Do you have an urgent question or problem? Do you need information quickly? Volunteer homeschooling parents take turns answering our toll-free phone line and they are ready to help you find the help and information you need. If you are looking for support, please call us today!
Please note: the information our volunteers provide is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice.
County and Special Contacts are experienced homeschoolers who volunteer as ambassadors for HSC, providing information to homeschoolers and helping them find resources. County Contacts refer new homeschoolers to local groups and activities. They are familiar with the local school district climate for homeschooling. Special Contacts offer information and ideas for homeschooling under special circumstances
Local support groups offer park days, field trips, cooperative learning activities, as well as support and friendship.
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 the green "Legal Homeschooling 101" button for in-depth information on the following homeschooling legalities:
Establishing Your Own Private School (PSA)
Private School Satellite Programs
Public School Independent Study Programs
Tutoring (Credentialed Teacher)
DO NOT FILE THE PSA IN SUMMER. THE FILING PERIOD FOR THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR IS OCTOBER 1-15
DO NOT FILE THE PSA FOR YOUR KINDERGARTNER WHO IS UNDER THE AGE OF 6 AS OF SEPTEMBER 1.
G-SUITE FOR EDUCATION
G Suite for Education and Homeschool Co-ops
HSC is pleased to announce that we are now authorized to send codes for free access to Google Suite for Education to eligible Homeschool Groups. Homeschool groups that work with students may request a code from HSC by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the following information:
Domain name (the group must have a website)
Description of how you are eligible under the requirements
A code will be generated and sent to you along with instructions on how to complete your registration. Google will verify and approve homeschool co-op registrations.
HSC HOMESCHOOLER POST
The Homeschooler Post contains homeschooling news and information from around the state, country, and world, as well as information about HSC events. Homeschooling parents and young people can submit articles for publication, to share their experiences and encourage others. It is just one of the ways you help protect and support homeschooling in California with your HSC MEMBERSHIP