbi.com
http://www.geocities.com/djjhp/CWHNmain.htm
We are a network of homeschooling families centered in Culver City, Westchester, Playa del Rey and nearby areas of Los Angeles. We were founded in the fall of 2000 by five mothers who wanted to meet and connect with other homeschoolers in the area. Our goal today remains the same as then: to provide a forum within which homeschooling families can connect with other homeschooling families, we can come together to share support and resources, and we can access as a group resources and experiences that we could not access as individuals or separate families.

Desert Home Educators Association
Email: DHEA_INFO@yahoo.com
http://www.angelfire.com/ak5/dhea_info
A support group located at Edwards Air Force Base. Our mission is to provide support, encouragement, information, and organized group activities for all member home-educating families.

Home Educators' Resource Center - Bakersfield
Email: HS411@hotmail.com
http://hercbakersfield.org/
A resource center dedicated to assisting parents who are homeschooling their own children. HERC tutors offer classes in areas of specialty, and are available as independent contractors. Parents may hire these tutors to assist them in teaching various subjects. HERC offers a variety of clubs and groups, providing opportunities for service or enrichment. Attendance at these is open to everyone, and is generally free (some clubs may have specific requirements for membership).

Homelearners Physical Education & Nutrition (Hpen)
Email: drinkwatereverydayannar@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.ws/hpen01/
An inclusive group of home school families in the Rancho Cucamonga area who learn all about strength, flexibility, endurance, team sports, nutrition, motor skills development and much more.

Homeschool Association of California
Email: info@hsc.org
http://www.hsc.org
The HomeSchool Association of California:
*Honors the diversity of homeschoolers
*Supports and promotes the entire spectrum of homeschooling
*Provides information
*Monitors and influences legislation
*Offers opportunities for families to get together
*Empowers families to make the choices that respect the rights, needs, and aspirations of their children
HSC welcomes anyone with an interest in homeschooling.

Homeschooling in Orange County, CA
Email: heather@pgafinancial.com
http://www.ochomeschooling.com
Homeschooling resources website for the Orange County area.

Homeschooling Park Hoppers
Email: Info@ParkHoppers.org
http://www.parkhoppers.org
We are an all inclusive homeschooling park day group that meets weekly in parks located throughout Santa Clara County, CA.

Inland Empire Catholic Homeschoolers
Email: I-E-Catholic-Homeschoolers@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~i-e-catholic-homeschoolers
We are a Catholic Homeschooling Support Group in the Inland Empire area in California. We serve Corona, Norco, Ontario, Guasti, Chino, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Fontana, Upland, San Bernardino, and the surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Claremont, Pomona, Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet, and Orange County.

LDS Homeschooling in California
Email: webmaster@ldshomeschoolinginca.org
http://ldshomeschoolinginca.org
The LDS Homeschooling in California Website was created to help Latter-day Saint homeschoolers who live in California to find each other, but has developed into a resource for homeschoolers everywhere.

Liahona Homeschool Support Group
Email: benjaminp@acm.org
http://ochomeschooling.com/liahona
The Liahona Homeschool Support Group was started in 1988 to provide an organized opportunity for Latter-day Saint homeschooling families in Orange County, California to meet together. Since that time, we have continued to meet every Wednesday for field trips, park days, and other activities.

Little Scholars of Alameda County
Email: littlescholarsinfo@gmail.com
http://www.meetup.com/little-scholars
We are a group for younger kids (Pre-K through middle school) located in the SF East Bay. We meet for field trips, craft activities, park days, social activities, a book club, mom's night out and other member initiated events.

Local Homeschool Support Group Database
Email: AMHall@LocalHS.com
http://localhs.com
Local homeschool support groups are geographically listed and searchable. This directory auto-populates (upon approval), thus it is updated continuously to provide the most current results. New groups are added on a daily basis, so check back often.

