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Local & State homeschool groups or organizations in CALIFORNIA


Disability Rights California
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 185N
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 488-9955
FAX: (916) 488-9962


Executive Director: Catherine Blakemore

Christian Home Educators Association of California

The Christian Home Educators Association of California is a non-profit ministry established in 1982 to provide information, support, and training to the home education community throughout the state.

Governed by an annually-elected board of directors, CHEA is a tax-exempt corporation and gifts or donations are tax-deductible.

In addition to the five-member Board of Directors, CHEA has four full-time and several part-time staff members, dozens of volunteers, and a statewide network of autonomous local homeschool groups.

Among its most important goals is the work CHEA does to foster an accurate and favorable image of home education to the general public and the community, cooperating with other home education organizations in pursuing common goals, and monitoring legislative activity by supporting a Special Consultant for Legislative Affairs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Christian Home Educators Association of California is to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ by promoting private Christian home education as an outstanding educational opportunity; providing information, training and support to the homeschool community; and protecting the God-given right of parents to direct the education and training of their children, to the glory of God.
  • Homeschool introductory packet
  • Magazine
  • Sells The High School Handbook by Mary Schofield
  • Support group referrals (does not provide listings)
  • Convention includes High School Workshops (tapes available)
  • High school speakers

Contact Excellence in Education: AP Courses

Family Protection Ministries

P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730
The following is a list of homeschool groups or organizations in Alaska:

California Homeschool Network

P.O. Box 55485, Hayward, CA 94545
Contact: Janis Stuart
Phone: (800) 327-5339

Christian Home Educators Association of California

P.O. Box 2009, Norwalk, CA 90651-2009
Contact: Susan Beatty
Phone: 1-800-564-2432

Homeschool Association of California (HSC)

P.O. Box 77873, Corona, CA 92877-0128
Phone: (888) HSC-4440

See our web site for a thorough discussion of the legalities, excerpts from the ed. code books, and links to the state dept. of education web sites. HSC is a sponsor of the annual California Home Education conferences.

Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group

Based in Antelope Valley, CA
Contact: Karin

We are an inclusive group of homeschooling families located in the Antelope Valley. We have park days, field trips and many other activities.

Association of Private Christian Educators

P.O. Box 66, Orangevale, CA 95662
Phone/Fax: (916) 989-8723

California Teen Homeschoolers Edit Remove

Serving California Teens

This is a secular non-political support group for families with teen homeschoolers. Please send information that will aid other teen homeschoolers, set up teen activities, classes or other learning activities.

Christ the King Homeschooling Support Group

Brookside Park, Pasadena
Contact: Jacqueline Halpin
Phone: (626) 798-4690
Fax: (626) 798-0143
We welcome any homeschooling families, but we are a Catholic group, so the focus of our activities is Catholic. Some of our activities: poetry recitation, spelling bee, field trips, May Crowning, Catechism bee, Stations of the Cross, talent show, fencing class, weekly park days, volleyball, science class for K-3 grade, and many more!

Christian Home Educators of Humboldt County

P.O. Box 1363, Ferndale, CA 95536-1363
Phone: (707) 786-4866

Christian Home Educators of the County of Kern (CHECK)

P.O. Box 42101, Bakersfield, CA 93384

Newcomers' social, park play days, field trips, homeschool fair, used curriculum fair, graduation / promotion, Circle of Friends, Mentor Moms.

Christian Homeschool Meetup of Fontana / Rialto / Rancho Cucamonga

See above.
Contact: Placadia or Kimberley

An inclusive group of Christian homeschooling families, organizing park days, field trips and many other activities.

Conejo Valley Homeschoolers

Based in Ventura County, CA
Contact: Diane Hawkins
Phone: (805) 499-0809

Considering Homeschooling

24881 Alicia Parkway #E311, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Contact: Charles B. Lowers
Phone: (949) 916-6816

Considering Homeschooling helps teach Christians about the blessings of a Biblical home education. We offer free email and phone consultation in starting homeschool outreaches, as well as tools such as brochures, a national e-letter, News and Tips for Homeschool Evangelists, and other resources.

Considering Homeschooling Ministry - Morningstar Educational Network

P.O. Box 2305, Orange, CA 92859
Contact: Denise Kanter
Phone: (714) 633-8074
Fax: (714) 633-5978

A Christian ministry helping parents with babies, toddlers, preschoolers and with older children discover the blessings of a biblical home education. Free DVD and brochure, mentors and meetings.

