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California Homeschool Records and Resource Guide Digital Download: Forms and information to streamline and enhance your homeschool experience.

Includes all forms you’ll need to establish and keep records for your Private School Affidavit (PSA) homeschool plus curriculum aids, reading lists, chore charts, support group helps, and more.  For a complete listing of the contents, click here.

$6 CHN Members – $10 Non-Members  Purchase Download


Private School Affidavit Filing Period:  Oct. 1-15

For continuing homeschoolers, homeschooling via a private school affidavit (PSA), the filing period is Oct. 1 through Oct. 15, 2015.  PLEASE DO NOT FILE BEFORE OCT. 1!  The PSA is not available for filing during the months of August and September, even if your school begins during these months. For more information about the PSA, click here.

First time homeschoolers, filing a PSA, may file anytime during the school year, unless you become your own school at the beginning of a school year at which time, you would wait until the October 1st through 15th filing period. The current PSA is only for the current school year. You will need to file annually if you continue to homeschool.

The direct link to file your PSA (under 6 students) is as follows, or click button below:  http://www3.cde.ca.gov/psa/form.asp?formtype=blank

On-line form to file 2015-2016 PSA

CHN has updated the instructions for 2015-2016.  There are no significant changes as compared to last year’s form – only a few wording alterations which have been updated.  Click the button below to access CHN’s easy to use, line-by-line directions for filing the PSA.

CHN’s line-by-line instructions for 2015-2016 PSA


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California Homeschool Network is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the fundamental right of parents to educate their children. Our website provides information about CHN, current state and federal legislation affecting homeschooling families, and how to get started educating your children at home.

California law requires that all children between the ages of 6 and 18 attend a public full-time day school unless they are exempted. Understanding your options and abiding by the law will help you avoid truancy.

To learn more about homeschooling, visit our How to Homeschool page! You will find a wealth of information there, including Frequently Asked Questions, info on record-keeping, preschool, high school, and so much more! If you need assistance, feel free to contact CHN.


California Legislation

AB 713:  Mandatory Kindergarten

CHN strongly opposed this bill.  AB 713 did not advance out of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Click here for current updates, analysis, and more information.

SB 277:  Elimination of Personal Belief Exemption for Immunizations

CHN strongly opposed this bill which has now been signed into law.  Click here for analysis of how this bill will affect you.

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