Originally Posted by briansmama
We're homeschoolers in CA. . .
You also have the choice to homeschool privately and only have to notify the district each year that you are homeschooling by filing online. That's it: no required testing (unless you choose to hs through a charter school), no portfolio or other documentation.
Just FYI, that online affidavit is you declaring yourself a private school to the state
. It's not notifying your district of anything. In fact, if your child was previously enrolled in a PS, you are supposed to notify the school/district yourself to let them know that your child is no longer enrolled at that school, and that they are now enrolled in your private school, and request any records they might have.
Another CA homeschooler chiming in. I'm only 3 weeks in, but I haven't heard a peep from the local school district. When I informed them last year that he was going to be HSed this year, they didn't bat an eye and just said they'd fill out a withdrawal form for him. I'm not even sure that our county has a truancy officer at this point anyway, LOL. The neighboring county can't afford one anymore.
I live in an area where there are quite a few HSers, have several HS friends and acquaintances and nobody that I know of has had an issue. I don't mean to claim that *nobody* has had any trouble in CA--just remember that you hear a lot more about the bad cases than the good ones, KWIM?http://californiahomeschool.net/howT...CHNJTF2010.pdf
This is a good overview of the ways you can HS in CA. HTH
ETA: I also have a good friend who HS in Montana and says the laws there are great. They just submit a statement of intent and they're pretty much left alone.