Homeschool charters typically offer two paths an A-G path and a customized path. Often parents are told that a student who wishes to attend college must use A-G courses, however, this is not true. A-G simply means taking UC approved courses and is one way of qualifying for admission to the University of California and the California State University systems. A-G is not necessary for out of state or private schools.
Many families prefer a customized or non A-G path. This is also a college preparatory path, however families must plan carefully if a student would like to attend a California State University or University of California campus.
According to the University of California office of the president, a student who attends a public school that offers A-G courses, should fulfill A-G requirements. However, students are not limited to A-G courses, there are other options. A student can use a combination of SAT subject tests, SAT and ACT tests, AP and IB tests, and dual enrollment to fulfill requirements. A full explanation can be found on the University of California website.
Regardless, a student who does not have all their A-G requirements will still have their application read. Each campus decides how they will evaluate an application and the importance of completing an A-G path.