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Homeschool Charter Schools in California

homeschool-charter-schools-californiaParents choosing to educate their children at home in California can either homeschool independently or attend an existing private school, public charter school, or independent study program (see other Homeschool Programs). For those parents choosing not to homeschool independently, below is a list of homeschool charter schools in California. Although there are more traditional charter schools as well, each of these is a charter homeschool in California that supports your choice to school at home at least part of the time:

Statewide – or in Many California Counties

California Charter Schools Association

Our mission is “to meet parent, educator, and community need for great public school options by supporting and advocating for high-quality non-profit charter schools and sharing their success throughout California’s public schools.

California Connections Academy

“California Connections Academy is more than a network of tuition-free TK–12 online public schools available for students throughout California. It’s also a tight-knit online school community offering you an award-winning curriculum, credentialed teachers, and opportunities for parent involvement.” Available in over 30 counties in California.

California Virtual Academies

California Virtual Academies “offers the innovative use of technology, a rigorous and interactive curriculum from TK12, individualized learning plans for each student, and accommodations to foster different learning styles…. Founded in 2002, the California Virtual Academies are nine publicly-funded charter schools serving students throughout the state.” Available in over 40 counties in California.

CalPac

“Helping parents equip their children with a flexible, personalized education. Offering the ideal balance of freedom, personalized teaching and full support with educational alternatives harnessing the power and flexibility of online learning. We are a tuition-free public online charter school.” Available in 15 counties in California.

Compass Charter Schools

“Every child is unique, and that’s why you deserve choices in your scholar’s education. With our different programs, families have the ability to tailor their education to what works best for them.” Compass offers two programs: 1) Online Program and 2) Homeschool Program (Options), for “parents wanting full involvement in their child’s education.” Available in 18 counties in California.

Inspire Charter Schools

“Inspire is a family of tuition-free, personalized learning, public charter schools serving Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade homeschooled students. Offering both flexibility and choice, families are empowered to tailor a school program that is designed around the specific need of each student.” Available in over 30 counties in California.

California Charter Schools by County

Alameda

Alpine

Amador

Butte

Calaveras

Colusa

Contra Costa

Del Norte

El Dorado

Fresno

Glenn

Humbolt

Imperial

Inyo

Kern

Kings

Lake

Lassen

Los Angeles

Madera

Marin

Mariposa

Mendocino

Merced

Modoc

Mono

Monterey

Napa

Nevada

Orange

Placer

Plumas

Riverside

Sacramento

San Benito

San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco

San Joaquin

San Luis Obispo

San Mateo

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara

Santa Cruz

Shasta

Sierra

Siskiyou

Solano

Sonoma

Stanislaus

Sutter

Tehama

Trinity

Tulare

Tuolomne

Ventura

Yolo

Yuba

 

 

Alameda County Charter Schools

Connecting Waters Charter School

“Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

This school “provides TK-12 home-based instruction. Families that participate in the school program are embraced with a strong focus on academics combined with a warm, supportive, and communicative atmosphere created by the staff.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hickman Community Charter District

“The climate of Hickman Community Charter District is one of caring, involved teamwork with a common goal of success for all children.  We take pride in teaching the whole child through a commitment to academics, the arts, and physical fitness.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

 

 

Alpine County Charter Schools

Mountain Oaks School

“It is the mission of Mountain Oaks School to support homeschooling families so that students develop the academic, personal, social skills and qualities of lifelong learners…. The program is designed to meet unique personal and educational needs of students in grades kindergarten through twelve… This program is especially designed by and for homeschool families working closely with qualified educational consultants who are knowledgeable and supportive of the homeschool model.” Serving Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties.

 

 

Amador County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Mountain Oaks School

“It is the mission of Mountain Oaks School to support homeschooling families so that students develop the academic, personal, social skills and qualities of lifelong learners…. The program is designed to meet unique personal and educational needs of students in grades kindergarten through twelve… This program is especially designed by and for homeschool families working closely with qualified educational consultants who are knowledgeable and supportive of the homeschool model.” Serving Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties.

Natomas Charter School (NCS)

“From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system.” The NCS PACT Academy “serves families in grades kindergarten through 8th grade” and specializes “in assisting homeschool families in creating a handcrafted, completely individualized education through a family, home, and school partnership.” Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

 

Butte County Charter Schools

Community Options for Resources in Education (CORE) Charter School

CORE is an independent K-12 charter school offering online, blended, and home study options. “The Personalized Learning system of education followed by CORE is a unique, blended classroom and non-classroom-based public educational model. On the leading edge, it honors and recognizes the unique gifts, skills, passions, and attributes of each child.” Serving Butte, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Plumas Charter School

“Plumas Charter School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Plumas and adjacent counties. Our personalized learning approach includes independent study, concurrent college enrollment, enrichment activities, online curricula, electives, and center-based courses in Quincy, Indian Valley, and Chester.” Serving Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, and Yuba counties.

South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter Charter School is a parent choice K-12 charter school. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

 

 

Calaveras County Charter Schools

Connecting Waters Charter School

“Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

This school “provides TK-12 home-based instruction. Families that participate in the school program are embraced with a strong focus on academics combined with a warm, supportive, and communicative atmosphere created by the staff.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hickman Community Charter District

“The climate of Hickman Community Charter District is one of caring, involved teamwork with a common goal of success for all children.  We take pride in teaching the whole child through a commitment to academics, the arts, and physical fitness.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Mountain Oaks School

“It is the mission of Mountain Oaks School to support homeschooling families so that students develop the academic, personal, social skills and qualities of lifelong learners…. The program is designed to meet unique personal and educational needs of students in grades kindergarten through twelve… This program is especially designed by and for homeschool families working closely with qualified educational consultants who are knowledgeable and supportive of the homeschool model.” Serving Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties.

 

 

Colusa County Charter Schools

South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter Charter School is a parent choice K-12 charter school. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

 

 

Contra Costa County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

 

Del Norte County Charter Schools

Coastal Grove Charter School

Coastal Grove Charter School is a “a public charter school guided by the core principles of Public Waldorf Education.” Families in the Homeschool Program receive The Oak Meadow Curriculum: a comprehensive curriculum that covers your child’s year of study (see overview and lesson sample); a yearly budget for specialty classes at Coastal Grove, community classes, and supplementary supplies; parent/student workshops; field trips; festivals; a resource center with library and supplies for check-out and purchase; and a credentialed teacher to act as an advisor and partner in your child’s education.” Serving Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

 

 

El Dorado County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Horizon Charter Schools

“Horizon Charter Schools (HCS) is one of the region’s oldest and largest public charter schools. We’re also one of the most innovative. We offer multiple learning options and more support for parents and students than most other charter schools.”  Serving El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Natomas Charter School (NCS)

“From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system.” The NCS PACT Academy “serves families in grades kindergarten through 8th grade” and specializes “in assisting homeschool families in creating a handcrafted, completely individualized education through a family, home, and school partnership.” Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

 

Fresno County Charter Schools

Central Valley Home School (CVHS)

CVHS is “chartered through Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District” and has “over 20 years of experience serving students and families in grades K – 8…. Parents are partners in creating individualized instruction for each student.”

Charter Home School Academy

“The mission of Charter Home School Academy is to provide a positive alternative for parents who want to meet a child’s needs by participating in their child’s education at home. Charter Home School Academy is based on the belief that each student can succeed and deserves an education that is rigorous and well defined…. Parents, working with credentialed teachers, prepare, monitor, and implement programs that enrich, challenge, and inspire students to embrace personalized academic success.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Chawanakee Academy

“Chawanakee Academy is a K-12 public school that is part of the Chawanakee Unified School District…. Chawanakee Academy will offer home school/independent study families the services of a certificated teacher who is supportive of the philosophy and committed to helping parents and students succeed.  It offers and encourages the use of all district services and materials….  In addition, a parent meeting to discuss successes and any problems you may be having, will be arranged on a regular basis.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Dunlap Leadership Academy (DLA)

DLA is an online charter school that serves students in grades 9-12.  “Students can study at their own pace, on their own schedule, catch up with credits or even graduate early and take college classes. We offer three locations to work, besides the comfort of your own home, library or free wifi centers.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center (ERCLC)

ERCLC is a charter school for homeschool families and “is dedicated to supporting and empowering parents and students to take an active role in designing and implementing an educational program that ignites a passion for learning and stimulates the intellectual, emotional and physical health of a child.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Monterey County Home Charter School

“Monterey County Home Charter School would like to welcome you to our home school and independent study programs. Whether you are a continuing student or a new family, we promise to support you in your endeavor to educate your student in an alternative educational setting. Our reputation and success are direct results of our students’ collective commitment and our parents’ involvement. Monterey County Home Charter School’s programs afford students with an individualized program that focuses on the California state standards.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz counties. 

