California’s non classroom based public charter schools
Families will often say they are homeschooling through a charter school. Although these families consider themselves homeschoolers, their children are public schools students. Like all public schools, charter schools have special education services, require state testing, and prohibit religious curriculum. Some offer instructional funding or computers.
Programs differ considerably in flexibility, funding, and parent choice. Some charters have more of a focus on k-8 and do not offer a strong high school program and limited support, while others have dedicated high school directors and rich options.
All charters offer A-G courses. Learn about A-G here.