Reliable Answers - Homeschooling Information
Email: AMHall@ReliableAnswers.com
http://reliableanswers.com/hs/
Basic homeschooling information on how to get started on your homeschool journey. Links to legal information.

Riverside Area Home Learners
Email: info@rahl.org
http://rahl.org
A group of families who actively support alternate learning situations and who believe that everyone, young and old, should be treated with dignity and respect.

Sacramento Council of Parent Educators (SCOPE)
Email: scopenews@scopenews.org
http://www.scopehome.org
A non-profit Christian organization established in 1984.  We exist to provide information, support, encouragement and training to Christian, private, independent home educators in the greater Sacramento area.

Sacramento Homeschool Meetup Group
http://homeschool.meetup.com/14/
Sacramento Homeschool Meetup Group is a support group for Christian homeschooling mothers and their children. We meet up for Field Trips, Crafts, Park Days, Skating, Bowling, and more! FREE MEMBERSHIP! Sponsored by Gateway to Knowledge.

Sacramento Unschooling Network, SUN
Email: sunetwork-owner@yahoogroups.com
http://thesunetwork.com/
SUN's purpose is to provide a way for unschoolers in the Sacramento area to find and meet each other, share information, support and inspiration about unschooling and to serve as a forum for announcing area events and activities of potential interest. To accomplish this, SUN includes the following: * web site * an e-mail list through which discussion, articles and public activities are posted * an informational data base of all members for networking purposes * a monthly park day where members can meet each other to form potential friendships * a lending library

San Francisco Homeschoolers
Email: info@sfhomeschoolers.org
http://www.sfhomeschoolers.org
An inclusive group of homeschooling families in San Francisco. We meet for weekly park days and other events.

SDP HomeScholars of Southern California
Email: sdphomescholar@yahoo.com
http://sdphomescholar.tripod.com
This is a Secular, Diverse and Progressive Homeschool Support group in Southern California. Here, you will find all types of personalities, cultures, lifestyles and homeschool methods.

Sonoma County Homeschoolers Nonprofit
Email: schn.information@gmail.com
http://www.schnonprofit.org/
An inclusive, nonprofit organization that provides support to families who educate their children at home. Our goal is to develop a network between families and provide them with resources to homeschool.

South Bay Homeschool Network
http://www.sbhn.50megs.com
A support group for families who are homeschooling their children in or around the South Bay area of Los Angeles.

The Tri-Valley Explorers
Email: sturnercon@astound.net
http://www.trivalleyexplorers.com
A member run, all-inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the Tri-Valley Area of California. We welcome all homeschoolers from Livermore to Concord and beyond to join us.

T.O.R.C.H. (Traditions of Roman Catholic Homes) of the East Bay
Email: beth@hockel.com
Email: lilypad@jps.net
http://www.home-ed.net/torch
A support group for Catholic homeschoolers in the East Bay, near San Francisco, California. Our members live all over the Diocese of Oakland and beyond.

Valley Home Educators
Email: information@valleyhomeeducators.org
http://www.valleyhomeeducators.org
An alliance of parents in the Central Valley who educate their families at home and have a desire to:
*Provide a practical, usable service to the local homeschool community.
*Provide an easily accessible avenue for examination of curricula and related items of interest.
*Provide informative speakers on a broad spectrum of homeschooling issues and related areas of home life.
*And ultimately, edify the body of Christ!

Welcome Homeschoolers
Email: info@welcomehomeschoolers.org
http://www.welcomehomeschoolers.org/
Welcome Homeschoolers is a support group for homeschooling families in and around San Mateo County. Our purpose is to offer support, information and encouragement to homeschoolers and those interested in homeschooling.

Woodland Area Christian Home Educators (WACHE)
http://wachewdld.wordpress.com/
A support group for Christian home educators in Woodland, CA and surrounding areas.