Mountain Home School Charter

“Mountain Home School Charter is a personalized learning charter school providing the best of home school instruction and school-based instruction…. Much of the student’s work is done independently, but we also support them with on-site classes, assessments, and academic counseling. The independent portion is guided with frequent meetings, specialized curriculum, and significant assessment.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Sierra Charter School

Sierra is a K-12 charter school serving students throughout the Central Valley. “Through independent study and classroom instruction, students have fun doing hands-on activities and labs, and getting to know their teachers and peers in a safe, caring learning environment.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties.

Valley Oaks Charter School

“Valley Oaks Charter School is a public, parent choice and parent participation, tuition-free charter where parents, teachers, and the community work together to educate one student at a time. The school offers a wide range of options including home-based learning, cooperative school programs and classes, independent study, group seminars, and learning projects.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, and Kings counties.

 

 

Glenn County Charter Schools

 

 

Humbolt County Charter Schools

Alder Grove Charter School

“Alder Grove Charter School-2 is an independent study charter school, K-12, in Northern California that provides a voluntary public educational choice for families of students who choose to educate their children in the home environment. We believe individual differences and the uniqueness of each child are to be supported and celebrated. Our mission is to serve students through personalized learning and supporting parental choice in education.” Serving Humboldt county.

Coastal Grove Charter School

Coastal Grove Charter School is a “a public charter school guided by the core principles of Public Waldorf Education.” Families in the Homeschool Program receive The Oak Meadow Curriculum: a comprehensive curriculum that covers your child’s year of study (see overview and lesson sample); a yearly budget for specialty classes at Coastal Grove, community classes, and supplementary supplies; parent/student workshops; field trips; festivals; a resource center with library and supplies for check-out and purchase; and a credentialed teacher to act as an advisor and partner in your child’s education.” Serving Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

 

 

Imperial County Charter Schools

Elite Academic Academy

Elite Academic Academy offers virtual, homeschool and blended options for homeschooling families. “Elite students have the unique opportunity to choose from a wide range of independent study and elective options….  In addition to receiving an exceptional academic education, Elite students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs where they can pursue extracurricular or career/vocational interests” in athletics, career technical fields, visual and performing arts, and travel.  Serving Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Greater San Diego Academy

A charter homeschool serving TK-12 students. “The school was designed to improve services to existing independent study and homeschooling students” and offers “an individualized program which recognizes their special needs, exceptional skills, and creative talents…. Parents remain the main influence in their child’s life” and receive exceptional guidance and resources to assist them with academic planning – for free.”  Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Julian Charter School (JCS)

JCS is a “K-12 non-classroom-based charter school…. The Home Study Program includes three options – the portfolio program whereby parents / guardians design the students’ course of study with the assistance of an educational facilitator (similar to the K-8 program described above), the specialist program where the curriculum is designed by a highly qualified teacher and overseen by an educational facilitator in conjunction with the parent-teacher, and the INSITE program whereby a teacher designs and supports the students’ educational program.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties.

The Learning Choice (TLC) Academy

“TLC is a public hybrid homeschool. We incorporate both school and parent involvement in educating students. Families can choose between a 100% homeschool program, or a hybrid program, with 3 days at school and 2 days at home.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

 

 

Inyo County Charter Schools

Charter Home School Academy

“The mission of Charter Home School Academy is to provide a positive alternative for parents who want to meet a child’s needs by participating in their child’s education at home. Charter Home School Academy is based on the belief that each student can succeed and deserves an education that is rigorous and well defined…. Parents, working with credentialed teachers, prepare, monitor, and implement programs that enrich, challenge, and inspire students to embrace personalized academic success.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center (ERCLC)

ERCLC is a charter school for homeschool families and “is dedicated to supporting and empowering parents and students to take an active role in designing and implementing an educational program that ignites a passion for learning and stimulates the intellectual, emotional and physical health of a child.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Elite Academic Academy

Elite Academic Academy offers virtual, homeschool and blended options for homeschooling families. “Elite students have the unique opportunity to choose from a wide range of independent study and elective options….  In addition to receiving an exceptional academic education, Elite students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs where they can pursue extracurricular or career/vocational interests” in athletics, career technical fields, visual and performing arts, and travel.  Serving Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Sky Mountain Charter School (SMCS)

SMCS is a K-12 charter school managed by Innovative Education Management. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, utilizing provided materials, resources and supportive instruction, all while promoting real-life context-based learning.  Our Education Specialists (ESs) are highly trained, credentialed professionals who are available to serve parents as needed in home-based and independent study learning environments.” Serving Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Valley Oaks Charter School

“Valley Oaks Charter School is a public, parent choice and parent participation, tuition-free charter where parents, teachers, and the community work together to educate one student at a time. The school offers a wide range of options including home-based learning, cooperative school programs and classes, independent study, group seminars, and learning projects.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, and Kings counties.

 

 

Kern County Charter Schools

Charter Home School Academy

“The mission of Charter Home School Academy is to provide a positive alternative for parents who want to meet a child’s needs by participating in their child’s education at home. Charter Home School Academy is based on the belief that each student can succeed and deserves an education that is rigorous and well defined…. Parents, working with credentialed teachers, prepare, monitor, and implement programs that enrich, challenge, and inspire students to embrace personalized academic success.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center (ERCLC)

ERCLC is a charter school for homeschool families and “is dedicated to supporting and empowering parents and students to take an active role in designing and implementing an educational program that ignites a passion for learning and stimulates the intellectual, emotional and physical health of a child.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Elite Academic Academy

Elite Academic Academy offers virtual, homeschool and blended options for homeschooling families. “Elite students have the unique opportunity to choose from a wide range of independent study and elective options….  In addition to receiving an exceptional academic education, Elite students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs where they can pursue extracurricular or career/vocational interests” in athletics, career technical fields, visual and performing arts, and travel.  Serving Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Excel Academy

“Excel Academy is a tuition-free charter school program where teachers and parents partner together…. Excel Academy integrates high-quality education into our flexible learning plans. Our education is rooted in hands-on learning, personalized schedules, and proven systems of support to ensure your child’s unique needs are met and exceeded.” Servin Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

Golden Valley Charter School (GVCS)

GVCS is a public, non-classroom-based program, focused on personalized learning for students in grades TK-12. We make personal choice in education a priority in our charter school. GVCS is a Personalized Learning School, offering an educational model that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. We offer students a wide range of innovative and individualized instructional choices.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

iLead

“iLEAD Exploration is passionate about personalized learning. By utilizing iLEAD’s program offerings, staff and vendors, families are encouraged to create a learning environment just right for each uniquely gifted learner in their home…. Families blend rigor with creativity and flexibility to enrich their child’s learning. Our dedicated, caring and highly qualified educational facilitators partner with your family to provide encouragement, support and expertise. iLEAD Exploration also values community, providing opportunities to foster friendships through a variety of field trips, service projects, park days and parent gatherings.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.

Sky Mountain Charter School (SMCS)

SMCS is a K-12 charter school managed by Innovative Education Management. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, utilizing provided materials, resources and supportive instruction, all while promoting real-life context-based learning.  Our Education Specialists (ESs) are highly trained, credentialed professionals who are available to serve parents as needed in home-based and independent study learning environments.” Serving Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Valley Oaks Charter School

“Valley Oaks Charter School is a public, parent choice and parent participation, tuition-free charter where parents, teachers and the community work together to educate one student at a time. The school offers a wide range of options including home-based learning, cooperative school programs and classes, independent study, group seminars and learning projects.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, and Kings counties.

 

 

Kings County Charter Schools

Charter Home School Academy

“The mission of Charter Home School Academy is to provide a positive alternative for parents who want to meet a child’s needs by participating in their child’s education at home. Charter Home School Academy is based on the belief that each student can succeed and deserves an education that is rigorous and well defined…. Parents, working with credentialed teachers, prepare, monitor, and implement programs that enrich, challenge, and inspire students to embrace personalized academic success.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center (ERCLC)

ERCLC is a charter school for homeschool families and “is dedicated to supporting and empowering parents and students to take an active role in designing and implementing an educational program that ignites a passion for learning and stimulates the intellectual, emotional and physical health of a child.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Monterey County Home Charter School

“Monterey County Home Charter School would like to welcome you to our home school and independent study programs. Whether you are a continuing student or a new family, we promise to support you in your endeavor to educate your student in an alternative educational setting. Our reputation and success are direct results of our students’ collective commitment and our parents’ involvement. Monterey County Home Charter School’s programs afford students with an individualized program that focuses on the California state standards.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz counties. 

