> I am thrilled with the idea, but don't know where to begin. In
>California you have a very limited choice in regards to how you
>go about homeschooling. You may file an R4 affidavit, declaring
>your home a "private school", you are thereby required to fulfill all
>of the same requirements that a publice school student must fulfill,
>using the same textbooks, classes, etc.
I'm not from California, but I'm pretty sure you're interpreting the R4
affidavit wrong. Declaring yourself a provate school means you _don't_ have
to follow the public school requirements. Check out
It's the website for the California Homeschool Network.