EMAIL LISTS
Bakersfield Home Learners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BakersfieldHomeLearners
The homeschoolers on this list should be from the Bakersfield, CA area. We do learning theme days, park days, parties, fieldtrips and library days together. Most events will be week-day mornings or early afternoons so we minimize conflict with daily lessons or 'afterschool' activities.

California Christian Homeschooling List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CA-ChristianHmschool
This California Christian homeschooling list is available for homeschoolers throughout the state to share their homeschool activities, prayer requests, advice, concerns, discussions, encouragement, experiences, ideas, information, links, resources, suggestions, support, etc.

California Education Forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/California_Education_Forum
California Parents for Educational Choice (CPEC) sponsors this open exchange of ideas for parents, teachers, students and administrators who wish to discuss or debate educational choice. We welcome all points of view from those who wish to discuss such exciting topics as vouchers, home-schooling, curricular reform, Charters, tax breaks, homeschooling, union reform, taxes for education, de-regulation, politics, etc.

California Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Californiahomeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home schooling or are thinking of homeschooling in California. Kids and Parents alike! Here you can exchange ideas! support each other! give links for school stuff! just talk including, scripture, God, church, parents, kids, home cleaning, lessons and curriculum, on-line courses, and web sites.

California Homeschool Announcement List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CaliforniaHS-announcements
CHN's announcement list is for California homeschoolers who want to receive homeschooling announcements, alerts, and other important homeschooling information, without discussion, debate, or chatting.

California Homeschool Calendar
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CaliforniaHS-Calendar
CA FIELD TRIPS, MUSEUM DAYS, CAMPOUTS, HOMESCHOOLING SEMINARS, and other FUN! This list gives free information about events throughout the state that may be of interest to California homeschoolers. It is sponsored by California Homeschool Network, a non-profit organization for all who are interested in homeschooling in CA. Use the list to learn about field trips, cooperative classes, and homeschooling events taking place in your community and throughout California. Information about homeschool days at museums, and theme parks, etc., is welcome. Support groups are encouraged to post information about events they sponsor that are open to the general homeschool community, including park days and their annual regional curriculum sales.

California Homeschool Leaders
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CaliforniaHS-leaders
California Homeschool Network invites local support group leaders throughout California to join together in a statewide e-mail list. We will be networking together on legal and legislative issues that might impact all California homeschoolers. Regardless of whether or not we also belong to one of the state groups, let's get to know each other and be ready and united in a very grassroots way!

California Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CaliforniaHS
California Homeschool Network (CHN) is a non-profit statewide organization that is trusted throughout California. CHN members represent every style of parenting, every style of homeschooling, and we have a world of respect for the different beliefs and values we each hold. We invite you to join this list to obtain homeschooling information and to meet other homeschoolers.

California Virtual Academy (CAVA) & K12 Homeschoolers Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CAVA-K12
This group is for anyone using or thinking of using K12, Dr. William Bennett's online curriculum, in California, either with any of the the Virtual Academies (CAVA)or privately. Actually, even if you don't live in CA you are welcome!

Family Centered Education of Los Angeles
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FaCE-LA
This list serves as a supplement for the FaCE-LA newsletter. We will use this list for announcements, alerts and maybe the occasional joke. No chain letters allowed. Discussion is discouraged. (We have a separate list for that.)

Fresno And Madera (FAM) Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fresnoandmaderahomeschoolers
Fresno and Madera (FAM) Homeschoolers is a group of homeschooling families from Fresno and Madera counties in Central California. Our purpose is to offer support to local homeschoolers, and provide group activities and discussion. Our group is open to all homeschoolers, regardless of method or other affiliations.

Hayward Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HaywardHSers
Homeschoolers of all varieties in the Hayward, California area: Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, San Leandro. Drive less, play more! Park day weekly - Wednesdays at 1pm - bring lunch! Children cover all ages from infants to 15yrs - there's a friend for everyone.

HEART for Christ Schools Homeschool Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HEARTforChristSchools
We are a support group for homeschooling families in the San Mateo County and surrounding areas in Northern California. The purpose of HEART for Christ Schools is to support and encourage families in their homeschooling choices.