Sierra Charter School

Sierra is a K-12 charter school serving students throughout the Central Valley. “Through independent study and classroom instruction, students have fun doing hands-on activities and labs, and getting to know their teachers and peers in a safe, caring learning environment.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties.

Valley Oaks Charter School

“Valley Oaks Charter School is a public, parent choice and parent participation, tuition-free charter where parents, teachers and the community work together to educate one student at a time. The school offers a wide range of options including home-based learning, cooperative school programs and classes, independent study, group seminars and learning projects.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, and Kings counties.

 

 

Lake County Charter Schools

Mark West Charter School

The K-8 Independent Home Study Program features family partnership with credentialed Independent Home Study teacher; access to California Standards-based curriculum; weekly family meetings with Independent Home Study teacher to create learning plan and to check instructional resources; review of student work and selection of samples for portfolio; networking with other homeschooling families throughout Sonoma County; and enrichment and lesson extension options provided weekly. Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Orchard View School (OVS)

Orchard View School is a K-12 independent study charter school, chartered by the Twin Hills School District. “Utilizing a non-traditional learning environment, Orchard View School treats each student as a person with unique needs, skills, goals, and interests…. Students meet regularly with a credentialed supervising teacher who works with the parents and students to develop and monitor the academic program. OVS students have the opportunity to work independently at home, attend on-campus classes, enroll in classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College, participate in community activities and gain work experience.”  Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

 

 

Lassen County Charter Schools

Plumas Charter School

“Plumas Charter School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Plumas and adjacent counties. Our personalized learning approach includes independent study, concurrent college enrollment, enrichment activities, online curricula, electives, and center-based courses in Quincy, Indian Valley, and Chester.” Serving Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, and Yuba counties.

Shasta Charter Academy (SCA)

“Shasta Charter Academy, grades 9-12, honors and serves the family’s choice to personalize learning according to their children’s strengths. We meet the educational needs of our students using an educational model called Personalized Learning.  Using six different methods of instruction, including homeschooling, and taking into account student learning styles and educational or career goals, we create learning plans specific to each student’s needs.  Students are partnered with a fantastic teacher, who we call a facilitator, that is trained in Personalized Learning.” Serving Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

 

 

Los Angeles County Charter Schools

Aveson Center for Independent Study (ACIS)

“ACIS offers a hybrid independent study experience for elementary and middle school students. Our program provides the advantages of highly personalized academic instruction at home while simultaneously providing the social and academic benefits of being part of a school community. All ACIS scholars are encouraged to delve deeply into their passions, build upon their strengths, and maintain a growth mindset when facing challenges. From Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Eighth Grade, ACIS scholars pursue an exemplary education that is truly designed just for them.” Serving Altadena, CA and surrounding areas.

Da Vinci Connect 

“Da Vinci Connect is a free public school offering TK through 8th grade families two unique learning models that combine homeschool and on-campus instruction using project-based and social emotional learning.”

Epic Charter Schools

Epic provides “a unique opportunity for students, with their parents/guardians, to partner with a credentialed teacher to realize each student’s individual potential. Epic practices consistent, positive, two-way communication so students and parents will always know the status of the education process. We serve grades TK-12th and offer an individualized, online curriculum which will bring out the excitement each student should experience during the learning process. Students will find they want to continue to learn each and every day.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Elite Academic Academy

Elite Academic Academy offers virtual, homeschool and blended options for homeschooling families. “Elite students have the unique opportunity to choose from a wide range of independent study and elective options….  In addition to receiving an exceptional academic education, Elite students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs where they can pursue extracurricular or career/vocational interests” in athletics, career technical fields, visual and performing arts, and travel.  Serving Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Excel Academy

“Excel Academy is a tuition-free charter school program where teachers and parents partner together…. Excel Academy integrates high-quality education into our flexible learning plans. Our education is rooted in hands-on learning, personalized schedules, and proven systems of support to ensure your child’s unique needs are met and exceeded.” Servin Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

Golden Valley Charter School (GVCS)

GVCS is a public, non-classroom-based program, focused on personalized learning for students in grades TK-12. We make personal choice in education a priority in our charter school. GVCS is a Personalized Learning School, offering an educational model that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. We offer students a wide range of innovative and individualized instructional choices.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

iLead

“iLEAD Exploration is passionate about personalized learning. By utilizing iLEAD’s program offerings, staff and vendors, families are encouraged to create a learning environment just right for each uniquely gifted learner in their home…. Families blend rigor with creativity and flexibility to enrich their child’s learning. Our dedicated, caring and highly qualified educational facilitators partner with your family to provide encouragement, support, and expertise. iLEAD Exploration also values community, providing opportunities to foster friendships through a variety of field trips, service projects, park days, and parent gatherings.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.

Sky Mountain Charter School (SMCS)

SMCS is a K-12 charter school managed by Innovative Education Management. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, utilizing provided materials, resources and supportive instruction, all while promoting real-life context-based learning.  Our Education Specialists (ESs) are highly trained, credentialed professionals who are available to serve parents as needed in home-based and independent study learning environments.” Serving Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Springs Charter Schools

“Springs Charter Schools values parent choice. We know a one-size-fits-all approach to education doesn’t work. That’s why we’ve created a diverse set of program offerings. Many of our parents choose to Homeschool full-time while others choose two to five days of a blended model which combines classroom instruction with home study.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.

 

 

Madera County Charter Schools

Chawanakee Academy

“Chawanakee Academy is a K-12 public school that is part of the Chawanakee Unified School District…. Chawanakee Academy will offer home school/independent study families the services of a certified teacher who is supportive of the philosophy and committed to helping parents and students succeed.  It offers and encourages the use of all district services and materials….  In addition, a parent meeting to discuss successes and any problems you may be having, will be arranged on a regular basis.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Dunlap Leadership Academy (DLA)

DLA is an online charter school that serves students in grades 9-12.  “Students can study at their own pace, on their own schedule, catch up with credits or even graduate early and take college classes. We offer three locations to work, besides the comfort of your own home, library or free wifi centers.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Mountain Home School Charter

“Mountain Home School Charter is a personalized learning charter school providing the best of home school instruction and school-based instruction…. Much of the student’s work is done independently, but we also support them with on-site classes, assessment, and academic counseling. The independent portion is guided with frequent meetings, specialized curriculum, and significant assessment.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Sierra Charter School

Sierra is a K-12 charter school serving students throughout the Central Valley. “Through independent study and classroom instruction, students have fun doing hands-on activities and labs, and getting to know their teachers and peers in a safe, caring learning environment.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties.

 

 

Marin County Charter Schools

Mark West Charter School

The K-8 Independent Home Study Program features family partnership with credentialed Independent Home Study teacher; access to California Standards-based curriculum; weekly family meetings with Independent Home Study teacher to create learning plan and to check instructional resources; review of student work and selection of samples for portfolio; networking with other homeschooling families throughout Sonoma County; and enrichment and lesson extension options provided weekly. Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Orchard View School (OVS)

Orchard View School is a K-12 independent study charter school, chartered by the Twin Hills School District. “Utilizing a non-traditional learning environment, Orchard View School treats each student as a person with unique needs, skills, goals, and interests…. Students meet regularly with a credentialed supervising teacher who works with the parents and students to develop and monitor the academic program. OVS students have the opportunity to work independently at home, attend on-campus classes, enroll in classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College, participate in community activities and gain work experience.”  Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Pathways Charter School

“Pathways is categorized as an independent study public charter school. We receive our funding from the state, have credentialed teachers and follow the state standards. However, we do all of this by designing personalized learning plans for students which incorporate a variety of instructional methods (textbook work, online courses and curriculum, on-site learning center classes, vendor classes and parent-led co-ops)…. A majority of the learning goes on in the home… We do have regional learning centers where students may go for weekly classes, and we offer monthly field trips and other socialization and academic enrichment activities.” Serving Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

 

 

Mariposa County Charter Schools

Chawanakee Academy

“Chawanakee Academy is a K-12 public school that is part of the Chawanakee Unified School District…. Chawanakee Academy will offer home school/independent study families the services of a certificated teacher who is supportive of the philosophy and committed to helping parents and students succeed.  It offers and encourages the use of all district services and materials….  In addition, a parent meeting to discuss successes and any problems you may be having, will be arranged on a regular basis.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Connecting Waters Charter School

“Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Dunlap Leadership Academy (DLA)

DLA is an online charter school that serves students in grades 9-12.  “Students can study at their own pace, on their own schedule, catch up with credits or even graduate early and take college classes. We offer three locations to work, besides the comfort of your own home, library or free wifi centers.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

This school “provides TK-12 home-based instruction. Families that participate in the school program are embraced with a strong focus on academics combined with a warm, supportive, and communicative atmosphere created by the staff.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hickman Community Charter District

“The climate of Hickman Community Charter District is one of caring, involved teamwork with a common goal of success for all children.  We take pride in teaching the whole child through a commitment to academics, the arts, and physical fitness.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Mountain Home School Charter

“Mountain Home School Charter is a personalized learning charter school providing the best of home school instruction and school-based instruction…. Much of the student’s work is done independently, but we also support them with on-site classes, assessment, and academic counseling. The independent portion is guided with frequent meetings, specialized curriculum, and significant assessment.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Sierra Charter School

Sierra is a K-12 charter school serving students throughout the Central Valley. “Through independent study and classroom instruction, students have fun doing hands-on activities and labs, and getting to know their teachers and peers in a safe, caring learning environment.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties.

 

 

Mendocino County Charter Schools

Coastal Grove Charter School

Coastal Grove Charter School is a “a public charter school guided by the core principles of Public Waldorf Education.” Families in the Homeschool Program receive The Oak Meadow Curriculum: a comprehensive curriculum that covers your child’s year of study (see overview and lesson sample); a yearly budget for specialty classes at Coastal Grove, community classes, and supplementary supplies; parent/student workshops; field trips; festivals; a resource center with library and supplies for check-out and purchase; and a credentialed teacher to act as an advisor and partner in your child’s education.” Serving Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

Mark West Charter School

The K-8 Independent Home Study Program features family partnership with credentialed Independent Home Study teacher; access to California Standards-based curriculum; weekly family meetings with Independent Home Study teacher to create learning plan and to check instructional resources; review of student work and selection of samples for portfolio; networking with other homeschooling families throughout Sonoma County; and enrichment and lesson extension options provided weekly. Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Orchard View School (OVS)

Orchard View School is a K-12 independent study charter school, chartered by the Twin Hills School District. “Utilizing a non-traditional learning environment, Orchard View School treats each student as a person with unique needs, skills, goals, and interests…. Students meet regularly with a credentialed supervising teacher who works with the parents and students to develop and monitor the academic program. OVS students have the opportunity to work independently at home, attend on-campus classes, enroll in classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College, participate in community activities and gain work experience.”  Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

 

 

Merced County Charter Schools

Chawanakee Academy

“Chawanakee Academy is a K-12 public school that is part of the Chawanakee Unified School District…. Chawanakee Academy will offer home school/independent study families the services of a certificated teacher who is supportive of the philosophy and committed to helping parents and students succeed.  It offers and encourages the use of all district services and materials….  In addition, a parent meeting to discuss successes and any problems you may be having, will be arranged on a regular basis.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Connecting Waters Charter School

“Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Dunlap Leadership Academy (DLA)

DLA is an online charter school that serves students in grades 9-12.  “Students can study at their own pace, on their own schedule, catch up with credits or even graduate early and take college classes. We offer three locations to work, besides the comfort of your own home, library or free wifi centers.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

This school “provides TK-12 home-based instruction. Families that participate in the school program are embraced with a strong focus on academics combined with a warm, supportive, and communicative atmosphere created by the staff.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hickman Community Charter District

“The climate of Hickman Community Charter District is one of caring, involved teamwork with a common goal of success for all children.  We take pride in teaching the whole child through a commitment to academics, the arts, and physical fitness.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Mountain Home School Charter

“Mountain Home School Charter is a personalized learning charter school providing the best of home school instruction and school-based instruction…. Much of the student’s work is done independently, but we also support them with on-site classes, assessment, and academic counseling. The independent portion is guided with frequent meetings, specialized curriculum, and significant assessment.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Sierra Charter School

Sierra is a K-12 charter school serving students throughout the Central Valley. “Through independent study and classroom instruction, students have fun doing hands-on activities and labs, and getting to know their teachers and peers in a safe, caring learning environment.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties.

 

 

Modoc County Charter Schools

Shasta Charter Academy (SCA)

“Shasta Charter Academy, grades 9-12, honors and serves the family’s choice to personalize learning according to their children’s strengths. We meet the educational needs of our students using an educational model called Personalized Learning.  Using six different methods of instruction, including homeschooling, and taking into account student learning styles and educational or career goals, we create learning plans specific to each student’s needs.  Students are partnered with a fantastic teacher, who we call a facilitator, that is trained in Personalized Learning.” Serving Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

 

 

Mono County Charter Schools

Chawanakee Academy

“Chawanakee Academy is a K-12 public school that is part of the Chawanakee Unified School District…. Chawanakee Academy will offer home school/independent study families the services of a certificated teacher who is supportive of the philosophy and committed to helping parents and students succeed.  It offers and encourages the use of all district services and materials….  In addition, a parent meeting to discuss successes and any problems you may be having, will be arranged on a regular basis.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Dunlap Leadership Academy (DLA)

DLA is an online charter school that serves students in grades 9-12.  “Students can study at their own pace, on their own schedule, catch up with credits or even graduate early and take college classes. We offer three locations to work, besides the comfort of your own home, library or free wifi centers.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

Mountain Home School Charter

“Mountain Home School Charter is a personalized learning charter school providing the best of home school instruction and school-based instruction…. Much of the student’s work is done independently, but we also support them with on-site classes, assessment, and academic counseling. The independent portion is guided with frequent meetings, specialized curriculum, and significant assessment.” Serving Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Mono counties.

 

 

Monterey County Charter Schools

Monterey County Home Charter School

“Monterey County Home Charter School would like to welcome you to our home school and independent study programs. Whether you are a continuing student or a new family, we promise to support you in your endeavor to educate your student in an alternative educational setting. Our reputation and success are direct results of our students’ collective commitment and our parents’ involvement. Monterey County Home Charter School’s programs afford students with an individualized program that focuses on the California state standards.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz counties. 

Ocean Grove Charter School (OGCS)

OGCS is a “public charter school utilizing an independent study, distance learning and homeschool model…. Parent’s work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, select individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.

 

 

Napa County Charter Schools

Mark West Charter School

The K-8 Independent Home Study Program features family partnership with credentialed Independent Home Study teacher; access to California Standards-based curriculum; weekly family meetings with Independent Home Study teacher to create learning plan and to check instructional resources; review of student work and selection of samples for portfolio; networking with other homeschooling families throughout Sonoma County; and enrichment and lesson extension options provided weekly. Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Orchard View School (OVS)

Orchard View School is a K-12 independent study charter school, chartered by the Twin Hills School District. “Utilizing a non-traditional learning environment, Orchard View School treats each student as a person with unique needs, skills, goals, and interests…. Students meet regularly with a credentialed supervising teacher who works with the parents and students to develop and monitor the academic program. OVS students have the opportunity to work independently at home, attend on-campus classes, enroll in classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College, participate in community activities and gain work experience.”  Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Pathways Charter School

“Pathways is categorized as an independent study public charter school. We receive our funding from the state, have credentialed teachers and follow the state standards. However, we do all of this by designing personalized learning plans for students which incorporate a variety of instructional methods (textbook work, online courses and curriculum, on-site learning center classes, vendor classes and parent-led co-ops)…. A majority of the learning goes on in the home… We do have regional learning centers where students may go for weekly classes, and we offer monthly field trips and other socialization and academic enrichment activities.” Serving Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

 

 

Nevada County Charter Schools

Community Options for Resources in Education (CORE) Charter School

CORE is an independent K-12 charter school offering online, blended, and home study options. “The Personalized Learning system of education followed by CORE is a unique, blended classroom and non-classroom-based public educational model. On the leading edge, it honors and recognizes the unique gifts, skills, passions, and attributes of each child.” Serving Butte, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Horizon Charter Schools

“Horizon Charter Schools (HCS) is one of the region’s oldest and largest public charter schools. We’re also one of the most innovative. We offer multiple learning options and more support for parents and students than most other charter schools.”  Serving El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School

“Twin Ridges Home Study has been providing families with [K-8] home schooling support and enrichment programs since 1978. For the last 40-plus years, the school, staff and families have developed a strong, knowledgeable team with a commitment to every unique student. Families can expect a resourceful staff and flexible home study program.” Serving Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Yuba counties.

