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Heritage School Registration Information

Information on who should file and why, instructions, and link to registration form.

Who Should File a HSR Form?

California Education Code (EC) 33195 External link opens in new window or tab. states that every person, firm, association, partnership, or corporation operating a heritage school as defined in Section 33195.4 shall file the electronic Heritage School Registration (HSR) Form between January 1 and 31 every year. EC Section 33195.4 defines “heritage school” as a school that serves children who are at least four (4) years and nine (9) months of age and no older than 18 years of age, and who also attend a public or private full-time day school. Also included in the definition is the requirement that heritage schools do all of the following:

Note: A heritage school, as defined above, is exempt from licensure by the State Department of Social Services as a child day care center. Attendance at a heritage school does not satisfy California compulsory education requirements pursuant to EC Section 48200 External link opens in new window or tab. .

Why file the Heritage School Registration Form?

EC Section 33195 requires that heritage schools file the HSR Form annually together with a filing fee. A heritage school (as defined in EC Section 33195.4) that files the HSR Form annually is exempt from licensure as a child day care center by the State Department of Social Services. Once receipt of the filing fee is confirmed, the data submitted in the HSR Form will be included in the California Department of Education (CDE) online Heritage School Registration Form Search Page, which can be accessed by the public. Consistent with EC Section 33195(c), filing of the HSR Form shall not be interpreted to mean, and it shall be unlawful for any heritage school to expressly or impliedly represent, that the State of California, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, the CDE, any division or bureau of the CDE, or any accrediting agency has made any evaluation, recognition, approval, or endorsement of the heritage school. Additionally, filing the HSR Form does not mean that the State of California or any accrediting agency has granted a license or authorization to operate a heritage school.

Online Heritage School Registration Form

Questions:   Heritage Schools | heritageschools@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331
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