Crossroads Christian Homeschool Group

Serving Vacaville, Fairfield, CA
Contact: Meredith Wylie

Meets Thursdays regularly and has additional meetings/events as listed on groups page. Open to all Christian homeschoolers.

Desert Christian Home Educators Association (DCHEA)

72685 Pitahaya, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 341-4667
Fax: (761) 341-4667

East County Homeschool Group

Based in San Diego, CA
Contact: Chris Conway

We are a homeschooling support group in the East county of San Diego supporting El Cajon, La Mesa, Ramona, Santee, Lakeside, Spring Valley and surrounding areas. We offer field trips, park days, swim days, and lots of educational resources. We are open to all homeschoolers.

Education Network Of Christian Homeschoolers (ENOCH)

1074 Highland Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542
Contact: Lorraine Urfer
Phone: (510) 733-0127

PE Time/Park Days. Fellowship & Prayer support. On-line Networking. Classes.

Edwards AFB Homeschoolers (formerly DHEA)

Edwards Air Force Base, CA 93524Z
Contact: Heather Littau
Phone: (760) 373-4233

Progressive home educators group serving all active duty, reserve, retired, and DOD-affiliated miltary members in the Edwards AFB area.

Families for Him

Fremont / Milpitas, CA
Contact: Maria Burns
Phone: (510) 409-4292

United Supporting Each other (FUSE)

Based in Temecula, CA 92592
Contact: Diane Zavoli
Phone: (951) 587-6451
Active Christian group meeting several times a month for park days. family days, field trips, educational activities, teen group, parties, and special events.

Family Centered Education of Los Angeles (FaCE-LA)

Based in the San Fernando Valley, serving Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
Contact: Beverly Hartley
Phone: (818) 954-8408
We are a very active secular homeschool support group with reading clubs, science clubs, a movie-making club & more. We have park days on the first and third Thursday of every month as well as a monthly newsletter: the FaCE-L.A. Gazette.

Foothill Area Christian Home Educators (FACHE)

P.O. Box 32, Greenwood, CA 95635

Providing encouragement for private, independent home educators in the Placer, Nevada and El Dorado county areas of Northern California. HSLDA discount group. We provide a yearly newsletter with various field trips offered throughout the year, annual used book sale, conferences, project fair and local Mom's Chat groups.

Freedom Valley Home Learners

Serving Temeulca, CA and surrounding areas
Contact: Kris Dalton

Active, inclusive group of homeschool families living in and around Temecula. Features park days, field trip opportunities, coops, Tween Group, Teen Group, Mom Book Club, etc. FVHL Teens also assist Home'sCOOL regional events planners in planning dances and events for homeschooled teens living in southern California.

Grass Valley Apples of Gold

P.O. Box 20, Chicago Park, CA 95712
Contact: Kevin and Linda Paddock
Phone: (530) 274-8716
Encouragement and support for Christian, private home educators in the Grass Valley, Nevada City, Colfax, Penn Valley area. Providing newsletter, field trips, Mom's Night Out, networking, information and referrals.

Heartland Christian Academy

P.O. Box 1674, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Contact: Laura Skiff

We are a nonprofit Christian private school support group that files its own R-4. We serve the California Central Coast of Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, Cayucos, and Morro Bay and others in the near area.

Home Educators' Resource Center

P.O. Box 1504, Bakersfield, CA 93302
Contact: Peggy Turner
Phone: (661) 366-9173

Specialized classes, email information network, convention, home school packets, formal graduation ceremony, seminars, testing, and more!

Homegrown Kids

Based in Albany, CA 94706
Contact: Laurel
Phone: (510) 540-7751

We are an inclusive group covering the Richmond-El Cerrito-Berkeley-Oakland area. We meet weekly for park days and organize field trips, classes, potlucks, and other events according to our interests and schedules.

Homeschool Garden

Based in Studio City, CA 91604
Contact: Erica Orosco
Phone: (818) 766 2088

Families have the opportunity to participate in classes, field trips, park days, and festivals.

Homeschooling in Central Orange County

Serving Orange County, CA
Contact: Cheryl Ahia

We are a local homeschool support group with a weekly park day. We are inclusive and member-directed.

Homeschooling In SCV - Homeschool Santa Clarita Valley

Based in Santa Clarita Valley, CA 91350
Contact: Vicky

We are an inclusive homeschool support group with 300+ member families. We offer 3-5 field trips a month, homeschool discussion group meetings, homeschool classes, Book Club, Park days, and more!

