State & Federal Programs

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

⇒ Coming Soon!: ESSA Webpage

ESEA Private School Resources on CDE Web Site

The California Department of Education web site contains a Guidance Document detailing provisions for the participation of private school students, teachers and other personnel in relevant programs provided by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Text of the No Child Left Behind Act

(1.7 MB)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)

The following materials are made available by the U.S. Department of Education:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Provisions Related to Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools

Topic Brief on IDEA

IDEA FAQs (2011)

Green Ribbon Schools

California will once again participate in the US Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Award program, and the California Department of Education has asked CAPSO to administer the private school component of the program. (Learn more…)