 

 

Orange County Charter Schools

Epic Charter Schools

Epic provides “a unique opportunity for students, with their parents/guardians, to partner with a credentialed teacher to realize each student’s individual potential. Epic practices consistent, positive, two-way communication so students and parents will always know the status of the education process. We serve grades TK-12th and offer an individualized, online curriculum which will bring out the excitement each student should experience during the learning process. Students will find they want to continue to learn each and every day.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Elite Academic Academy

Elite Academic Academy offers virtual, homeschool and blended options for homeschooling families. “Elite students have the unique opportunity to choose from a wide range of independent study and elective options….  In addition to receiving an exceptional academic education, Elite students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs where they can pursue extracurricular or career/vocational interests” in athletics, career technical fields, visual and performing arts, and travel.  Serving Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Excel Academy

“Excel Academy is a tuition-free charter school program where teachers and parents partner together…. Excel Academy integrates high-quality education into our flexible learning plans. Our education is rooted in hands-on learning, personalized schedules, and proven systems of support to ensure your child’s unique needs are met and exceeded.” Servin Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

Greater San Diego Academy

A charter homeschool serving TK-12 students. “The school was designed to improve services to existing independent study and homeschooling students” and offers “an individualized program which recognizes their special needs, exceptional skills, and creative talents…. Parents remain the main influence in their child’s life” and receive exceptional guidance and resources to assist them with academic planning – for free.”  Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

iLead

“iLEAD Exploration is passionate about personalized learning. By utilizing iLEAD’s program offerings, staff and vendors, families are encouraged to create a learning environment just right for each uniquely gifted learner in their home…. Families blend rigor with creativity and flexibility to enrich their child’s learning. Our dedicated, caring and highly qualified educational facilitators partner with your family to provide encouragement, support and expertise. iLEAD Exploration also values community, providing opportunities to foster friendships through a variety of field trips, service projects, park days and parent gatherings.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.

Journey School Independent Study Program

“Journey School’s Independent Study is a free, voluntary educational program that gives parents the opportunity to educate their child from home with professional guidance from a Waldorf-certified and CA credentialed supervising teacher. Curriculum, high-quality materials, and one-on-one support are provided to assist parents with instruction to help ensure student success. Independent Study is currently being offered to students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Our Independent Study Program offers home-based and hybrid classes.”

Julian Charter School (JCS)

JCS is a “K-12 non-classroom-based charter school…. The Home Study Program includes three options – the portfolio program whereby parents / guardians design the students’ course of study with the assistance of an educational facilitator (similar to the K-8 program described above), the specialist program where the curriculum is designed by a highly qualified teacher and overseen by an educational facilitator in conjunction with the parent-teacher, and the INSITE program whereby a teacher designs and supports the students’ educational program.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties.

The Learning Choice (TLC) Academy

“TLC is a public hybrid homeschool. We incorporate both school and parent involvement in educating students. Families can choose between a 100% homeschool program, or a hybrid program, with 3 days at school and 2 days at home.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Sky Mountain Charter School (SMCS)

SMCS is a K-12 charter school managed by Innovative Education Management. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, utilizing provided materials, resources and supportive instruction, all while promoting real-life context-based learning.  Our Education Specialists (ESs) are highly trained, credentialed professionals who are available to serve parents as needed in home-based and independent study learning environments.” Serving Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Springs Charter Schools

“Springs Charter Schools values parent choice. We know a one-size-fits-all approach to education doesn’t work. That’s why we’ve created a diverse set of program offerings. Many of our parents choose to Homeschool full-time while others choose two to five days of a blended model which combines classroom instruction with home study.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.

 

 

Placer County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Community Options for Resources in Education (CORE) Charter School

CORE is an independent K-12 charter school offering online, blended, and home study options. “The Personalized Learning system of education followed by CORE is a unique, blended classroom and non-classroom-based public educational model. On the leading edge, it honors and recognizes the unique gifts, skills, passions, and attributes of each child.” Serving Butte, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Horizon Charter Schools

“Horizon Charter Schools (HCS) is one of the region’s oldest and largest public charter schools. We’re also one of the most innovative. We offer multiple learning options and more support for parents and students than most other charter schools.”  Serving El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Natomas Charter School (NCS)

“From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system.” The NCS PACT Academy “serves families in grades kindergarten through 8th grade” and specializes “in assisting homeschool families in creating a handcrafted, completely individualized education through a family, home, and school partnership.” Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter Charter School is a parent choice K-12 charter school. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources, and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School

“Twin Ridges Home Study has been providing families with [K-8] homeschooling support and enrichment programs since 1978. For the last 40-plus years, the school, staff, and families have developed a strong, knowledgeable team with a commitment to every unique student. Families can expect a resourceful staff and flexible home study program.” Serving Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Yuba counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

 

Plumas County Charter Schools

Plumas Charter School

“Plumas Charter School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Plumas and adjacent counties. Our personalized learning approach includes independent study, concurrent college enrollment, enrichment activities, online curricula, electives, and center-based courses in Quincy, Indian Valley, and Chester.” Serving Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, and Yuba counties.

Shasta Charter Academy (SCA)

“Shasta Charter Academy, grades 9-12, honors and serves the family’s choice to personalize learning according to their children’s strengths. We meet the educational needs of our students using an educational model called Personalized Learning.  Using six different methods of instruction, including homeschooling, and taking into account student learning styles and educational or career goals, we create learning plans specific to each student’s needs.  Students are partnered with a fantastic teacher, who we call a facilitator, that is trained in Personalized Learning.” Serving Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

 

 

Riverside County Charter Schools

Epic Charter Schools

Epic provides “a unique opportunity for students, with their parents/guardians, to partner with a credentialed teacher to realize each student’s individual potential. Epic practices consistent, positive, two-way communication so students and parents will always know the status of the education process. We serve grades TK-12th and offer an individualized, online curriculum which will bring out the excitement each student should experience during the learning process. Students will find they want to continue to learn each and every day.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Elite Academic Academy

Elite Academic Academy offers virtual, homeschool and blended options for homeschooling families. “Elite students have the unique opportunity to choose from a wide range of independent study and elective options….  In addition to receiving an exceptional academic education, Elite students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs where they can pursue extracurricular or career/vocational interests” in athletics, career technical fields, visual and performing arts, and travel.  Serving Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Excel Academy

“Excel Academy is a tuition-free charter school program where teachers and parents partner together…. Excel Academy integrates high-quality education into our flexible learning plans. Our education is rooted in hands-on learning, personalized schedules, and proven systems of support to ensure your child’s unique needs are met and exceeded.” Servin Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

Greater San Diego Academy

A charter homeschool serving TK-12 students. “The school was designed to improve services to existing independent study and homeschooling students” and offers “an individualized program which recognizes their special needs, exceptional skills, and creative talents…. Parents remain the main influence in their child’s life” and receive exceptional guidance and resources to assist them with academic planning – for free.”  Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Julian Charter School (JCS)

JCS is a “K-12 non-classroom-based charter school…. The Home Study Program includes three options – the portfolio program whereby parents / guardians design the students’ course of study with the assistance of an educational facilitator (similar to the K-8 program described above), the specialist program where the curriculum is designed by a highly qualified teacher and overseen by an educational facilitator in conjunction with the parent-teacher, and the INSITE program whereby a teacher designs and supports the students’ educational program.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties.

The Learning Choice (TLC) Academy

“TLC is a public hybrid homeschool. We incorporate both school and parent involvement in educating students. Families can choose between a 100% homeschool program, or a hybrid program, with 3 days at school and 2 days at home.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Sky Mountain Charter School (SMCS)

SMCS is a K-12 charter school managed by Innovative Education Management. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, utilizing provided materials, resources and supportive instruction, all while promoting real-life context-based learning.  Our Education Specialists (ESs) are highly trained, credentialed professionals who are available to serve parents as needed in home-based and independent study learning environments.” Serving Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Springs Charter Schools

“Springs Charter Schools values parent choice. We know a one-size-fits-all approach to education doesn’t work. That’s why we’ve created a diverse set of program offerings. Many of our parents choose to Homeschool full-time while others choose two to five days of a blended model which combines classroom instruction with home study.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.

