Homeschooling Support & Resources

Also see Schools: Charters in this section or contact your local school district or county education office to find out about specific homeschooling programs in your area.

A-G High School Science Labs; Chico. Geared for high school students preparing to attend college. Throughout the school year the Chico Creek Nature Center lab offers biology, chemistry, physics and earth science courses taught by a highly qualified lab instructor. Students complete supplemental requirements outside of the course. All materials, supplies & lab manuals are included in program fee. 1968 E 8th St. (530) 891-4671.

Bricks 4 Kidz; Chico. Offers a weekly themed science class for homeschoolers, & can customize a curriculum for homeschool groups of 10 or more students. Also offers open play/drop-off hours. 1141 Forest Ave. Ste. 40. (530) 332-9172.

California Homeschool Network (CHN). Statewide grassroots organization supporting homeschool families. (800) 327-5339.

Chico Homeschoolers. All-inclusive homeschooling support network for Chico & surrounding areas. Meets weekly for park day, shared activities, information & support. Offers Facebook group. Everyone welcome. Free. Info: Cyndi Pereira (530) 828-9288.

Hands-on Gardening Classes for Homeschoolers; Chico. From the Ground Up Farms, Inc., invites homeschoolers of all ages & from any location to come learn to plant, harvest & grow healthy organic foods. Takes place year-round (weather permitting) each Friday in an educational community garden located at 1125 Kentfield Rd. Lessons run 1-2 hours beginning 10:30am. For info call: (530) 513-7638.

Homeschool Association of California (HSC). Supports & promotes the entire spectrum of homeschooling. (888) HSC-4440.

Redding Homeschool Network. A free volunteer support group for Redding area homeschooling families. Weekly park days, shared activities, resources & info. Those thinking about homeschooling are welcome. (530) 347-5240 or e-mail

Thrive K-12 Learning Center; Chico.  Open structured learning environment offering drop-off learning sessions, field trips & classes for homeschoolers, including a homeschool nature class for grades K-6, using the Project Wild curriculum. (530) 828-9288.

Updated 3 Oct ’16 LS
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