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"Homeschooling" is not the same as schooling at home.

If you think homeschooling is all just schoolwork at the kitchen table, you and your children are missing out.

Standards and curricula were designed for crowded classrooms. They are how teachers are able to keep all the children on the same page -- literally!!

But when you homeschool, you have so much more flexibility and resources that you can use, both at home and outside the home.

Homeschoolers learn from much more than one teacher and one textbook. Homeschoolers can learn from:

  • library books

  • projects

  • classes with friends

  • frequent field trips 

  • nature hikes

  • theme parks

  • Minecraft

  • experiments

These experiences are more personalized, fun, and powerful than learning through a set curriculum. 

How to start homeschooling

If you're new to homeschooling in California, you may be wondering how to get started. There are two main ways that families homeschool in California:

  1. Independent
    File a Private School Affidavit with the state to establish your own private school. Visit California Homeschool Network for more information.

  2. Charter School
    There is a growing number of charter schools that provide classes and materials for students that learn outside a traditional classroom. Here are some of them.

All students are welcome to participate in Celebration Education classes and events, regardless of the learning approach you choose.

Let us know if you need help getting started!

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