 

 

Sacramento County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Horizon Charter Schools

“Horizon Charter Schools (HCS) is one of the region’s oldest and largest public charter schools. We’re also one of the most innovative. We offer multiple learning options and more support for parents and students than most other charter schools.”  Serving El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Natomas Charter School (NCS)

“From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system.” The NCS PACT Academy “serves families in grades kindergarten through 8th grade” and specializes “in assisting homeschool families in creating a handcrafted, completely individualized education through a family, home, and school partnership.” Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter Charter School is a parent choice K-12 charter school. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

San Benito County Charter Schools

Monterey County Home Charter School

“Monterey County Home Charter School would like to welcome you to our home school and independent study programs. Whether you are a continuing student or a new family, we promise to support you in your endeavor to educate your student in an alternative educational setting. Our reputation and success are direct results of our students’ collective commitment and our parents’ involvement. Monterey County Home Charter School’s programs afford students with an individualized program that focuses on the California state standards.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz counties. 

Ocean Grove Charter School (OGCS)

OGCS is a “public charter school utilizing an independent study, distance learning and homeschool model…. Parent’s work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, select individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.

 

San Bernardino County Charter Schools

Epic Charter Schools

Epic provides “a unique opportunity for students, with their parents/guardians, to partner with a credentialed teacher to realize each student’s individual potential. Epic practices consistent, positive, two-way communication so students and parents will always know the status of the education process. We serve grades TK-12th and offer an individualized, online curriculum which will bring out the excitement each student should experience during the learning process. Students will find they want to continue to learn each and every day.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Elite Academic Academy

Elite Academic Academy offers virtual, homeschool and blended options for homeschooling families. “Elite students have the unique opportunity to choose from a wide range of independent study and elective options….  In addition to receiving an exceptional academic education, Elite students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs where they can pursue extracurricular or career/vocational interests” in athletics, career technical fields, visual and performing arts, and travel.  Serving Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Excel Academy

“Excel Academy is a tuition-free charter school program where teachers and parents partner together…. Excel Academy integrates high-quality education into our flexible learning plans. Our education is rooted in hands-on learning, personalized schedules, and proven systems of support to ensure your child’s unique needs are met and exceeded.” Servin Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

Julian Charter School (JCS)

JCS is a “K-12 non-classroom-based charter school…. The Home Study Program includes three options – the portfolio program whereby parents / guardians design the students’ course of study with the assistance of an educational facilitator (similar to the K-8 program described above), the specialist program where the curriculum is designed by a highly qualified teacher and overseen by an educational facilitator in conjunction with the parent-teacher, and the INSITE program whereby a teacher designs and supports the students’ educational program.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties.

iLead

“iLEAD Exploration is passionate about personalized learning. By utilizing iLEAD’s program offerings, staff and vendors, families are encouraged to create a learning environment just right for each uniquely gifted learner in their home…. Families blend rigor with creativity and flexibility to enrich their child’s learning. Our dedicated, caring and highly qualified educational facilitators partner with your family to provide encouragement, support and expertise. iLEAD Exploration also values community, providing opportunities to foster friendships through a variety of field trips, service projects, park days and parent gatherings.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.

Sky Mountain Charter School (SMCS)

SMCS is a K-12 charter school managed by Innovative Education Management. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community-based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, utilizing provided materials, resources and supportive instruction, all while promoting real-life context-based learning.  Our Education Specialists (ESs) are highly trained, credentialed professionals who are available to serve parents as needed in home-based and independent study learning environments.” Serving Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.

Springs Charter Schools

“Springs Charter Schools values parent choice. We know a one-size-fits-all approach to education doesn’t work. That’s why we’ve created a diverse set of program offerings. Many of our parents choose to Homeschool full-time while others choose two to five days of a blended model which combines classroom instruction with home study.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.

 

 

San Diego County Charter Schools

Charter School of San Diego (CSSD)

“CSSD is an independent study, academic intervention program serving grades 6 through 12…. Every CSSD student enjoys the benefits of a custom-built course plan, one-on-one attention from teachers, individualized college and career planning, and a flexible schedule that meets their academic and personal needs…. Teachers are actively involved with students and families, engaging with parents on a weekly basis through formal meetings, home visits, phone calls, and emails. Families are considered part of the learning ‘team’ and an integral part of the learning process.

Epic Charter Schools

Epic provides “a unique opportunity for students, with their parents/guardians, to partner with a credentialed teacher to realize each student’s individual potential. Epic practices consistent, positive, two-way communication so students and parents will always know the status of the education process. We serve grades TK-12th and offer an individualized, online curriculum which will bring out the excitement each student should experience during the learning process. Students will find they want to continue to learn each and every day.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Elite Academic Academy

Elite Academic Academy offers virtual, homeschool and blended options for homeschooling families. “Elite students have the unique opportunity to choose from a wide range of independent study and elective options….  In addition to receiving an exceptional academic education, Elite students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs where they can pursue extracurricular or career/vocational interests” in athletics, career technical fields, visual and performing arts, and travel.  Serving Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Excel Academy

“Excel Academy is a tuition-free charter school program where teachers and parents partner together…. Excel Academy integrates high-quality education into our flexible learning plans. Our education is rooted in hands-on learning, personalized schedules, and proven systems of support to ensure your child’s unique needs are met and exceeded.” Servin Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

Greater San Diego Academy

A charter homeschool serving TK-12 students. “The school was designed to improve services to existing independent study and homeschooling students” and offers “an individualized program which recognizes their special needs, exceptional skills, and creative talents…. Parents remain the main influence in their child’s life” and receive exceptional guidance and resources to assist them with academic planning – for free.”  Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Julian Charter School (JCS)

JCS is a “K-12 non-classroom-based charter school…. The Home Study Program includes three options – the portfolio program whereby parents / guardians design the students’ course of study with the assistance of an educational facilitator (similar to the K-8 program described above), the specialist program where the curriculum is designed by a highly qualified teacher and overseen by an educational facilitator in conjunction with the parent-teacher, and the INSITE program whereby a teacher designs and supports the students’ educational program.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego counties.

The Learning Choice (TLC) Academy

“TLC is a public hybrid homeschool. We incorporate both school and parent involvement in educating students. Families can choose between a 100% homeschool program, or a hybrid program, with 3 days at school and 2 days at home.” Serving Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

Mt. Everest Academy

Mt. Everest Academy, part of the San Diego Unified School District, offers “a rich K-12 learning opportunity that promotes individualized learning and supports direct, daily family involvement in the education process utilizing a broad array of resources to prepare our students to be active participants in a dynamic ever-changing community and world.

Springs Charter Schools

“Springs Charter Schools values parent choice. We know a one-size-fits-all approach to education doesn’t work. That’s why we’ve created a diverse set of program offerings. Many of our parents choose to Homeschool full-time while others choose two to five days of a blended model which combines classroom instruction with home study.” Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.

 

 

San Francisco County Charter Schools

 

 

San Joaquin County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Connecting Waters Charter School

“Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

This school “provides TK-12 home-based instruction. Families that participate in the school program are embraced with a strong focus on academics combined with a warm, supportive, and communicative atmosphere created by the staff.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hickman Community Charter District

“The climate of Hickman Community Charter District is one of caring, involved teamwork with a common goal of success for all children.  We take pride in teaching the whole child through a commitment to academics, the arts, and physical fitness.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Mountain Oaks School

“It is the mission of Mountain Oaks School to support homeschooling families so that students develop the academic, personal, social skills and qualities of lifelong learners…. The program is designed to meet unique personal and educational needs of students in grades kindergarten through twelve… This program is especially designed by and for homeschool families working closely with qualified educational consultants who are knowledgeable and supportive of the homeschool model.” Serving Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties.

Natomas Charter School (NCS)

“From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system.” The NCS PACT Academy “serves families in grades kindergarten through 8th grade” and specializes “in assisting homeschool families in creating a handcrafted, completely individualized education through a family, home, and school partnership.” Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

 

San Luis Obispo County Charter Schools

Monterey County Home Charter School

“Monterey County Home Charter School would like to welcome you to our home school and independent study programs. Whether you are a continuing student or a new family, we promise to support you in your endeavor to educate your student in an alternative educational setting. Our reputation and success are direct results of our students’ collective commitment and our parents’ involvement. Monterey County Home Charter School’s programs afford students with an individualized program that focuses on the California state standards.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz counties.

 

 

San Mateo County Charter Schools

Ocean Grove Charter School (OGCS)

OGCS is a “public charter school utilizing an independent study, distance learning and homeschool model…. Parent’s work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, select individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.