Home4Kids
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Home4Kids
Home4kids is an inclusive group of homeschoolers from the West San Gabriel Valley (California) and its surrounding area. It meets on Tuesdays for crafts and recreation at 1pm. We also share homeschooling ideas, field trips, information and support. By meeting regularly, we create a stable group of playmates for our children to spend their down time with, in a simple and relaxed enviornment.

Homefires Journal
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomefiresJournal
Our friendly community provides free curriculum ideas, activities, resources, humor, support and discussion in a forum that welcomes and respects you no matter what method or philosophy you choose. For Beginners Veterans! We also offer free virtual homeschool conferences!

Homeschool Association of California (HSC) List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CA-Homeschooling-HSC
Connect with California homeschoolers, and take part in fun and lively discussions while making new friends with diverse people from all philosophies and levels of homeschooling experience. Ask questions, share ideas, and get HSC's news about fun get-togethers that you and your family can attend together: the widely acclaimed California Home=Education Conference, group camp-outs, as well as activities in your area.

Homeschooler Connection
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolerConnection
This group is interested in anything pertaining to homeschooling. For newcomers to longtimers. Find support, ideas, friends, information, sources..... We are primarily residents and neighbors of Humboldt County, but not limited to.

Homeschooling in Santa Clarita Valley
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolingInSCV
We are inclusive of all. We offer support, local information, Field Trips, Parkdays, the Free Things To Do With the Kids Listing, links to homeschool information, Mom's Night's out, an occasional camping trip and more! This is an email group based in the Santa Clarita Valley-- California! (near Six Flags Magic Mountain)

Inland Empire Catholic Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/InlandEmpireCatholicHomeschoolers
This group is for Catholics who are homeschooling their families in the Inland Empire, California area, near, but not limited to: Corona, Chino, Chino Hills, Riverside, Ontario, Guasti, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, , San Bernardino, Temecula, Hemet, Palm Springs, and surrounding areas. A place to plan field trips, park days, get togethers, buy and sell curriculum, share ideas, support each other, and make new friends.

Latter-day Saint Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lds-hs-inca
This e-mail discussion group is for all Latter-day Saint homeschoolers, and those who are seriously considering it, in California. This list is a great way to find or start local homeschool suport groups, ask questions and get advice, learn about homeschooling resources and conferences, share ideas and make new friends!

Milpitas Homeschool Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MilpitasHomeschoolSupport
Milpitas Homeschool Support group uses this email list for announcements, home education discussions, a bit of socializing, and exchanging information. While we're based in Milpitas, we welcome those from Fremont, San Jose, and the surrounding area. We're a relaxed group, with no bylaws,dues or participation requirements: everything is free or pay as you go. If you are currently homeschooling, or considering doing so, feel free to join and ask us a few questions or come and meet us!

Modesto Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ModestoHomeschool
This email loop is for Modesto area homeschoolers.  I hope we can use this group to post homeschool events, field trips, prayer requests, conventions, ministry opportunities, co-ops, park days or anything else going on in this area that would be of interest to the homeschooling community. It will also be a place to meet and support fellow homeschoolers in this area.

Orange County Homeschool Events
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OCHomeschoolEvents
This is an announcements only (low volume) for events and activities that may be of interest to homeschooling families in and around the Orange County, California area. Field trips will be announced on this list, along with contact information for the planner.

Redding Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RHSN
The Redding Homeschool Network is an inclusive support group for Shasta county homeschooling families. We welcome families of all faiths and all homeschooling styles. Members are encouraged to use this list to keep in touch with each other and plan activities for themselves and their children and post items of interest to homeschooling families.

Reliable Answers Legislative Watch Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RA-LegWatch
Reliable Answers - Legislative Watch Network provides information on legislation at both the state and federal level. Join this list to receive timely notification of legislation aimed at negatively impacting Families. Working together we can monitor and affect legislation aimed at destroying the American Family. Invite your friends and neighbors to join and help in the fight to save the family unit. We will provide you with contact information, to allow you to participate in a timely manner without spending hours needlessly weeding through legislator notes.

