Legal 101

There are as many ways to homeschool as there are homeschooling families, and there are numerous legal options to choose from when determining the best educational option for your children. We hope this overview of your options will make the first step of the journey easier. We welcome you as you join us on this exciting voyage. Click on the links below for in-depth information on homeschooling legalities.



A detailed legal analysis of the history and legitimacy of choosing to homeschool utilizing the private school option.


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In California, families can legally homeschool their children by establishing a private school in their home and complying with the private school requirements of the California Education Code. Parents who have established and enrolled their children in a home-based private school cannot be prosecuted for truancy.

 


The HSC legal team provides this letter which may be useful in informing school districts, attorneys, or others about homeschooling legalities.

OpenLetterOnHomeschooling.pdf










HSC's legal team offers brief answers to many common questions about homeschooling legally in California

 


HSC and 2008 Court of Appeals Case Success
On August 8, 2008, the California Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District ruled that homeschooling is indeed a legal option in California. This was a reversal of a ruling in February of that year that parents must hold a teaching credential to homeschool their children, and confirmed HSC's long-held interpretation of private school laws.


Appellate Court Decision Confirming Homeschooling Legality

Appellate Court reversal of the In Re Rachel L case Nov 19, 2014 1:40 PM
In Re Rachel L Case Nov 19, 2014 1:48 PM




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