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California Resources For Homeschooling

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American Red Cross Bay Area’s Leadership Development Center
LDC is held at Mills College in Oakland annually in July. This 4-day, overnight camp is designed to build strong leaders and positive relationships among Bay Area Youth (entering grades 9-11). Homeschoolers invited and encouraged to attend.

Cal Alive
CD-rom (Mac & Win) software for studying the diverse biomes and ecological resources of California.

California Athletics for Home Schools
Offers a variety of classes and competitive sports for all ages, and in most areas of California.

California Foundation For Agriculture in the Classroom
Lesson plans and links to help you and your kids understand the role of agriculture in California. Lots of resources for 4H clubs.

California Golden State ScholarShare College Savings Trust
Tax-deferred, college savings program will help California families and others to save in order to meet the increasing costs of higher education.

California High School Proficiency Exam
The CHSPE is a way for teen homeschoolers to prove they have mastered high school subjects and graduate. Beginning with the April 2004 administration, the fee for taking the CHSPE will be $85. About the school code: we have been told to put “see attached” and include a copy of your R4 with a note saying it is a school with fewer than six students and therefore has no sdc code.

California Recipes
Cooking ideas from Milpitas’ restaurants or for foods grown in California. (From my community website. Shameless plug.)

College Prep Initiative
Students throughout California are now able to complete AP courses and study for AP exams via the Internet through the UC College Prep Initiative (UCCP), a systemwide program administered through UC Santa Cruz.

Community College Transfer Assistance
Many high school-aged homeschool students enjoy taking some courses at local community colleges. This site will help you understand how some credits transfer to the UC and CSU system.

Earth Team
The EarthTeam Restoration Initiative (ETRI) creates Restoration Program for SF Bay Area teens throughout the year at different sites around the Bay area.

First to Worst
The Merrow Report. In the 50’s and 60’s California had the best school system in the country. Now it is one of the worst. What happened in the past 40 years to lead to the decline and what is being done to help it improve.

Go Milpitas!
Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and general California resources for homeschooling families, such as California History, field trip ideas, and Drivers Ed. (My community website. Shameless plug.)

Homefires, the Journal of Homeschooling
This is the best resource for San Francisco Bay Area Homeschoolers to network with other homeschooling families. Now online only.

Homeschooling California Style
Ronnie Ugulano of Fresno has a series of articles on how to get started homeschooling and how to gain confidence doing it.

HSC Camping Goodness
Annie Twist Lubke has made special web site for us HomeSchool California campers. Site has photos, recipes, lists of things to bring, and a Yahoo Group to help campers stay in touch.

Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay
Reaching out to area homeschoolers. A group starting at eBay in San Jose (near airport) soon (Fall of ’09). Potential to start groups for kids 8 years old through high school ages. Units studies available to teach economics and even how to start a small business.

The Nature of Learning
We work with homeschooling students from all around CA in assessments, curriculum advice, resources, etc. We are located in Long Beach, CA. A Christian perspective. Marian has a particular emphasis of helping parents who are homeschooling their students with any special learning need.

Kids College – North Orange County
Classes have a grade level or age range listed for each class. The course instructor determines the class level in an effort to ensure that all enrolled children will have a positive and successful experience while in class.

KQED EdNet
Serves teachers, childcare providers, parents, and the community through interactive workshops, events, learning activities and lesson plans, online and in print.

LDS Homeschooling in California
Created to help Latter-day Saint homeschoolers who live in California to find each other.

Reach and Teach
The peace and social justice learning company, is helping to transform the world through teachable moments. We offer books, games, puzzles, toys, curriculum, music, posters, DVDs, maps, and other products for people of all ages. Located in San Mateo, but shop online from anywhere.

RAFT – Resource Area for Teachers
There are now three RAFT locations in the SF Bay Area: San Jose, Redwood City, and Sunnyvale. A RAFT affiliate is also in Sacramento. This is the perfect place for homeschool families to get inexpensive hands-on learning resources and ideas on what to do with these materials.

Rock-It Science
Offers exciting hands-on science classes in the Silicon Valley area for homeschoolers aged 5-16. New classes begin each September, January, and March. We also offer summer camp classes.

More California Homeschool Resources

Associations | Events | Field Trips | Publications | Resources

Forming a Private School | Laws | Legal Information | Legislation Watch
Private School Affidavit | PSA Sample

About Charter Schools | Charter School List


Private School Satellite Programs | Public ISPs
Online Support | Support Groups | Support Group Lists

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