Talega Prep is a California Private School offering satellite programs (PSPs) to support homeschooling families. Our mission is to bring educational freedom to families by offering an alternative to public and charter school independent study programs.  TPA programs are available for all students in grades K-12.

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Unlike public, or public charter schools, Talega Preparatory Academy supports homeschoolers of all learning styles and methods including traditional classroom, Classical, Faith-based, and unschooling, among many others.  Recordkeeping is kept to a minimum, and you are completely free to educate your children as you see best meets their needs and interests.


the freedom to homeschool your way.


As a Talega Prep student, your child is enrolled in a California Private School, and you can rest assured that all State requirements are being met.  

Choose the methods, levels, and pacing that work best for each of your children.  You may pick and choose courses or curriculum pieces from the sources that best meet your students' educational needs.

Set your own schedule, be it daily, weekly, monthly, or year-round.

We support you!

Whether your day is filled with sports training, rigorous academics, or daydreaming, Talega Prep gives you the freedom to plan and pursue your activities when it suits your family's schedule. You decide when and what to study, because you are in charge.

Umbrella Program
  • Parent as teacher, including curriculum design, implementation, and assessment

  • Record keeping of all necessary California Private School Documents

  • Request Records from previous school(s)

  • Maintain & Confirm Attendance 

  • Verify enrollment

  • Maximum privacy

  • Professional Transcripts (HS only)

  • High School Diploma

  • Consultation Services Available for additional fee


What a joy to have our kids home with us!  We are ALL learning so much and having fun together. Thank you so much for your help getting us started.


Jenna S




Being able to train full-time this winter, James has taken his game to another level.  The flexible schedule has been great.


Michael B

Tuition for the Umbrella Program is $250 per family per year, plus $25 new student fee. High School students incur an additional $25 annual fee.  We accept PayPal.

Freedom & Flexibility

to Plan & Schedule

Your Day, Your Way 

8th Grade Gap Year...
the homeschool way
With Talega Prep, your 8th grade Gap Year is a second year of 8th grade during which you and your child design your own Course of Studies. Core subjects are taught and learned based on your child’s individual learning style, interests, strengths, and weaknesses. The 8th Grade Gap Year gives your child an extra year of maturity before heading into the challenges of high school.

How we do it…

At the end of 8th grade, your child enrolls as an 8th grader repeating 8th grade with Talega Prep, just as any other student would enroll. When the academic year is finished, your child enrolls at the high school of your choice as a 9th grader. Talega Prep will obtain your child’s cumulative file from the previous middle school, provide a grade report for your year with us, and send your file to the high school as we would any other student. We will provide you with the tools to meet the legal requirements for homeschooling in California.


Why we do it…

We recognize that many students are not ready for high school and will benefit from an extra year of growth before taking on this challenge. We work to provide families with educational alternatives that will meet their students’ needs.



What it is NOT…

The 8th Grade Gap Year is not a do-nothing year off nor is it just a repeat of the previous year. In order to repeat 8th grade, you will need to find a private school or homeschool program (California public schools rarely retain students in middle school, even if they have received straight “F’s” for each semester). Talega Prep meets both these needs by helping you follow the legal homeschooling requirements under our private school satellite program.


For more information about the 8th Grade Gap Year, see our blog here. To arrange a personal consultation, contact us using the form below.

Contact us 

We hope you will find all the information you need to get started right here on our website. But, if you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us.  We are happy to help!

Thank you, Marguerite, for providing this service. I know that our time in Belgium and travels through India and the East were unconventional ways of learning, but I also know that they have helped shape him into the fine man that he has become. 

Francine B.



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