What do I need to do to homeschool? I live in California.

I want to spend my last semester before college homeschooling.
I live in Los Angeles, California, and I attend a private school, but I don’t think I will be better off doing the regular school stuff.
I am also bullied, and it is frequently stressful, but I need to spend this semester getting ready to continue my education.
I would appreciate it if you could help me, tell me what I need to enroll in a homeschooling program.
What materials and documents do I need and how do I get them, and do I need any counselors or tutors except for my parents?
Also, I wonder if the college admissions are going to be affected.
I have been filling them out, and I include the information about my current school.
Do you think I am going to have any difficulties with the applications because of homeschooling?
Thank you very much!

5 Answers

  1. Enroll in a program? I guess you want to enroll in a public school with a homeschooling option? Just have your parents do it, they’ll get the transcripts. Also, I think that college applications are going to be affected in a negative way. It seems rather immature to leave school right before the college because you’re just bullied or stressed out.
    What if you get stressed out after the first year in the college?
    Will you just leave it? I’m not trying to insult, but that’s the impression they’ll have: that you are an unreliable and immature person.
    Or not brave and persistent enough. I would stay at that school if I were you.
    If there is a more serious reason to go homeschooling, a reason you can explain, it might be a good idea, but it doesn’t seem like one at the moment. Sorry.

    Iriny Iriny Answered
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  2. It’s not your problem, your parents will do it if they agree. Your parents can’t school you independently (unless they create a private school just for you), they will need to follow the requirements of a program you choose (or they choose for you).
    This program needs your records from the school, and it will use them to customize the curriculum for you. You may need extra courses BTW if the program is very different from what your school offers.

    Smarto Smarto Answered
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  3. Your decision is strange, and colleges will wonder what has happened. It’s suspicious, so it’s not the best choice.
    Did you know you can dual-enroll in a community college?
    That could be a way out. As for homeschooling, there are some options.
    Your parents may register as a public school with only you as a student (which means spending money on materials and taking tests for colleges to demonstrate your level).
    You may also get your parents to enroll you in an online school (k-122, connections academy) and you will get their diploma (they are not remarkably prestigious).
    It’s this diploma your college will see as your private school records will be included in the new transcript. Also, be ready to have to get extra courses to fit their graduation requirements.
    I would recommend thinking twice.
    These options are not as attractive as simply staying at school.
    Good luck!

    Andy Warhol Andy Warhol Answered
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  4. The phrase you use… “enroll in homeschooling”? Homeschooling means that your parents educate you instead of a school, they actually have to register as a private school and teach you like a normal school would… That’s not enrolling…
    I think you are just talking about online schools, don’t you? Well, there are schools like K-12, although it may be not the best option.
    See here
    https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/ncaa_bans_coursework_completed_by_athletes_in_24_k12_inc_virtual_schools/
    The info about the schools can be found online, look here, for example:
    http://www.scpr.org/blogs/education/2015/02/27/17959/d-c-think-tank-california-online-schools-group-sho/
    … then go to the school’s websites and learn what they offer and require. Yes, google it!
    To be frank, I believe staying at school is better… It’s strange that you drop out of a PRIVATE school to go homeschooling… all the colleges will ask you why’d you do it and your explanation isn’t actually solid…

    Mr. DD Mr. DD Answered
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  5. Google it. Or check here: http://a2zhomeschooling.com/regional/us/california/california_legal_homeschooling/

    David LL David LL Answered
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