Fresno Area Homeschool Options

Note: If you have info to add or correct for this list, please email me.

For complete info on all legal options check out this page on how to homeschool legally in California on my homeschool website.

Homeschool Charters
Public school Independent Study Programs/”ISP”s, or Public Charter Schools


Inspire Charter Schools

A Personalized Education for students TK-12, engaging in the students unique interests, and preparing them for success. This is a local homeschool charter that does not have a physical campus, but offers educational funds to families to spend on approved local and online classes and curriculum. Also has specialty programs that offer on site enrichment classes. Check their website for a list of those programs.

NOTE: Inspire Charter recently changed the name of all their local charters. So each local charter now has its own name, which is still under the umbrella of Inspire. Our local Inspire charters are Yosemite Valley and Monarch River Academy.

Facebook pages:
Central Valley Inspire Families
Yosemite Valley Charter School and Monarch River Academy Facebook Page


Mountain Home School

Fresno location: 777 West Shaw Ave. Fresno.  559-642-1422.

Oakhurst based homeschool charter, with a Fresno campus. This program has a reputation locally for flexibility in what families can do within their program as well. If you are less school-at-home and want to be able to choose your own curriculum and what your children do within their school days, this is another option for you. Mountain Home does not offer educational funding for families.
Glacier High is their high school program.

Facebook pages:
Mountain Homeschool Facebook Page
Glacier High Charter Facebook Page


Sierra Charter School

1931 N Fine Ave, Fresno, 559-490-4290

K – 12. I’m told this program works well for families that like school-at-home and don’t need flexibility in curriculum, but instead are ok with being told exactly what to do and when to have it done by. Sierra does not offer educational funding for families.

Facebook page: Sierra Charter School – Fresno


Central Valley Homeschool

1776 6th Avenue Drive, Kingsburg. 559-897-6740.  

Provide credentialed educational coordinators and online classes on Kingsburg campus. Many Fresno families make the short drive weekly down to Kingsburg.

Facebook page: Central Valley Home School


Mid Valley Homeschool Charter

9895 7th Ave. Hanford, 559-583-1149.

They provide a credentialed teacher for support, field trips throughout the year and monthly science classes.

Facebook page: Mid Valley Charter


Hallmark Charter School

2445 Ninth St, Sanger. 559-524-7170

Very rigorous independent study program. This would be a school-at-home program. You do what they give you and in their time frame. They do have on-campus classes as well.


Chawanakee Academy

46655 Road 200, O’Neals, 559-868-4200

They provide a credentialed teacher for guidance, curriculum and other resources, field trips, and twice monthly enrichment classes in O’Neals.

Facebook page: Chawanakee Academy Charter


Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

31191 Road 180, Visalia. 559-592-9160

This program is outstanding and if you can afford the drive, or live in or near Visalia, I highly recommend it. They offer enrichment classes and activities on their Visalia campus during the week and a lending library that is jam-packed full of great homeschooling resources.

Facebook page: Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center

Foothill/Mountain Area

Mountain Home School Charter

41267 Highway 41, Oakhurst, 559 642-1422. Provides a credentialed teacher to guide families, as well as on site classes and resources.

Facebook pages:
Mountain Homeschool Facebook Page
Glacier High Charter Facebook Page


Dunlap Leadership Academy

39500 Dunlap Rd, Dunlap, 559-305-7320

Online high school, available for Fresno County and surrounding counties.

Private School Satellite Programs (“PSP”s)

These don’t generally offer curriculum, though some may…Usually they just take care of the legal record keeping for you.

California Christian Academy PSP

Formerly Fresno Sunnyside Christian Academy and Fresno Christian Academy

K-12th grade. California Christian Academy is a Private School Satellite Program (PSSP) for California families choosing to privately homeschool their children. We are a non-activity, non-campus school where parents privately homeschool their own children at home. We accept families statewide. Reasonable annual fee, curriculum assistance, legal covering, no teacher meetings and more. We now offer many new additional services to homeschoolers such as: diplomas, transcripts, progress reports and more.

See website for current fees.
Email or call 559-240-5623.


Sierra View Christian Academy

K-12th grade.  SVCA is a group that serves homeschool families. We offer affidavit filing and record keeping services to families who teach their children at home. SVCA provides oversight, counsel, opportunity for testing, a support network and record keeping while the parents provide the direct instruction. We do not offer classes at this time. See website for current fees.

Email or call 559-281-0399 for more info.


Tower Christian

In addition to the school sponsored events, we provide opportunities for you to meet other families of similar life choices and interests with whom you can organize group experiences.

Virtual Public Schools
These are online schools that may or may not have local activities. Usually they offer very strict public school online curriculum, though I’m told Compass is the exception, with more freedom of choice for parents. Because they are public funded, they are free, but testing is not optional. They may offer computers and other physical resources for children to use during the school year. 

