Illinois Coalition of Non-Public Schools
We monitor state-wide education activities and share information of interest to non-public schools who seek to assist each other in common efforts.
Illinois Christian Home Educators
ICHE is dedicated to helping christian families get the information and support they need to educate their children in today’s society.
H.O.U.S.E. is a non-sectarian, state-wide, homeschooling support association. Last updated in 2006.
Post your homeschooler-friendly event in the Illinois Homeschool Group
Calendar of Events
Conferences, campouts, and more. From ICHE.
Chicago Homeschool Expo
Chicago Homeschool Expo – May 16-18, 2013. Facebook page.
Post your homeschooler-friendly field trip in the Illinois Homeschool Group
Illinois Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Illinois.
Illinois Education Code For Homeschooling
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only. From your Guide.
Homeschooling mom hits the nail on the head with the problem of “secret meetings” being held by HSLDA, ICHE, IFI, and Senator Maloney
Terri is a long time homeschooling mom and I believe she is speaking for the majority of homeschooling families in our state who do not want to be represented by those who have named themselves leaders and spokespersons for all homeschoolers. I heartily agree with her. We need to be sure our heads aren’t in the sand!
Driver’s Education & the Home-Schooled Student
The law and how to get your teen enrolled in a drivers ed class in Illinois.
Eight Reasons Not to Register
Because there is no requirement to register in Illinois. Period. By Harvey Bluedorn.
Homeschoolers and Sports Participation
The public school in question may be amenable to homeschooler participation, but they are held by IHSA rules which specify that all members of the teams that represent it, actually be “degree-seeking students” of that school.
Illinois Graduated Licensing System
Phased in licensing for teen drivers.
Home-schooling in Illinois is considered to be a form of private education. Parents who choose to educate their children at home are under a legal obligation to meet the minimum requirements stated in Illinois’ Compulsory Attendance Law (Section 26-1 of the Illinois School Code). From the Illinois State Department of Education.
Publication 119, Education Expense Credit General Rules and Requirements for Home Schools
This Illinois document provides home schools the requirements for qualified education expenses.
Withdrawing Children From Public Schools
When parents choose to withdraw their compulsory attendance aged children (ages 7 – 16) from public school, there are certain procedures that should be followed.
This list is for the discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Illinois. Posting of events, organizations and homeschool websites is welcome.
Illinois Homeschooling Families
This is an “online support” group for families who are homeschooling/unschooling in Illinois. The purpose is to share information and ideas related to education.
IL HS Gifted
An all inclusive communication loop and supportive network for Illinois families who are homeschooling their highly, exceptionally, or profoundly gifted children.
This list is for all Illinois homeschoolers, or those who are interested in homeschooling in Illinois.
Illinois Homeschool Freedom Watch
This list exists to network all homeschoolers interested in Illinois homeschool laws, homeschooling legal issues, court cases involving homeschoolers and homeschooling legislative issues in Illinois, regardless of any group affiliation.
This is a meeting place for Illinois home schoolers who also subscribe to the TAGMAX email list. We hope to use this forum to plan outings, share local resources and basically get to know each other better.
Three Rivers Homeschool Network
For homeschoolers in western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and northwest Tennessee. Meeting announcements, field trip and activity opportunities, workshops and conferences, and homeschool related for-sale items will be welcome.
We are homeschooling parents in Illinois, who have chosen the method of “Unschooling” as the means to teach our children.
Godly Influenced Fine Arts Training
G.I.F.T. is a non-profit program run by volunteers that offers fine arts classes to homeschoolers of all ages (pre-school – adult).
Hallstrom Home School Workshops
Provides high quality, academically challenging, spiritually uplifting classes to supplement, support, encourage, but not to replace, what is being learned at home.
Homeschooling in Illinois
Your one stop information center for everything related to homeschooling in Illinois. Need help teaching science? Looking for a local support group? Want to learn more about homeschooling in general? You’ll find that and much, much more all here!
Saturday Morning Physics
Sign up in August. A program for students in senior year of high school at Fermi Labs with ability to benefit from an advanced series of physics classes.
Universities and Colleges
Located in Wauegan, Illinois, this small, four-year, accredited, liberal arts college welcomes homeschooled students. It features classes of 12 students and uses original sources for readings. Application process is personal.
Contact Dan Crabtree, Director of College & Career Guidance, Wheaton Academy (IL), 630-231-0727, ext. 668 for assistance with homeschoolers’ admissions.