California offers many ways to legally school at home. Some of these options are public school non-classroom-based programs.
Public non-classroom-based, or “home-based,” programs can
allow flexibility in the pace of a child’s study
support students in their areas of special interest and ability
provide an alternative for students to achieve competency and mastery in basic skills
allow children to be educated at home
encourage the child’s resourcefulness
facilitate the student’s active participation in his or her own education
offer real flexibility in the design of an educational program and
offer effective educational choices to students and their families.
At Santa Barbara Charter School, we believe in an array of ways for a child to pursue learning and education goals, and we offer a home-based public school option in addition to our classroom-based program. Our HomeBased Partnership is a fully sanctioned Public Independent Study Program that complies with California Independent Study regulations.