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Very new to homeschooling and the laws of California

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:42 pm
by OrangeHope
I would really like to homeschool my DD and I have googled the homeschooling laws of California but I'm not really sure I understand...

Do I need to notify the state that I will be homeschooling my DD? do I need to fill out a paper asking for permission to homeschool?
If not, then do I just pick out a curriculum and start there?

Sorry these questions might sound silly but I'm so new to all this :) if anyone can please clear this up for me that would be great.

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:19 am
by hscoach
This thread should be helpful for you:

http://www.home-school.com/forums/viewt ... california

Re: Very new to homeschooling and the laws of California

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:50 am
by elliemaejune
OrangeHope wrote:I would really like to homeschool my DD and I have googled the homeschooling laws of California but I'm not really sure I understand...

Do I need to notify the state that I will be homeschooling my DD? do I need to fill out a paper asking for permission to homeschool?
If not, then do I just pick out a curriculum and start there?

Sorry these questions might sound silly but I'm so new to all this :) if anyone can please clear this up for me that would be great.

Between October 1 and October 15, you will fill out a form called a Private School Affidavit ("PSA"). You can do it on-line. You only do this, BTW, if your dc will be 6 by December 2. :-)

This is where you find the on-line form,although it will not be available until October. There are lots of words, but don't let them confuse you. :-)

Is your dc in school now? Or would she be starting school this fall?