 

 

Santa Barbara County Charter Schools

Golden Valley Charter School (GVCS)

GVCS is a public, non-classroom-based program, focused on personalized learning for students in grades TK-12. We make personal choice in education a priority in our charter school. GVCS is a Personalized Learning School, offering an educational model that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. We offer students a wide range of innovative and individualized instructional choices.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

 

 

Santa Clara County Charter Schools

Connecting Waters Charter School

“Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

This school “provides TK-12 home-based instruction. Families that participate in the school program are embraced with a strong focus on academics combined with a warm, supportive, and communicative atmosphere created by the staff.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hickman Community Charter District

“The climate of Hickman Community Charter District is one of caring, involved teamwork with a common goal of success for all children.  We take pride in teaching the whole child through a commitment to academics, the arts, and physical fitness.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Ocean Grove Charter School (OGCS)

OGCS is a “public charter school utilizing an independent study, distance learning and homeschool model…. Parent’s work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, select individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.

 

 

Santa Cruz County Charter Schools

Monterey County Home Charter School

“Monterey County Home Charter School would like to welcome you to our home school and independent study programs. Whether you are a continuing student or a new family, we promise to support you in your endeavor to educate your student in an alternative educational setting. Our reputation and success are direct results of our students’ collective commitment and our parents’ involvement. Monterey County Home Charter School’s programs afford students with an individualized program that focuses on the California state standards.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz counties. 

Ocean Grove Charter School (OGCS)

OGCS is a “public charter school utilizing an independent study, distance learning and homeschool model…. Parent’s work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, select individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.

 

 

Shasta County Charter Schools

Plumas Charter School

“Plumas Charter School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Plumas and adjacent counties. Our personalized learning approach includes independent study, concurrent college enrollment, enrichment activities, online curricula, electives, and center-based courses in Quincy, Indian Valley, and Chester.” Serving Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, and Yuba counties.

Shasta Charter Academy (SCA)

“Shasta Charter Academy, grades 9-12, honors and serves the family’s choice to personalize learning according to their children’s strengths. We meet the educational needs of our students using an educational model called Personalized Learning.  Using six different methods of instruction, including homeschooling, and taking into account student learning styles and educational or career goals, we create learning plans specific to each student’s needs.  Students are partnered with a fantastic teacher, who we call a facilitator, that is trained in Personalized Learning.” Serving Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

 

 

Sierra County Charter Schools

Community Options for Resources in Education (CORE) Charter School

CORE is an independent K-12 charter school offering online, blended, and home study options. “The Personalized Learning system of education followed by CORE is a unique, blended classroom and non-classroom-based public educational model. On the leading edge, it honors and recognizes the unique gifts, skills, passions, and attributes of each child.” Serving Butte, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Plumas Charter School

“Plumas Charter School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Plumas and adjacent counties. Our personalized learning approach includes independent study, concurrent college enrollment, enrichment activities, online curricula, electives, and center-based courses in Quincy, Indian Valley, and Chester.” Serving Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, and Yuba counties.

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School

“Twin Ridges Home Study has been providing families with [K-8] home schooling support and enrichment programs since 1978. For the last 40-plus years, the school, staff and families have developed a strong, knowledgeable team with a commitment to every unique student. Families can expect a resourceful staff and flexible home study program.” Serving Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Yuba counties.

 

 

Siskiyou County Charter Schools

Coastal Grove Charter School

Coastal Grove Charter School is a “a public charter school guided by the core principles of Public Waldorf Education.” Families in the Homeschool Program receive The Oak Meadow Curriculum: a comprehensive curriculum that covers your child’s year of study (see overview and lesson sample); a yearly budget for specialty classes at Coastal Grove, community classes, and supplementary supplies; parent/student workshops; field trips; festivals; a resource center with library and supplies for check-out and purchase; and a credentialed teacher to act as an advisor and partner in your child’s education.” Serving Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

Shasta Charter Academy (SCA)

“Shasta Charter Academy, grades 9-12, honors and serves the family’s choice to personalize learning according to their children’s strengths. We meet the educational needs of our students using an educational model called Personalized Learning.  Using six different methods of instruction, including homeschooling, and taking into account student learning styles and educational or career goals, we create learning plans specific to each student’s needs.  Students are partnered with a fantastic teacher, who we call a facilitator, that is trained in Personalized Learning.” Serving Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

 

 

Solano County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Orchard View School (OVS)

Orchard View School is a K-12 independent study charter school, chartered by the Twin Hills School District. “Utilizing a non-traditional learning environment, Orchard View School treats each student as a person with unique needs, skills, goals, and interests…. Students meet regularly with a credentialed supervising teacher who works with the parents and students to develop and monitor the academic program. OVS students have the opportunity to work independently at home, attend on-campus classes, enroll in classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College, participate in community activities and gain work experience.”  Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Mark West Charter School

The K-8 Independent Home Study Program features family partnership with credentialed Independent Home Study teacher; access to California Standards-based curriculum; weekly family meetings with Independent Home Study teacher to create learning plan and to check instructional resources; review of student work and selection of samples for portfolio; networking with other homeschooling families throughout Sonoma County; and enrichment and lesson extension options provided weekly. Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Natomas Charter School (NCS)

“From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system.” The NCS PACT Academy “serves families in grades kindergarten through 8th grade” and specializes “in assisting homeschool families in creating a handcrafted, completely individualized education through a family, home, and school partnership.” Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Pathways Charter School

“Pathways is categorized as an independent study public charter school. We receive our funding from the state, have credentialed teachers and follow the state standards. However, we do all of this by designing personalized learning plans for students which incorporate a variety of instructional methods (textbook work, online courses and curriculum, on-site learning center classes, vendor classes and parent-led co-ops)…. A majority of the learning goes on in the home… We do have regional learning centers where students may go for weekly classes, and we offer monthly field trips and other socialization and academic enrichment activities.” Serving Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

 

Sonoma County Charter Schools

Mark West Charter School

The K-8 Independent Home Study Program features family partnership with credentialed Independent Home Study teacher; access to California Standards-based curriculum; weekly family meetings with Independent Home Study teacher to create learning plan and to check instructional resources; review of student work and selection of samples for portfolio; networking with other homeschooling families throughout Sonoma County; and enrichment and lesson extension options provided weekly. Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Orchard View School (OVS)

Orchard View School is a K-12 independent study charter school, chartered by the Twin Hills School District. “Utilizing a non-traditional learning environment, Orchard View School treats each student as a person with unique needs, skills, goals, and interests…. Students meet regularly with a credentialed supervising teacher who works with the parents and students to develop and monitor the academic program. OVS students have the opportunity to work independently at home, attend on-campus classes, enroll in classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College, participate in community activities and gain work experience.”  Serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Pathways Charter School

“Pathways is categorized as an independent study public charter school. We receive our funding from the state, have credentialed teachers and follow the state standards. However, we do all of this by designing personalized learning plans for students which incorporate a variety of instructional methods (textbook work, online courses and curriculum, on-site learning center classes, vendor classes and parent-led co-ops)…. A majority of the learning goes on in the home… We do have regional learning centers where students may go for weekly classes, and we offer monthly field trips and other socialization and academic enrichment activities.” Serving Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

 

 

Stanislaus County Charter Schools

Connecting Waters Charter School

“Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

This school “provides TK-12 home-based instruction. Families that participate in the school program are embraced with a strong focus on academics combined with a warm, supportive, and communicative atmosphere created by the staff.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hickman Community Charter District

“The climate of Hickman Community Charter District is one of caring, involved teamwork with a common goal of success for all children.  We take pride in teaching the whole child through a commitment to academics, the arts, and physical fitness.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Mountain Oaks School

“It is the mission of Mountain Oaks School to support homeschooling families so that students develop the academic, personal, social skills and qualities of lifelong learners…. The program is designed to meet unique personal and educational needs of students in grades kindergarten through twelve… This program is especially designed by and for homeschool families working closely with qualified educational consultants who are knowledgeable and supportive of the homeschool model.” Serving Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties.

