Become educated on the home schooling requirements for a child to attend a home school that is recognized by the state of California to obtain a degree.
When it comes to education, it can be quite difficult to determine the best course of action for children given the options on the landscape. The public schools in the state of California vary from providing a quality education in some areas, to providing a less than satisfactory education in others. With the schools overpopulated and under funded it can leave parents with a very difficult choice.
The Cost of Private School
The cost of private school can now be equal to the cost of the collegiate experiences. When families are looking at incurring that additional expense, per child, per year, the cost of private school becomes prohibitive to the family unit. This leaves the alternative of home schooling which provides a quality education at a relatively cheap cost because schooling can be provided around the parental work schedule.
Requirements for California Home Schooling Registration
According to the Home Schooling Legal Defense Association, there are several ways in which a child may legally attend home school within the state of California.
The first is that the individual home school must file a “annual private school affidavit” between October 1 and October 15 of that teaching year. The affidavit also requires that the home school follow some basic rules.
· The instructors must be capable of teaching.
· The instruction that the child receives must be in English.
· The instruction must be in the fields of study that the public schools require.
· Attendance must be kept in a register or log.
By following these guidelines and obtaining passing grades, a child of between 6 a 18 years of age may legally obtain an elementary and secondary education recognized by the state of California. These schools need to be in session a minimum of 175 days.
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A Heart for Youth and Art
Reflections Art of JeffCo Schools in Colorado Keeps Art Alive
Jan 19, 2010 Veronica Franklin
The importance of art is being challenged by fund cuts to schools but Reflections PTA art program for Jefferson County runs on volunteer power and love for art and youth.
“All those smiling faces, that’s what makes it all worth it for me!” says Denise Bearden who has been organizing the Reflections art contest for Colorado’s Jefferson County schools for the past six years.
With government funding for schools being cut evermore aggressively, the arts programs are the first to suffer. When the arts are cut from school programs, what does that say to these artistically minded students? Thankfully, people like Denise exist to maintain the importance of the arts in our lives, especially for youth.
Something to See
Right now, over 1000 pieces of literature, photography, paintings and drawings on view at Red Rocks Community College from Jan. 10 – 23. Music, video/film and dance were also included, some students excelling in multiple categories. Judges were selected with professional arts experience in the category they juried. Each piece was judged based on artistic merit, creativity and interpretation of the theme. For each age group of each category, four Excellence awards and one Merit award were given. Those artist’s pieces will continue on to a state level of judging. “Beauty is…” is the theme of this year’s Reflections contest. Standing amongst the many pieces, one senses the individual creative minds striving to express something valid. While there are plenty of rainbows, flowers and butterflies, there are also some cases of beauty that surprise you and many that evoke smiles and chuckles. These innocent and charming works of beauty may remind viewers of themselves as budding personalities. As in the words of poet Kenneth Koch, “You aren’t just the age you are. You are all the ages you ever have been!”
Heart for Art
Some of these students, such as Indre Sabalianskatie, hail from families where Arts are the household career. Indre was a recipient of an Award of Excellence for her piece, Bunny, a colored pencil drawing of her pet rabbit. To stand up in front of your peers and be applauded for your skills and talents in any field is incredibly encouraging, but especially in the arts which unfortunately, in our country, are incorrectly labeled as not being lucrative and not impacting society. More importantly, the parents of these students have shown support through facilitating their child’s involvement and validating their personal interests in art. To meet artists like Denise Bearden, who also serves as Chair for the Reflections of Jefferson County, and all the volunteers, is to understand that art is evidence of the noble soul.