What exactly is Home Schooling?

Home Schooling is a program where parents and teachers work together to educate students through standards based curriculum. Parents act as the home teacher for all classes, while the school teacher monitors progress of student achievement.


What is the role of the teacher?

The teacher moYnitors the students work, assists the parents in providing proper assignments to meet California State Standards. The teacher forms a partnership with parents to assure academic success.


How are assignments assigned?  

Assignments sheets list the courses in which the student is enrolled. All the assignments for the week will be printed on the assignment sheet to assure that the student, parent and teacher are clear as to what needs to be completed.


How often do the students meet with the teacher?

In our program the student meets with each teacher at least once a week to review the previous week’s assignments and to look at the next week’s assignments.


How is attendance counted?

Attendance is determined by the amount of work that is returned to the teacher on the date that is written when signing the Master Agreement.  The work must be turned in on that date to collect attendance. No late work will be accepted for attendance purposes.


What do we do when we meet with the teacher?

The student, parent and teacher evaluate and discuss the previous week’s work. A new assignment sheet will then be produced.


Does the student take tests at home?

Yes, the students usually take tests at home. There will be times when the teacher will ask a student to take a test or quiz at school. All state testing and finals will be taken at school site.


My student is behind credits for graduation, can they make it up in HomeSchooling?

No. Because of the independent nature of homeschooling it is not a credit recovery program.  


Does the student get a regular high school diploma?

Yes, they need to meet the graduation requirements of Orange Unified School District and will receive a diploma from OUSD Home Schooling.


Can the student participate in sports or clubs with the high school of residence?

A student can participate in up to two courses at their school of residence.  Those courses can be a sport, music, an advanced science or math course or a foreign language. The student will have to attend school on a daily basis.


Can a student attend a sporting event or dance?

Yes, the student may attend an event of the school of residence.


Can the student graduate with a regular high school?

The student will receive a diploma from OUSD Home Schooling. The student can choose to walk with their high school of residence for the graduation.


Does the student receive a quality education?

Yes, it is the time and effort students put into their studies that provide the kind of education a student receives.


Does there need to be an adult at home to teach the student?

Yes, the term “homeschooling” means that the parent or guardian is directly involved in the student's instruction and learning at home.


Are there available online classes?

The classes change from year to year, but we do offer some electives online through our district.


Are you Special Ed (IEP)?

See your case carrier, we do offer 9 -12 grade Special Ed services, but not for K-8.