Indigo River Academy

6604 Filbert Ave., Orangevale, CA 95662
Contact: Kristin Hogue Villasenor
Phone/Fax: (916) 988-2373

We are a group of homeschoolers located in Northeast Sacramento County with a focus towards unschooling, Montessori and Waldorf methods and eclectic/relaxed homeschool styles. We organize outings and field trips, exchange curriculum and ideas and ultimately support one other in our choice to homeschool our children. We also support our other area homeschooling groups and occasionally join in their activities.

L.A. Christian Families

Serving Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas, including the San Fernando Valley

L.A. Christian Families is a fellowship of families supporting Christian childrearing. We invite parents to join us for a monthly family gathering.

Lake County Christian Home Educators

Serving all of Lake County
Fax: (707) 263-8769

Learning Barefoot

Serving all of Orange County
Contact: Karin
Phone: (949) 981-0708

Homeschool group serving all of Orange County, with a weekly play group in Irvine.

Mostly Homeschooled Girl Scout Troop #643

Based in Irvine
Contact: Elizabeth
Phone: (949) 857-6394
We are a service oriented troop open to all girls from Pre-K-12th grade. We meet twice monthly at Irvine Community Church on Sand Canyon in Irvine. This year we will be doing a lot of cool projects, crafts and games. We will earn badges, have interesting speakers, go on some field trips and have a lot of fun!

Nevada County Homeschool Network

Serving Western Nevada County, CA
Contact: Cindy Pawlowski
Phone: (530) 274-8646
Formerly known as Twin Ridges Homeschoolers.

Lambpen Homeschool Ministries

PO Box 305, Oakdale, CA 95361
Contact: JulieBeth Lamp
Phone: 209-247-4671
Veteran Christian homeschooling mom since 1992 will help families get started homeschooling, find local support, and be encouraged. Free curriculum counseling and informational classes. Serving Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

OC Homeschool Events

Serving Orange County, CA
Contact: Sabrina

An active secular homeschool group with lots of ideas thrown around, groups to find, and field trips to find friends!

Orange Coast Musical Arts

5652 Harold Place, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Contact: Donn Hallman
Phone: (714) 222-5079

We are a homeschool band and orchestra program located in Orange County, California. There are 3 levels of band and 2 levels of orchestra including very beginning classes for new musicians. Tuition is inexpensive and scholarships are available. Rehearsals are located at Village Bible Church, Cornerstone, and Calvary Chapel of Huntington Beach. Our marching band took 2nd place at the Lompoc Flower Festival Parade and our jazz bands have won numerous awards and cash prizes at the Orange County Youth Expo.

Orange County Considering Homeschooling

24881 Alicia Parkway #E311, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Contact: Kathy Lowers
Phone: (949) 916-6816

A chapter of the national Considering Homeschooling. Our organization offers weekly field trips, classes, nursing home ministry, park days, entrepreneur days, and other fellowship opportunities, mainly for the parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers who are looking into Biblical homeschooling. We also have veteran homeschoolers share at our monthly meetings.

Queen of Angels Homeschool Support Group

Serving the Monterey / Salinas area
Contact: Amy Powell
A Catholic homeschool support group welcoming all homeschoolers.

Rosewall Christian Academy

6309 Juniper Road, Lake Isabella, CA 93240
Contact: Pamela Peterson
Phone: (760) 549-0098

An independent study program for homeschoolers.

Sacramento Christian Organization of Parent Educators (SCOPE)

P.O. Box 276213, Sacramento, CA 95827
Contact: Ruth
Phone: (916) 646-0401

Encouraging the private Christian home educator since 1984.

Sacramento Homeschool Meetup Group

P.O. Box 1498, Galt, CA 95632
Contact: Shellie Collins
Phone: (209) 744-1785

A group for Christian homeschooling mothers and their children. We get together for park days, field trips, games, skating, bowling, and more! We also offer an Art co-op and a teen group. Free membership!

Saints and Angels Catholic Home Educators of the Central Valley (SACHECV)

Serving San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, and Merced Counties
Contact: Suzan Doer
Phone: (209) 669-0777

Newly formed in 2006, we are a support group through which Catholic parents can share and exchange ideas, activities, and Faith. We especially believe in being available to families new to homeschooling.

San Diego Homeschool Resource Center

Serving central San Diego
Contact: Christine
Phone/Fax: (619) 255-1719

We have an information packed website, sponsor an annual homeschool fair, and run a cooperative. We have a monthly online E-zine to which you can subscribe for free. We also offer phone support to families considering homeschooling as an option.

