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Public school Independent Study Programs/”ISP”s, or Public Charter Schools
A Personalized Education for students TK-12, engaging in the
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.
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.
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
1776 6th Avenue Drive, Kingsburg. 559-897-6740.
Provide credentialed educational coordinators and online classes on
Facebook page: Central Valley Home School
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
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.
46655 Road 200,
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
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
41267 Highway 41, Oakhurst, 559 642-1422. Provides a credentialed teacher to guide families, as well as on site classes and resources.
39500 Dunlap Rd, Dunlap, 559-305-7320
Online high school, available for Fresno County and surrounding counties.
These don’t generally offer curriculum, though some may…
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
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,
Email email@example.com or call 559-281-0399 for more info.
In addition to the
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.
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.
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
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.