For purposes of this article, "heritage school" means a school that serves children who are at least 4 years and 9 months of age and no older than 18 years of age, who attend a public or private full-time day school, that does all of the following:
(a) Specifies regular hours of operation.
(b) Offers education or academic tutoring, or both, in a foreign language.
(c) Offers education on the culture, traditions, or history of a country other than the United States.
(d) Offers culturally enriching activities, including, but not limited to, art, dancing, games, or singing, based on the culture or customs of a country other than the United States.
(e) Maintains membership in a state or national cultural or language association.
(f) Complies with relevant local government regulations, where applicable.
(g) Does not operate out of a residential home.
(h) Complies with the requirements of Section 33195 and maintains in its possession a copy of the registration form electronically filed with the Superintendent. The heritage school shall make this form available upon request, including to the State Department of Social Services, to verify exemption from child care licensure.
(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 286, Sec. 1.)
Education Code 33195