Seeds of Truth Home-School Academy

P.O. Box 790, Suisun City, CA 94585
Contact: Ben Marshall
Phone: (707) 399-9221
We are a Christian-based homeschool support group meeting once a month for fellowship and support. We also have an Academy where students can learn together twice weekly, and provide educational counseling, a library, sports days, and field trips.

Sierra Christian Homeschool Co-op

Based in Auburn, CA 95602
Contact: Marilyn Beaumont
We are a group of Christian Homeschooling families who have joined together to plan field trips, holiday parties, community service activities and more.

South County Kids Edit Remove

Based in South Orange County, CA
Contact: Clare Collins

An inclusive homeschool co-operative, meeting twice monthly for parent-run educational workshops on Thursday mornings at the Heritage Park Library in Irvine, followed by lunch and fun in the park.

South Orange County Christian hOmeschoolers (SOCCO)

Based in south Orange county
Contact: Terri Bonstrom

We are a Christian homeschool support group that gathers for fellowship in the Lord Jesus Christ. We offer classes, meetings, field trips, park days and play dates.

South Orange County Homeschooling Group (SOCHS)

Mission Viejo, RSM, San Clemente, CA areas
Contact: Debi Richtman

A member directed support group for families in the South Orange County Area. We have weekly events including member sponsored activities & field trips.

TEACH of the California North Coast

5278 North Ridge Rd. Eureka, CA 95503
Contact: Norma McClary
Phone: (707) 442-5188

We are a volunteer-run Christian group which offers support and information to all families who desire to home educate their children. Together we respect family, honor church, and seek to be a benefit to community.

Tehachapi Homeschool Co-Op

Based in Tehachapi, CA 93561
Contact: Debra Tangren
Phone: (661) 822-6308

This group is all-inclusive. We do not discriminate to religon, ethnic background or style of homeschooling. We have park days, co-op activities, clubs and all sorts planned. If you live in surrounding towns, Bear Valley, Stallion Springs, Mojave, Rosamond, California City or Edwards AFB you are welcome to join.

The Learning Center Foundation

16944 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Phone: (818) 783-6633
Fax: (818) 783-6029

The Link Homeschool Newspaper

741 Lakefield Rd, Ste J, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Contact: Mary Leppert
Phone: (805) 497-3311
Fax: (805) 497-3368

The Link is a free, all-inclusive homeschool newspaper, serving religious and non-religious families alike in a respectful atmosphere.

Tulare/Kings Homeschoolers

1515 Oakwood Court, Lemoore, CA 93245
Contact: Susan Paulk
Phone/Fax: (559) 924-2691
We are a homeschooling group in central California. We have park days and field trips.

Valley Christian Home Educators

P.O. Box 697, Riverdale, CA 93656
Contact: Mark and Verna Hornbaker
Phone: (559) 867-3800

Valley Home Educators

P.O. Box 4016, Modesto, CA 95352-4016
Contact: Leisa Proctor
Phone: (209) 544-6892 Cell (209) 303-3986

An alliance of Christian homeschool parents. We sponsor an annual Homeschool Convention, an Educational Swap Meet and make resources available to all homeschoolers in CA's Central and Northern CA.

Ventura County Young Homeschoolers

Serving Ventura County, CA
Contact: Ninette Shorter

Inclusive, eclectic support group for parents of younger (elementary-aged and younger) children, and those considering homeschooling. Our goal is to form friendships, plan/share activities, discuss homeschooling topics and issues, and grow together.

West Bay Christian Home Educators

652 Edgemar Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: (650) 359-8905

West River Academy

120 Calle Amistad #8204, San Clemente, CA 92673
Contact: Peggy Webb
Phone: (949) 492-5240

We operate a K-12 umbrella school for families all over the country and in foreign countries. It is fully accredited and offers a high school diploma from a private school.

West Valley Homeschoolers of Los Angeles

Los Angeles County
Contact: Lisa Jackson

Secular and open to all homeschooling styles and methods. Democratic support group where membership is able to host classes, fieldtrips and activities. Online support for questions and links to helpful information. Rotating park days and other activities.

Words Of Hope Christian Academy

P.O. Box 421501 San Diego CA, 92124
Contact: Christina Grimes
Phone: (858) 292-5473
We are a Christian ISP that has record keeping; support groups and park days; help with Special needs learning; prayer and family support.

Yolo Homeschool Central

In and around Yolo County

Coordinates the many local homeschooling resources in and around Yolo County, including Park Days, support groups, events and activities.

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