Advertising


Thank you for your interest in advertising with the HomeSchool Association of California (HSC). We offer several ways to reach homeschoolers throughout California and beyond.


First, HSC's quarterly magazine, The HomeSchooler, is a national publication delivered to our membership, libraries, and educational facilities throughout California and to subscribers beyond the state. The Homeschooler is renowned for timely, entertaining, and factual information which appeals to a broad range of homeschooling families. For as little as $60 per quarter, you can place an ad in The Homeschooler and spread the word about your business.


Want to reach even more homeschoolers? Combine your ad in The Homeschooler with our digital e-newsletter and website advertising for the greatest impact.


As a monthly supplement to The Homeschooler, we email The California Homeschooler, a digital e-newsletter, to the entire HSC membership. By limiting advertising to just three sponsors per issue, we give your company more exclusive access. Become a sponsor for the digital e-newsletter in conjunction with your magazine ad to reinforce your advertising message.


Please see our rate sheet for more information about rates and ad specifications for both The Homeschooler and The California Homeschooler.


Your advertising need not be limited to the magazine and e-newsletter. Submitting a text ad on HSC's website maximizes the visibility of your ads placed in HSC's publications. The HSC Marketplace allows advertisers to reach thousands of homeschoolers looking for companies which cater to their unique educational needs. Ads start at $29.99 per year making this a very affordable option with high visibility. The HSC Marketplace is divided into the categories homeschoolers most often seek information and goes far beyond the usual listing of school subjects. Click here for more details, and to submit an ad.


Please feel free to contact the HSC Advertising Coordinator at HSC-CHSads@hsc.org with any questions you may have about advertising with HSC.




 Color Ads

Ad Size LocationWidth x Height1 Issue2 Issues4 Issues
Half PageInside Back Cover4 3/4" x 4" or Full Bleed 6" x 4 1/2"$120$230$430
Half PageOuter Back Cover5 1/4" x 5" or 2-Side Bleed 5 1/4" x 6"$140$240$450
Full PageInside Back Cover4 3/4" x 8 1/2" or Full Bleed 6" x 9"$165$310$580
Quarter PageOuter Back Cover2 3/4" x 3 3/8" or 2-Side Bleed 3 1/4" x 3 1/2"$85$155$280



Black and White Ads

Ad SizeWidth x Height1 Issue2 Issues4 Issues
Half Page Horizontal4 3/4" x 4"$90$170$320
Half Page Vertical2 5/16" x 8"$90$170$320
Quarter Page Horizontal4 3/4" x 2"$60$110$200
Quarter Page Vertical2 5/16 x 4"$60$110$200


* All ads must be in consecutive issues, and payment received in full prior to first month’s placement, to receive package deals.

** For an ad that includes bleed, please add ¼” of color on all sides that will bleed.



Magazine Issue DeadlinePublication
SpringDecember 14thMarch
SummerApril 1stJune
FallJuly 1stSeptember
WinterOctober 1stDecember


The Homeschooler accepts camera-ready, electronic files in TIFF, PDF or EPS format, 300 dpi, with fonts and artwork embedded. Basic magazine ads are black & white. Full-page, half-page or quarter-page size ads are available. Please convert files to grayscale before sending. Premium color ads are available in full, half and quarter page sizes. Convert files to CMYK before sending. If bleed is desired, add ¼” bleed per side.  


Please email ad-copy & artwork to HSC’s Advertising Coordinator at HSC-Advertising@HSC.org.

Send check payments to HomeSchool Association of California (HSC), P.O. Box 77873, Corona, CA 92877-0128.


Send Paypal payments to: HscMarketPlace@gmail.com.

Payment and ad artwork must be received and approved by above-listed deadlines.

The information on this sheet is subject to change. HSC reserves the right to refuse advertising deemed inappropriate.  


Please check with HSC’s Advertising Coordinator for updates on any promotions not be shown on this rate sheet. HSC accepts only ads that are appropriate for an inclusive organization.






Ad rates are $600 per year or $50 per month for up to 400 characters.
Ads must be received and paid for by the 25th of the previous month (15th for December).



The HSC MarketPlace is a resource page on HSC's website at www.hsc.org. Ads start at $29.99/yr, with the option to pay more for extra category placements. Ad text, payment, and submission form must be completed online by the advertiser.  

Click here to submit an ad for The MarketPlace or for more information








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