Rinconada Park Day
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RinconadaParkDay
A group of homeschool families that meet every Wednesday at Rinconada Park in Palo Alto California for fun, games and sharing of ideas (homeschool and otherwise). We are an all inclusive group with a variety of homeschool philosophies and styles. This group is not structured but many classes and events are created by the industrious members who make up the group. Children's ages range from 3 - 13.

Sacramento Area Homeschool Information and Chat
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sac_Area_HS_InfoChat
Live in Northern California: Antelope, Auburn, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, North Highlands, Humbolt, Placer, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, Sutter, Woodland, Yuba or anywhere? Do you school @ home, home school, homeschool, unschool, or something else off the beaten track.

San Diego Home Education
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sandiegohomeducation
This is a supportive group, where you can connect with other home educating families, find information on resources available in the San Diego area, brainstorm ideas and activities, ask questions, and find encouragement and positive attitudes! We welcome people of all faiths - or none - all political persuasions - or none - and all methods of homeschooling - or none.

Secular Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SecularHomeEducators
We are an eclectic group of homeschoolers in the Northern Orange County / L.A. County area. This is an inclusive all ages group . During the school year we try to meet at least once a month for a park day. We also try to regularly schedule feild trips. Please feel free to share ideas, links, photos, and school hints. Once again Welcome to the group!

South Orange County Homeschool Support
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/soc-hs
This list is for families who have come to a gathering and are interested in participating in the South Orange County Homeschooling Support Group (SOCHS). Our home school group serves communities that are south of Los Angeles and north of San Diego located in Southern California. The majority of our members come from San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Huntington Beach Newport Beach.

Sacramento Unschooling Network List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SUNetwork
This is the companion e-mail list to the *Sacramento Unschooling Network*. It's purpose is to provide an instantaneous, easy way to discuss issues related to unschooling, post articles,links,ideas,events,and to give buoyancy to each others lives.

Temecula Home Education
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TemeculaHomeEducation
We are a friendly group of homeschoolers living in or near the Temecula Valley area of California. We welcome conversations and comments regarding all aspects of home education; including how-to tips on teaching, instruction, curriculum, siblings, etc.

Together Encouraging and Christian Home Educating (TEACH)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/1TEACH1
Together Encouraging and Christian Home educating. We are an encouraging Christian group which offers support and information to all families who desire to be passionately involved in the home education of their children. Together we respect family, honor church, and seek to be a benefit to community.

Tri-Valley Explorers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tve
Tri-Valley Explorers is an all-inclusive homeschool support group in Northern California. We welcome ALL families, regardless of homeschool method, lifestyle or belief. Most of our members live in eastern Alameda and Contra Costa counties. We welcome all homeschoolers, including those who file R-4s, use charter schools, or ISPs. Our members use a variety of approaches to homeschooling including unschooling, eclectic, and classical methods. We support and encourage each other through our email list. Our members plan and run our many activities, including park days, classes, field trips, and co-ops -- for toddlers, teens, and everything in between. We also have curriculum swaps, family picnics, and other events.

UnSchoolers Online Community
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/unschoolersonlinecommunity
This is the companion email list the UnSchoolers Online website. It's a safe place to openly discuss anything related to unschooling and our children. Let's share our ideas, questions, triumphs, challenges, and everything in between!

VC-LIFE Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VC-LIFE_Homeschool_Network
Free/inclusive/secular support group for parents/caregivers homeschooling children of any age (birth on) or exploring possibilities for now or future. It's never too early to start creating community! Member-generated activities (park days, field trips...). Eclectic group welcoming a wide spectrum of homeschooling philosophies.

