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California - State and Homeschooling Information

State Information

State of California's Official Web Site

California Census Information

California Government:
Legislature
Governor's Office

Preamble to the Constitution of California: (1850) We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure and perpetuate its blessings, do establish this Constitution.

Driving in California: Driving Requirements
Driver's Ed Course
Driver License Law
Sample California Driving Test

Homeschooling in California

Statewide and Regional Organizations:

California Homeschool Network (CHN) Inclusive. California Homeschooling Guide, convention information, local contact and support listings, media and legislative watch, field trip information, events listings, special promotions, legal information and assistance, and statewide resources.

Christian Home Educators Association of California (CHEA) Christian. Information on getting started, support group referrals, legislative alerts, and distinctly California Christian resources.

HomeSchool Association of California (HSC) Secular. County contacts, teen information, field trip resources, legislation watch, and conference and event listings.

Local Support Groups:

Alliance Redwoods Outdoor education program (Christian)

Bayshore/Long Beach Homeschoolers A support group open to all homeschoolers (or those interested), regardless of faith, ethnicity, lifestyle and/or philosophy of education.

BRANCHES Christian support group in western Alameda County from Oakland down through Fremont.

Christian Home Educators of the County of Kern (CHECK) Support for Christian home educators in Kern County.

Christian Home Learners of Salinas, Monterey area. Christian Home Learners - Contact Lynne Sloan or Heather Pompa @ christianhomelearners@yahoo.com

Conejo Valley Homeschoolers 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 A network of homeschooling families centered in Culver City, Westchester, Playa del Rey and nearby areas of Los Angeles.

Fresno Family Homeschooling Pages

Green Valley Christian Home Education program offers support to families homeschooling through Green Valley Christian School in Watsonville, California. Educating your children at home is not a job for the faint of heart, but it might just be the most rewarding job you've ever had. With the Lord's guidance, we are here to help!

Homeschooling in Orange County

Inland Empire Area Homelearners Welcomes all faiths and beliefs, and all styles of homeschooling. Rancho Cucamonga area.

Inland Empire Catholic Homeschoolers Serving Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Queen of Angels Catholic Homeschooling Support Group Monterey County, CA

Riverside Area Home Learners (RAHL) Friendly, homeschooling support to all families

Sacramento Christian Organization of Parent Educators (SCOPE)

San Diego Homeschool Center

San Francisco Homeschoolers

SELAH Christian Schools A non-denominational support group for Christian homeschooling families in Santa Clara County, California.

South Bay Free Scholars Homeschool Support in the South Bay Area. A loosely structured, all-inclusive support group for current or future homeschoolers.

South Orange County Christian Homeschoolers (SOCCO) A support group with a heart for encouraging families during all the home education years--preschool, elementary, junior high, and senior high school--with Biblical faith and values.

TORCH of the East Bay A support group for Catholic homeschoolers in the East Bay, near San Francisco.

Tri-City Homeschoolers Inclusive. Serving the Fremont-Union City-Newark area.

Tri-Valley Explorers All-inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the Tri-Valley Area of California.

Valley Home Educators Christian. Modesto area.

Ventura Homeschool A homeschooling resource site, geared for homeschoolers living in and around the Ventura, California area.

West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles. Inclusive homeschool support group.

Westside Homeschoolers An informal support group for homeschooling kids, teens, and families on the Westside of Los Angeles, including Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, Malibu and other surrounding areas. We are an eclectic group, open to people of all homeschooling styles, ages, religions, and geographic areas.

Email Lists:

Bakersfield Home Learners Yahoogroups email list.

California Christian Homeschool Statewide Yahoogroups email list.

Crescenta Valley CHEA Yahoogroups email list.

Hayward Homeschoolers Homeschoolers of all varieties in the Hayward, California area: Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, San Leandro. Yahoogroups email list.

Heritage Valley Homeschoolers A support/social group for homeschoolers in the Upper Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Piru areas of Ventura County. Yahoogroups email list.

Homelearner Information most pertinent to Whittier homeschooling with some Los Angeles and Orange County information. Yahoogroups email list.

Homeschooler Connection Yahoogroups email list for homeschoolers in Humboldt County.

Homeschool Fun for Silicon Valley Teens Inclusive. Yahoogroups email list.

HOmeschooling in Santa Clarita Valley Yahoogroups email list.

Milpitas Homeschool Support Yahoogroups email list.

Monterey Bay Military Homeschoolers Yahoogroups email list.

Redding Homeschool Network Yahoogroups email list.

Rinconada Homeschool Park Day Yahoogroups email list.

San Diego Home Education Inclusive

South County Kids South County Kids is a network of families with children in the neighborhoods of southern Anne Arundel County. Yahoogroups email list.

Sowers' Circle Christian homeschooling support in the Livermore, CA area. Yahoogroups email list.

1TEACH1 Christian Home educating support for families in Humboldt, Del Norte and Mendocino Counties. Yahoogroups email list.

ISP's

Almaden Valley Christian School For families homeschooling a child with special needs. Regular meetings in the San Jose area.

Baymonte Christian School Independent, interdenominational Christian school serving Santa Cruz County in Scotts Valley.

Bold Christian Living Based in Springville. Statewide.

Bridge Academy San Jose. E-mail: DAG5BRIDGE@juno.com

Christ the King Academy Catholic ISP in San Jose. Email ctka@usa.net

Excellence in Education Statewide, inclusive.

Eternity Preparatory High School Christian. Bakersfield. A non-traditional, church-affiliated private school.

Fresno Sunnyside Christian Academy Serving Central California.

Green Valley Christian Home Education program offers support to families homeschooling through Green Valley Christian School in Watsonville, California. Educating your children at home is not a job for the faint of heart, but it might just be the most rewarding job you've ever had. With the Lord's guidance, we are here to help!

The King's Academy Christian. Sunnyvale.

Liberty Christian Academy Serving southern California.

Pioneer Family Academy Statewide Christian ISP based in Campbell.

Plantation Christian School Statewide Christian ISP based in Milpitas.

School of Choice For gifted children. Located in San Jose.

Village Bible Academy Homeschooling. Christian PSP and support group located in Garden Grove.

Other Resources

California Athletics for Home Schools Inclusive. Sports classes, competitions, camps, clinics, and Home School Olympics for the greater San Diego area.

Homeschooling in Orange County. Activities available in the Orange County area.

Homeschool Resource Pages of Santa Clara County. Support groups and homeschooling information. By Pete and Becky Storz.

Conventions:

California Homeschool Network Family Expo Ontario

CHEA Bay Area Convention Santa Clara

Christian Family Schools Annual Expo Escondido

SCOPE Annual Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair Sacramento

Southern California Catholic Home Educators Conference

Books

The California Homeschool Guide by Karen Taylor

Fun Places to Go with Kids by Susan Peterson

Patty Reed's Doll by Rachel K. Laurgaard

Blue Willow by Doris Gates

Island of the Blue Dolphins By Scott O'Dell

The California Missions

Beautiful Feet History of California Study Guide

Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild by Kristiana Gregory. A story of young Susanna, who accompanies her dad to a California mining camp in around 1850.

Earthquake at Dawn by Kristiana Gregory. Based on he true story of Edith Irvine, a photographer who experienced the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

The Stowaway: A Tale of California Pirates by Kristiana Gregory. Story of the notorious pirate Hippolyte who plundered California villages!

Orphan Runaways by Kristiana Gregory. Inspired by the ghost town of Bodie, CA, the author writes a story of what the town may have been like in the 1880's.