 

 

Sutter County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Community Options for Resources in Education (CORE) Charter School

CORE is an independent K-12 charter school offering online, blended, and home study options. “The Personalized Learning system of education followed by CORE is a unique, blended classroom and non-classroom-based public educational model. On the leading edge, it honors and recognizes the unique gifts, skills, passions, and attributes of each child.” Serving Butte, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Horizon Charter Schools

“Horizon Charter Schools (HCS) is one of the region’s oldest and largest public charter schools. We’re also one of the most innovative. We offer multiple learning options and more support for parents and students than most other charter schools.”  Serving El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Natomas Charter School (NCS)

“From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system.” The NCS PACT Academy “serves families in grades kindergarten through 8th grade” and specializes “in assisting homeschool families in creating a handcrafted, completely individualized education through a family, home, and school partnership.” Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter Charter School is a parent choice K-12 charter school. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

 

Tehama County Charter Schools

Plumas Charter School

“Plumas Charter School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Plumas and adjacent counties. Our personalized learning approach includes independent study, concurrent college enrollment, enrichment activities, online curricula, electives, and center-based courses in Quincy, Indian Valley, and Chester.” Serving Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, and Yuba counties.

Shasta Charter Academy (SCA)

“Shasta Charter Academy, grades 9-12, honors and serves the family’s choice to personalize learning according to their children’s strengths. We meet the educational needs of our students using an educational model called Personalized Learning.  Using six different methods of instruction, including homeschooling, and taking into account student learning styles and educational or career goals, we create learning plans specific to each student’s needs.  Students are partnered with a fantastic teacher, who we call a facilitator, that is trained in Personalized Learning.” Serving Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

 

 

Trinity County Charter Schools

Coastal Grove Charter School

Coastal Grove Charter School is a “a public charter school guided by the core principles of Public Waldorf Education.” Families in the Homeschool Program receive The Oak Meadow Curriculum: a comprehensive curriculum that covers your child’s year of study (see overview and lesson sample); a yearly budget for specialty classes at Coastal Grove, community classes, and supplementary supplies; parent/student workshops; field trips; festivals; a resource center with library and supplies for check-out and purchase; and a credentialed teacher to act as an advisor and partner in your child’s education.” Serving Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou, and Trinity counties.

Shasta Charter Academy (SCA)

“Shasta Charter Academy, grades 9-12, honors and serves the family’s choice to personalize learning according to their children’s strengths. We meet the educational needs of our students using an educational model called Personalized Learning.  Using six different methods of instruction, including homeschooling, and taking into account student learning styles and educational or career goals, we create learning plans specific to each student’s needs.  Students are partnered with a fantastic teacher, who we call a facilitator, that is trained in Personalized Learning.” Serving Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties.

 

 

Tulare County Charter Schools

Charter Home School Academy

“The mission of Charter Home School Academy is to provide a positive alternative for parents who want to meet a child’s needs by participating in their child’s education at home. Charter Home School Academy is based on the belief that each student can succeed and deserves an education that is rigorous and well defined…. Parents, working with credentialed teachers, prepare, monitor, and implement programs that enrich, challenge, and inspire students to embrace personalized academic success.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center (ERCLC)

ERCLC is a charter school for homeschool families and “is dedicated to supporting and empowering parents and students to take an active role in designing and implementing an educational program that ignites a passion for learning and stimulates the intellectual, emotional and physical health of a child.” Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.

Sierra Charter School

Sierra is a K-12 charter school serving students throughout the Central Valley. “Through independent study and classroom instruction, students have fun doing hands-on activities and labs, and getting to know their teachers and peers in a safe, caring learning environment.” Serving Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare counties.

 

 

Tuolomne County Charter Schools

Connecting Waters Charter School

“Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School

This school “provides TK-12 home-based instruction. Families that participate in the school program are embraced with a strong focus on academics combined with a warm, supportive, and communicative atmosphere created by the staff.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Hickman Community Charter District

“The climate of Hickman Community Charter District is one of caring, involved teamwork with a common goal of success for all children.  We take pride in teaching the whole child through a commitment to academics, the arts, and physical fitness.” Serving Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

 

 

Ventura County Charter Schools

Bridges Charter School

“Bridges Homeschool understands the importance of addressing all aspects of the child, including their social, emotional and intellectual growth. Our Homeschool program is one of the few programs in the county that is a hybrid program. Our home school students are on site two days a week and have many opportunities to integrate with students and our community in our site-based program.” Preference is given to students in the Conejo Valley Union School District and neighboring school districts.

Excel Academy

“Excel Academy is a tuition-free charter school program where teachers and parents partner together…. Excel Academy integrates high-quality education into our flexible learning plans. Our education is rooted in hands-on learning, personalized schedules, and proven systems of support to ensure your child’s unique needs are met and exceeded.” Servin Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

Golden Valley Charter School (GVCS)

GVCS is a public, non-classroom-based program, focused on personalized learning for students in grades TK-12. We make personal choice in education a priority in our charter school. GVCS is a Personalized Learning School, offering an educational model that is tailored to the needs of each individual student. We offer students a wide range of innovative and individualized instructional choices.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

iLead

“iLEAD Exploration is passionate about personalized learning. By utilizing iLEAD’s program offerings, staff and vendors, families are encouraged to create a learning environment just right for each uniquely gifted learner in their home…. Families blend rigor with creativity and flexibility to enrich their child’s learning. Our dedicated, caring and highly qualified educational facilitators partner with your family to provide encouragement, support and expertise. iLEAD Exploration also values community, providing opportunities to foster friendships through a variety of field trips, service projects, park days and parent gatherings.” Serving Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.

Valley Oak Charter (VOC)

VOC “is a home-based independent study program.  As a public charter school, Valley Oak is free of charge and welcomes students grades K-12 regardless of race or religious affiliation.  VOC stresses family involvement and individual responsibility. Our program provides homeschooling and parenting support, funding for curriculum materials and cooperative work and play in a multi-age setting.” Serving students in the Ojai Valley.

Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education

“Ventura Charter School serves homeschool families with students in grades K-5. Our Homeschool Program is a natural extension of our child-centered philosophy, which recognizes parents as partners in the educational process. Families who choose to homeschool with Ventura Charter School have a unique opportunity to both learn at home and to be a part of a nurturing school community which offers group classes and field trips…. Parents are given access to a wide-variety of instructional materials that are individually selected, as well as an opportunity to meet with a credentialed teacher on a regular basis to discuss curriculum, choose assignments, brainstorm ideas, and review student work.” Priority is given to applicants residing in the Ventura Unified School District.

 

 

Yolo County Charter Schools

Choices Charter School

“Choices Charter School is an educational public option for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to graduate confident, self-directed students who are contributors to their community. This is accomplished through a partnership with parents, students, staff and community in an extraordinary environment where student learning is individualized and relevant to student goals and future plans.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

Natomas Charter School (NCS)

“From the beginning, Natomas Charter School has sought to provide students and parents with expanded choices in the types of educational opportunities that are available within the public school system.” The NCS PACT Academy “serves families in grades kindergarten through 8th grade” and specializes “in assisting homeschool families in creating a handcrafted, completely individualized education through a family, home, and school partnership.” Serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter Charter School is a parent choice K-12 charter school. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Visions in Education Charter School

“We are a tuition-free public school that supports personalized learning in public education. We provide a high-quality standards-based education to Home School families (TK-12) and Independent Study High School students (9-12), including our University Prep High School program.” Serving Amador, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, and Yolo counties.

 

 

Yuba County Charter Schools

Community Options for Resources in Education (CORE) Charter School

CORE is an independent K-12 charter school offering online, blended, and home study options. “The Personalized Learning system of education followed by CORE is a unique, blended classroom and non-classroom-based public educational model. On the leading edge, it honors and recognizes the unique gifts, skills, passions, and attributes of each child.” Serving Butte, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Horizon Charter Schools

“Horizon Charter Schools (HCS) is one of the region’s oldest and largest public charter schools. We’re also one of the most innovative. We offer multiple learning options and more support for parents and students than most other charter schools.”  Serving El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Plumas Charter School

“Plumas Charter School serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade throughout Plumas and adjacent counties. Our personalized learning approach includes independent study, concurrent college enrollment, enrichment activities, online curricula, electives, and center-based courses in Quincy, Indian Valley, and Chester.” Serving Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, and Yuba counties.

South Sutter Charter School

South Sutter Charter School is a parent choice K-12 charter school. “Parents work with a California credentialed teacher to develop individualized learning opportunities by: choosing home-based or community based instruction, selecting individualized curriculum based on learning style and functioning grade level, providing materials, resources and supportive instruction, promoting real-life context-based learning.” Serving Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School

“Twin Ridges Home Study has been providing families with [K-8] home schooling support and enrichment programs since 1978. For the last 40-plus years, the school, staff and families have developed a strong, knowledgeable team with a commitment to every unique student. Families can expect a resourceful staff and flexible home study program.” Serving Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Yuba counties.

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