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Considering Homeschooling

If you are visiting this page, you are likely thinking about teaching your children at home. We at CHEA know this is a major decision and one that requires thorough information and consideration.  We also know you have questions, such as:

  • How does homeschooling work?
  • Is it legal? (yes, in all 50 states).
  • Why do people do this?
  • Where do I start?
  • What about socialization?
  • Can my homeschooled children get into college?

And more. We want to help. We recommend you begin with the suggested pages and resources below to help you navigate this life decision. If you don’t find the answers to your questions, please contact us at Email Address or (562) 864-2432.

Why Families Homeschool

California parents choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons: academic, social, and religious. Whatever the reason, parents are qualified, and the best teachers for their own children. Read more

Questions and Answers about Home Education in California

Is it legal? What about socialization? Will my homeschooled child be accepted to college? These and more questions answered. Read more

Making the Decision

Many considerations are involved in deciding to homeschool. Consider the biblical admonitions. Consider the law. Consider your children. Read more

Plymouth Rock Foundation's Fact Sheet on Home Education

What is the fastest growing segment of education in the United States today? Christian schools. And the fastest growing segment of Christian education? Homeschooling. Read more

Homeschooling California Legal Fact Sheet

Yes, homeschooling is legal in California. California is one of 12 states in which “homeschooling” is accomplished under a private school exemption. Read about the four different ways this can be accomplished. Read more

Homeschool Progress Report

In homeschooling’s three decades of dynamic growth, its best advertisement has been its students and graduates. This report provides research and fascinating statistics on homeschooling achievement. Read more

Why Do We Need A Legal Defense Association?

With the number of legal contacts and cases in the early years of the modern homeschool movement, it became obvious that the formation of a legal defense association was necessary to spread the cost of legal defense among homeschoolers and make legal representation affordable for every home educator. Read more

Trying to Decide?

Making the decision to homeschool is not always easy. It can take weeks or months of thought and prayer. For others, it is not so hard. In fact, for some of you, homeschooling seems like a natural part of child rearing. Whatever prompted you to think about homeschooling, here are some helpful resources as you make this decision.


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