OC Homeschooling

Homeschooling in Orange County, CA

Charter Schools

All the schools below are charter schools that provide homeschool programs in Orange County.

Note: Celebration Education is a vendor for all the charter schools that provide funding for outside classes. Students can take one day a week up to two whole days of classes each week Learn More.


Excel Academy 
Excel Academy is a publicly funded charter school. Parents have flexibility in curriculum and/or classes taught from home or a various learning centers. Educational funds per student are $2,100/TK-8 and $2,700/9-12. Your family will be paired with one of our highly-qualified, credentialed Educational Specialists (ES). ESs support parents and students on their homeschool journey as they work through the program. Parents/students will meet with their ES once every 20 days to turn in student work samples and to gain curricular/instructional support. Families may participate in monthly field trips and park days throughout the school year. Contact: (949)387-7822 or email enroll@excel.cal-pacs.org for more information.

California Impact Academy
$1000 funding TK-12

Capistrano Virtual School
K-8; workshops; art/music at neighborhood schools; field trips

Julian Charter School
Julian Charter School employs teachers who are state-credentialed educators within the State of California to work with parents and students to design an individual instruction plan that fits the students’ learning style and educational goals. Student instructional programs may be designed to prepare the student to enter the work force or continue their education at a college of their choice. This school is publicly funded and fully credentialed to confer high school diplomas by the State of California and the Julian School District. Web site:http://www.juliancharterschool.org 

Opportunities For Learning Charter School
Provides a WASC accredited individualized academic program for parents wishing to teach their children at home. Courses are offered at the learning level of each student from basic skills to college prepatory. Many students and parents have found OFL a rewarding alternative to the traditional school setting. The parent-teacher works with a credentialed teacher (the Education Specialist) to develop an individualized learning plan to meet the student's needs, interests and abilities. The parent/guardian takes the role of the primary educator for their child with the support of the Education Specialist. Students and parents will then meet monthly for a Learning Record meeting to turn in the necessary records and discuss their progress for the past month. Students and parents will find the educational tools they need in a stimulating environment to learn and receive educational assistance. www.emsofl.com 

iLEAD Schools

TK-12 programs available

iLEAD Charter Schools inspire LIFELONG LEARNERS with the skills to lead in the 21st CENTURY. We EMPOWER students to become conscientious, PRINCIPLED LEADERS and citizens of the world. Our programs cultivate CREATIVE THINKING, by offering INDIVIDUALIZED instruction, ACTIVE learning methods and opportunities for SELF-DIRECTED educational experiences.iLEAD Schools are child led and project based. iLEAD is totally different than any other charter. They truly support an individual learning plan; teacher, parent and child will decide the path that is right for them. They are leaders in education reform; they support our rights as parents.

Inspire Charter Schools
Students receive curriculum at no cost and $1,000 for electives in our main program.  If a student chooses one of Inspire's specialty partner schools, then the funding value exceeds $2,000 for blended learning between academics and the specialty focus. The funds are paid directly to the site-based provider, i.e. performing arts, STEAM/maker, etc.  There are curriculum options for the blended specialty schools, or choose between K12 or Odysseyware for K-8 and Apex for high school.  Inspire is WASC accredited. Specialty Programs include Celebration Education, Creative Learning Place, Discovery of Learning, gee!, Learn Beyond the Book, Newport Sea Base, Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club, S.T.E.A.M. Powered Education, Ventura Yacht Club, Waterfront Education, & Westwind Sailing. 

National University Academy 
formerly Mountain Peak

Tustin Connect Academy 
Through the Tustin Unified School District Tustin Connect Academy is an independent study school in the award winning Tustin Unified School District. Students have the flexibility to learn at their own pace and from anywhere with the support of a team of highly qualified teachers. Students also have the option to receive an iPad and access to premium online content to enhance their learning experience. Students have many opportunities to collaborate and work with their teachers and peers at our weekly workshops, family excursions, and other events. Students also have access to sports, band, computer programming, robotics, and much 

Gorman Learning Center
Improving the lives of students through a program focused on nurturing and education while supporting parental choice and individualized instruction resulting in measurably increased student knowledge and understanding. Lesson plans are based on parent, student and teacher input. Customized learning plans are guaranteed for Gorman students. Gorman student courses are available for students interested in learning with other Gorman students. Many field trips are planned for both the fall and the spring of each school year. Call 909-307-6312 or go to www.gormanlc.org 