Ventura County Home Learners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VenturaCountyHomeLearners
We share planned activities and exchange ideas, resources, and information with other current, former, and prospective Ventura County (Southern California) homeschoolers, unschoolers, and independent study learners and their families. Although primarily for those families living in or near Ventura County, all are welcome, regardless of faith, curriculum preference, lifestyle, or location.

Waldorf-Inspired Sacramento Homeschoolers (WISH)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WISH-Sac
This group is for homeschooling families in the Sacramento, CA area who are using Waldorf methods, ideas and philosophy, and/or are transitioning to Waldorf methods in whole, or in part, in their homeschooling environments. We strive to offer each other support, resources, information, friendship and a sense of community. We meet weekly for handwork & circle time with the children; have field trips 1-2 times per month; and celebrate seasonal festivals together.

West Orange County Homeschooling Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westoc-hs
The majority of our members reside in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and surrounding cities. West Orange County Homeschooling Group is an inclusive, member directed support group of home schooling families.

West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles, California
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WValleyHomeschoolers
We are a secular group of Homeschooling Families who are inclusive of all learning styles, teaching methods and beliefs. Our aim is to bring a true sense of community and belonging to our members. We are concerned, active and reflective of the needs and values of our members. We are welcoming to anyone who is looking for a supportive, respectful, multicultural and creative homeschooling community.


BayShore School & Educational
P.O. Box 13038
Long Beach, CA 90803
Email: info@bayshoreeducational.com
http://www.bayshoreeducational.com
BayShore School's philosophy is to empower each family so that they may develop the best approach to nurturing their children's education. We do not require nor do we provide a specific curriculum. Rather we are available to assist families to meet the individual needs of each child while staying within the parameters set forth by the California Education Code. Standardized testing is not required for enrolled students.

Boston School
P.O. Box 708
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Phone: (760) 366-8658
Fax: (760) 366-8658
Email: info@bostonschool.org
http://www.bostonschool.org/schoolinformation.html
Boston School supplies a typical course of study for member families. This course of study outlines the common concepts generally offered at each grade level. Members may then use standard textbooks, computer programs, materials from home, community and library or other alternative sources to present these concepts to their students. Record keeping forms and instructions are provided to member families. Record keeping is simple but provides a solid outline of materials and concepts covered during the year.

Branford Grove School
P.O. Box 341172
Arleta, CA 91334
Phone: (818) 890-0350
Fax: (818) 890-6440
Email: branfrodgrove@aol.com
http://www.branfordgrove.com
Branford Grove School is a private school in the state of California. We provide online families with the opportunity to participate in an independent study program which allows the student to obtain a living education.

Branson Academy, Inc.
P.O. Box 326
Aromas, CA 95004
Phone: 831-726-3235
Email: info@bransonacademy.net
http://www.bransonacademy.net
Owned and operated by a veteran homeschooling mom. We understand the unique dynamics of home education and the need for a flexible independent study program. Our K-12 ISP meets the legal educational option of enrolling in a private school and still lets you choose your own curriculum and materials. We offer a traditional or accelerated high school diploma program and a K-12 Instructional package filled with outstanding resources and information. Record-keeping, transcripts, and other support services also included.

California Virtual Academies (CAVA)
2360 Shasta Way, Unit B
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: 866-339-6790
Fax: 805-581-0330
Email:info@CALIVA.org
http://www.caliva.org
The California Virtual Academies are a network of virtual public charter schools, founded in the summer of 2002, that blend innovative new instructional technology with a traditional curriculum for students all across California. The charters are sponsored by the Spencer Valley School District in San Diego County; Armona Union Elementary School District in Kings County; Maricopa Unified School District in Kern County; Jamestown School District in Tuolumne County; Liberty Elementary School District in Sonoma County; and Burlingame Elementary School District in San Mateo County.

Connecting Waters Charter School
219 North Reinway
Waterford, CA 95386
Phone: (209)874-9463
Email: snelson@connectingwaters.org
http://www.connectingwaters.org/
The mission of CWCS is to: Empower a community of parents, students, and teachers to create learning opportunities which will develop accountable, responsible, and contributing members of society who are independent, life-long learners.

