The legalities of homeschooling in CA
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    Default The legalities of homeschooling in CA

    Hi, we are new to this whole thing. I have filed the affidavit for the state of California earlier this year. We went through the kindergarten stuff at T4L last year with our daughter (took about 3 months).

    The question my partner has is A) how do we show that we are indeed enrolled in school, now that the sweetie is 6, and kids must be in school? The affidavit shows that there IS a school, but does not list students. So how would the state know all is copacetic? B) What if we wanted to enroll her in a school later, say in 5 years?

    For example, this lady is a native of Mexico, how could she enter school down there, if that is what they wanted to do at that time? Or what if the decision was made (God forbid) to put her in some kind of school here? What shows that this girl would have graduated or completed her grades in school, so she could enter school at her appropriate grade level?



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    Hi, Andrew. Until middle school or high school, most schools will enroll a previously homeschooled student at the grade level that corresponds to their age.

    Schools vary in their willingness to award middle school and high school credit for homeschool work. Since there are no laws saying what they must accept and what they may not accept, if often comes down to the opinion of the individual you are speaking with at the school.

    Time4Learning is not a school. Time4Learning is a homeschool curriculum. There is a letter of membership available within your parent login account that shows you are members of Time4Learning.

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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    MichelleLio is offline Moderator
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    Hi Andrew,
    You will need to fill out another private school affidavit between October 1st and 15th of this year.Private School Affidavit LIne-By-Line Instructions. You will fill one out each year during that time. When you fill out a PSA you are the administrator, the school and the teacher. You should keep a file and have his/her attendance sheet, the curriculum you use and have some samples of his/her work during the school year. I also keep lesson plans in there. For more legal help check out HSLDA: Homeschooling Advocates since 1983 and HomeSchool Association of California1Home Page
    Another way to homeschool is through homeschool charters. They take all the administrative duties on so you don't have to and usually they provide a chunk of money( in the form of vendor services) so that your child can get some curriculum or participate in some extra activities and you get to homeschool. However, each charter is different so it is good to shop around for a good fit.
    Michelle L.

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