Connections Academy
Free public school that students attend from home. This is a unique program that combines the strong parental involvement of homeschooling, the expertise and accountability of public funded education, and the flexibility of online classes. The mission of Connections Academy is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards. Connections Academy is a high-quality, high-tech, high-touch “school without walls” that brings out the best in every student. See http://www.connectionsacademy.com/

Mojave River Academy 
Serving K-12 students throughout Southern California, Mojave River Academy meets students’ needs on a one-on-one basis ensuring academic success! Mojave River Academy is able to meet the needs of a variety of students with both a traditional independent study program and an online curriculum. We provide flexible scheduling that allows students to work where and when is best for them. We currently have resource centers in Adelanto, Bakersfield, Barstow, Beaumont, Colton, Ontario, Oro Grande, Palm Springs, Tehachapi, and Victorville. 

Oxford Preparatory Academy
South Orange County

Part-time classes and the rest of the week you stay home or stay home full-time with the option of attending daily workshops on a variety of subjects.

RAI Online Charter


TK-12; funding ($1000 for TK-8-$1200/year for 9-12 with additional $500 for 6 identified sites in OC); Learning Center T/TH in Costa Mesa with low cost classes; Resource warehouse in Temecula with thousands of free items; over 70 field trips a year. Free online learning: Brain pop, Enchanted Learning, Discover Education, I Ready, A-Z Reading.  Monthly meeting at a location of parent choice which is often the home. Boxed set plans available. WASC accredited. Springs has been operating since 2007 with a school board and administrators that fully support the parent choice model of homeschool. 

California Virtual Academies
Currently serves students in grades K-7. The California Virtual Academies have chosen K12 as its curriculum provider. There are many benefits to this unique learning model, including a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum based on the Core Knowledge sequence, the flexibility of learning anytime and anywhere, the support of qualified professional educators, the credibility of being affiliated with a public charter school in the state of California, and an individualized and self-paced learning program that adapts to your child's unique needs. Web site:http://www.caliva.org/ 

Dehesa Charter School
The goal at Dehesa is to assist students in their exploration of the world (past, present, and future) through patience, attention, and access to a wide variety of materials and experiential opportunities.

Sky Mountain Charter School 

River Springs Charter School
River Springs Charter School's philosophy centers around parent choice in education. Whether in a learning center, online, or at home, River Springs Charter School offers a wide range of learning opportunities and programs to help your child achieve his or her highest potential. At River Springs, you and your child will work closely with a California credentialed Education Specialist (ES) to choose the right combination of learning programs. River Springs believes that parents are the primary educators of their children. Therefore, the school provides abundant choices in learning programs and opportunities that are tailored to meet your child's learning styles and needs.

Classical Academy High School
CAHS is making strides in the right direction. During the first year, CAHS received the highest level of WASC Accreditation given to new schools, reached the highest Academic Performance Index of any north county high school, public or charter, and learned much about the constructs of creating a "state-of-the-art” high school. They will accept nothing less than excellence. They are a signature charter school in the making. They desire the best for their students as they prepare now for their future in a global society. http://tcahs.com/site/ 

Summit Academy
Whether you enjoy project based,experiential, textbook or online learning, or have a rigorous or laid back style, Summit Academy supports all Learning Styles of students, and teaching styles of caregivers of families throughout California. This is why Summit Academy is California's Charter of Choice. Summit Academy is specifically designed for homeschool families and provides $2000 TK-8, $2600 9-12 in instructional funds to pay for curriculum, materials and classes such as sports, art, or music through a wide range of vendors of your choice. We are currently seeking credentialed teachers throughout California who want to be a support and resource to families to meet our growing student enrollment for the upcoming school year. If you are interested in learning more about participating in a collaborative educational environment, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mysummitacademy?fref=ts or connect  with us at 818-450-9810 

Supports parent choice while providing access to a standards-based, rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and instructional program. The unique blended learning environment experienced by RVS students also provides access to traditional school activities such as fine and performing arts and school-based athletics programs.

Choice 2000 Online High School
The first public 7th-12th grade school to be both fully online and WASC accredited. Choice 2000 is proud to offer students in California cutting edge technologies to complete their high school coursework entirely over the internet. This includes a live online virtual classroom environment, the ability to receive and turn in homework assignments online as well as a secure online assessment environment. All classes are held in real-time from your computer at home and take place throughout the day with different periods in the same way as a traditional high school. Thus, it is not a self-paced learning environment. Choice 2000 runs on the trimester model helping students achieve early graduation or credit recovery. www.choice2000.org


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