C.O.R.E. (Community Options for Resources in Education) - The Camptonville Academy
848 Gold Flat Rd., Suite 3
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 478-9458
Toll free: 866-coretca or (866) 267-3822
Fax: (530) 487-9629
Accounting Fax: (530) 478-9667
Email: jjablecki@coretca.org
http://www.coretca.org
CORE @ TCA, in order to foster the educational pursuits of our K-12 students in rural Northern California, utilizes the personalized learning/independent study approach: supporting development through choice of curriculum aligned with state standards, engaging parents along with students in learning and offering classes at our centers and within the community with the goal that students will demonstrate measurable academic growth in addition to the social skills necessary for their future success.

Excellence in Education
2640-A7 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone: (626) 821-0025
Fax: (626) 821-0216
http://www.excellenceineducation.com
This program is designed to take the hassle out of homeschooling. You can tailor the program to meet your own needs. Our goal is to help you and your child achieve the highest standard possible while enjoying the entire educational process. We specialize in a less formal approach and encourage creative and fun activities. Our ISP is also designed to minimize the amount of required paperwork. We realize that most homeschool parents really do not want to spend endless hours doing reports and attending a large number of meetings. e have geared the program to provide individual counseling where required and the0 leeway for the parents to create their own unique homeschool style to best serve their children.

Folsom Cordova K-8 Community Charter School
Phone: (916) 817-8499
Email: wedney@fcusd.k12.ca.us
http://www.fcusd.k12.ca.us/CharterWeb/
Our mission is to support parents who have chosen to provide home schooling opportunities for their children. Your values and dedication to providing the best individualized learning environment for your student is the foundation of the Charter School.

Fresno Sunnyside Christian Academy, PSP
1919 South Bundy Drive
Fresno, CA  93727
Phone: 559-251-9403
Email: karonruiz@comcast.net
http://www.sunnysidechristianacademy.org
Fresno Sunnyside Christian Academy, PSP is a private satellite program (PSP) for home educators in all areas of California. We provide a variety of services such as record storage, online record-keeping, annual affidavit filing, etc. for our member families for a very affordable annual registration fee.

Julian Charter School
PO Box 1780
1704 Cape Horn Ave.
Julian, CA 92036
Phone: 866-853-0003
Fax: 760-765-3849
http://www.juliancharterschool.org
The school employs teachers who are state-credentialed educators within the State of California to work with parents and students to design an individual instruction plan that fits the students’ learning style and educational goals. Student instructional programs may be designed to prepare the student to enter the work force or continue their education at a college of their choice. This school is publicly funded and fully credentialed to confer high school diplomas by the State of California and the Julian School District. We serve students in San Diego County, and three counties contiguous to San Diego County: Imperial County, Orange County, and Riverside County.

Kolbe Academy
2501 Oak Street
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 255-6499
Fax: (707) 255-1581
Email: homeinfo@kolbe.org
http://www.kolbe.org
Kolbe Academy Home School is an orthodox Catholic and classical home school program for grades K-12. Kolbe Academy cooperates in the order of grace to assist those in its charge to know, love, and serve God.

Mountain Oaks School
Amador Site
P.O. Box 511
Pine Grove CA 95665
Phone: 209-296-2552
Fax: 209-296-2265
Email: mountainoaksamador@ccoe.k12.ca.us
San Andreas Site
P.O. Box 1209
San Andreas CA. 95249
Phone: 209.754.0532
Fax: 209.754.3556
Email: mountainoaks@ccoe.k12.ca.us
Tuolumne Site
PO Box 4574
Sonora CA 95670
Phone: 209-588-9428
Fax: 209-588-9708
Email: mountainoakstuol@ccoe.k12.ca.us
http://www.mountainoaks.org
This school was established in 1994 in order to assist and help home-schooling families, and opened in 2003 as a Charter School. Three resource centers in three counties (Calaveras, Amador, and Tuolumne) have been established for children and parents to find books, videos, and other materials; to learn about and use computers; to network with other families; to attend workshops and to meet with credentialed mentor teachers supportive of home schooling.