Compass Charter

Formerly Academy of Arts and Sciences

Provides both a home study program and a virtual homeschool program. Compass provides educational funding for families.
Compass Charter Schools is one of California’s leading WASC-accredited virtual charter schools of choice. Families from across the state choose us for the 21st century online and home study learning options provided through our cutting-edge curriculum. Success in balancing the development of the whole child is central to our mission and to leading and serving the parents and scholars of California.
CCS’s Options program is our home study program for grades TK-12. Our Options program allows parents to be fully involved in all aspects of their child’s daily education.

The Options program is for families who are seeking a home-based educational environment, with the flexibility of selecting from a large variety of curricular options.


California Virtual Academies (CAVA)

We are a fast growing, (over 3,000 students) school in California.  We feature the K12 curriculum and many socialization opportunities including park days, outings, group activities, etc.  We are WASC accredited and offer a K-9 grade curriculum. CAVA does not provide educational funding for families.


Connections Academy

Tuition-free online public school for K-12. We are open to students in Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties.  We provide students with high-quality curriculum, dynamic lessons, state-of-the-art technology, and access to a dedicated team of certified teachers who work together from our office in Visalia under the direction of a principal.  And, Connections Academy is accredited by CITA, the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation. Connections does not provide educational funding for families.


Valiant Prep Charter School

Homeschooling parents have an option to enroll in our school through our Homeschool Program. This is available for students in grades TK-12 and allows families to stay actively involved and hands-on throughout their child’s educational journey.

Enrollment in this program allows for hundreds of education options such as horseback riding, art, science labs and experiments, gardening, and music instruction in addition to many curriculum options. We are proud to have hundreds of vendors partner with us so that our families have a great deal of choice when it comes to teaching their children.

17 thoughts on “Fresno Area Homeschool Options

  • Danielle 1 year ago

    I’m looking to move to Fresno and have taught at a Public Waldorf school for the past two years. I’m looking to employment and would love to help start a Waldorf program. Either a charter, a homeschool hybrid program or maybe I can put something together. It’s been a few years since the last posts on here but maybe things have changed since then.

    • Jena 1 year ago

      I would be very interested in ether a preschool or hybrid program!

    • Jacquelyn Anderson 3 months ago

      Hi Danielle! I’m not sure if you’ll receive this message or not! I know it’s from a year ago… Can you let me know if you receive this message? Id love to talk to you about your thoughts!

      • Alisha 1 month ago

        You guys really should make it happen. It’s so sad there’s no Waldorf options in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

  • Elizabeth Rooney 2 years ago

    It might be helpful to include some of the homeschool facebook groups on this page. Also, Classical Conversations is a classical Christian community program that has hundreds of families involved in this area. I’m happy to provide information.

  • Richard Fessenden 3 years ago

    We are interested in homeschooling our two grandsons who are 12&11, both have server adha and the younger one has learning disabilities. I have been reading lots of infro. Lots of questions.

    • WebmamaTina Post author 3 years ago

      I’ll help if I can…what are your questions?

  • Jessica 3 years ago

    Im alsoblooking for a waldorf inspired achool for my children. If any of you hear of any news please email me.

    • Libby 4 months ago

      Did you ever find a Waldorf inspired school?

  • Nicole 4 years ago

    I have been to Sierra charter, and k12 cava schools for homeschooling my children. This year we are going through inspire, which allows you to choose your own curriculum and allows you to spend 1600 per child on education/lessons/extracurricular activities. So far so good.

  • laura benavides 6 years ago

    …that is until a waldorf-inspired charter comes to fresno/hanford/visalia area (:

  • laura benavides 6 years ago

    i also am interested in any waldorf inspired schooling or homeschool groups. I would love to homeschool my daughter and pool resources with other parents doing the same.

    • Leah Z 3 years ago

      Hi Laura,

      I was just curious if you ever got connected with any Waldorf inspired schools or groups? I’m looking for the same. Thanks

  • Roekmini 6 years ago

    Hello, I am also interested in getting something like this going and know of some people that can help it get started if we are willing to put in some effort. Should we get together and talk about the possibility of starting a charter? They have one in Los Banos now.

  • Yasmina Vazquez 6 years ago

    Good day!
    I am wondering if you know of any waldorf or waldorf inspired school or program in central California area
    Thank you
    Enjoy this beautiful day

    • WebmamaTina Post author 6 years ago

      Unfortunately, I don’t. It has been tried several times to my knowledge to start something up, but it never gets far before it dies. 🙁 If you do find something, please let me know, as I’d like to help promote it! Fresno really does need something like this!


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