Natomas Charter School
4600 Blackrock Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
Phone: 916-928-5353
Email: info@natomascharter.org
http://www.natomascharter.org
The Natomas Unified School Board approved a community-based charter school in the Spring of 1993. All Natomas Charter School programs are open to students, whether they reside within or outside of the Natomas Unified School District.

Plumas Charter School
2288 East Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Toll-free: 1-888-509-4146
Phone: 530-283-3851
Fax: 530-283-3841 Email: kent@plumascharterschool.org
Email: dan@plumascharterschool.org
http://www.plumascharterschool.org
Plumas Charter School is an independent, public charter school whose mission is to serve homeschooling families throughout Plumas, Butte, Lassen, and Sierra counties. If you are currently homeschooling or considering educating your child at home, you need not be alone. Plumas Charter School offers you a staff of California state credentialed teachers with extensive experience in homeschooling as well as a community of homeschooling families to access and enjoy. We also understand that hometeaching philosophies, styles and needs vary greatly. Plumas Charter School is ready to support your program in many different ways.

School of Choice
3800 Blackford Ave.
San Jose, CA 95117
Phone: (408) 244-9900
http://www.schoolofchoice.com/academy/homeschool.html
Our Mission: The School of Choice actively engages gifted students in rigorous scholarship while developing their aesthetic and athletic talents; their successes build confidence which, in turn, raises expectations and boosts results. Supportive instructors teach a classical curriculum which helps students to persevere and to mature into responsible, creative leaders -- successful adults who have learned integrity and wisdom, who have learned to live passionately as they work and lead others with justice and compassion. Academic accountability systems, computer technology and after-school assistance help students to pass exams and obtain college credit while still in high school, and to qualify for the finest universities.

Sycamore Academy Home School
2179 Meyer Place
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (714) 668-1343
http://www.sycamoretree.com/
Our purpose is to provide an alternative educational program, enabling parents to teach their children at home. By providing educational materials and strategic assistance, our goal is to give parents greater control over the development of their child's character and the building of a firm foundation in basic skills.

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School
P.O. Box 529
No. San Juan, CA 95960
Phone: 530-292-3305
Toll-free: 888-896-HOME
Email: homestudy@oro.net
http://www.twinridgeshomestudy.org
The Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School is founded on a community and family-centered approach to home schooling. Modeled on our long-standing and successful independent study program in North San Juan, we value parent input and strive to maintain flexibility of program.

Valley Oak Charter School
105 E. Topa Topa Street
Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: 805-640-4421
Email: vocadmin@sbcglobal.net
http://www.valleyoakcharter.org
Valley Oak families choose, plan and participate in independent learning activities during the week, parents work in the classroom on a rotating basis (approximately one day every eight weeks). As part of an Independent Study program, learning activities are to be documented by parents and presented to the teacher weekly along with student work samples. The teacher meets with the families (periodically throughout the semester) to offer feedback, give support, and act as a resource. Valley Oak supports various styles of homeschooling, according to each family's unique way of learning.

Visions in Education
4800 Manzanita Ave, Suite 7
Carmichael, CA 95608
Phone: 916-971-7037
http://www.viedu.org
Visions In Education (VIE) is a charter school that provides educational services to two different student populations, home school and independent study. VIE serves kindergarten through-12th grade students in Sacramento County and eight contiguous counties (Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo). Based on a concept of a classroom without walls, the community and the world become the students’ classroom. A credentialed teacher (CT) employed by Visions meets with students regularly to monitor progress, provide educational assistance, assess achievement, and to ensure that California content standards are being addressed at all grade levels.


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