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Wisconsin Homeschooling

Home schooling in Wisconsin is fun with plenty of group social activities for homeschooled teens and younger children.

Associations

Wisconsin Parents Association
WPA is an inclusive grassroots homeschooling organization that provides information, support, and encouragement for families through its voice mail, 285-page handbook, annual Conference and Curriculum Fair, quarterly newsletter, network of Regional Coordinators, and web site. Facebook Page.


Events

Posted by People like You in our Homeschool-serving Community
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Field Trips

Wisconsin Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Wisconsin.

Legal Information

How Do I File the Required Form PI-1206?
In Wisconsin, we must file form PI-1206 with the Department of Public Instruction, not asking for permission, but informing them that we are instructing our children at home. This form attests that we are not circumventing the school attendance laws and are providing at least 875 hours of instruction per year covering at least reading, language arts, math, social studies, science and health.

Protecting Wisconsin Law
In June 2016, the WPA Board approved the creation of a Legislative Watch Committee, headed by our Issues Director. The LWC keeps up-to-date on state and national issues that may affect Wisconsin homeschool law. They watch, analyze, and call on members when action is needed.

Wisconsin Education Code For Homeschooling
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
Not intended as legal advice. For your information only.

Home-Based Private Education Program (Home Schooling)
Parents must complete the PI-1206 form every school year. The Department of Public Instruction does not provide personal consultation and technical assistance regarding home-based private educational programs. The PI-1206 must be submitted online. Paper copies are no longer accepted.

Part-time Attendance Option for Private or Home-based Students
#16 The part-time attendance law, s.118.53, Wis. Stats., allows homeschooled students to attend a public school on a part-time basis. A school district is required, space permitting, to allow pupils who are enrolled in a homeschool program to take up to two courses per semester at any public school. Students must satisfy the minimum standards for admission to a course offered by the school district. To register for courses, please contact the school district office you are interested in attending.

What To Do When School Officials Contact You
Here are suggestions for ways homeschoolers can effectively deal with public school officials in each of the following situations. From the WPA.


Publications

Homeschooling in Wisconsin: At Home With Learning
A “must have” publication from the Wisconsin Parents Association for those who are considering homeschooling in this state.

Online

Central Wisconsin Homeschoolers
Closed group. Contact the Admin to find out how to join.

Unschooling Families
A homeschool support group for families in East Central Wisconsin interested in self-directed and/or interest-initiated learning.

Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers
Homeschoolers come from different walks of life (and homeschooling itself is a lifestyle!). Here we are free to discuss everything in our lives which relates to homeschooling: raising our children, our families, etc.

Wisconsin Unschoolers
A place for families who are unschooling in Wisconsin to connect, share, inspire, and play.

WisHomeschool
For all those interested in homeschool in Wisconsin, or the midwest. Open to all styles of homeschooling. Non-judgmental and non-demonational.

Resources

Children in Urban America Project
This site features hundreds of documents and images about children in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, drawn from newspapers, government and other official records, oral histories and memoirs, and many other sources.

Home Based Private Education-Statistics
A comparison of enrollment in the home-based private educational programs and public and private school enrollment is available in a multi-year listing for the years 1984-85 to 2015-16.

Wisconsin Autism Directory of Resources
The Autism Society of Wisconsin provides some information about homeschooling your autistic child in this state.

Support Groups

DANE COUNTY – MADISON

FISH Home Education Network
A Christian support network serving homeschooling families in Madison, Wisconsin and many surrounding communities in Dane County. Facebook Page.

H.E A.R.T.-Homeschoolers Exploring Activities and Resources Together
A Madison, WI area homeschool support group. H.E.A.R.T. seeks to foster an egalitarian, inclusive, homeschooling support group to enhance the homeschooling experience of our members.

Holy Family Homeschoolers
We are a support group for Catholic homeschoolers in the greater Madison, Wisconsin, area. We meet regularly, including once-a-week for academic enrichment activities. Come join the fun!

Home Oriented Meaningful Education
HOME was founded in 1983 by Alison McKee to develop a supportive network for unschoolers. It serves families living in Madison, WI and the surrounding area. For more information, contact Alison McKee at amckee@mailbag.com [Not certain this group is still active. Anyone know?]

Madison County Homeschoolers
This group is for sharing information about curriculum, classes, field trips and anything related to homeschooling. Any homeschooling family is welcome to join, but most events will be in the Madison County area.

REACH Homeschool Madison
REACH is organized to complement the home educator’s curriculum by enhancing our children’s studies in a Christian environment supported by Biblical principles.

T.E.A.C.H. (Training, Educating and Admonishing our Children at Home)
T.E.A.C.H. Homeschool Group is a group of Christian homeschooling families who meet monthly in Madison, WI, as parents and also provide field trips and activities for students. Come and visit with no obligation. We’d love to have you join us.

DODGE COUNTY

Kettle Moraine Home Educators
Connects homeschooling families in Washington, Dodge, Ozaukee, Fond Du Lac and other surrounding counties. Our primary location for group events is in West Bend. We are a christian based group, all are welcome to join.

DUNE COUNTY

Menomonie Area Homeschoolers
A group of active homeschooling families who cooperate to create an enriching environment for homeschooled children ages 4 to 18 and their families. Families with younger siblings can be involved, too, and we are building an active preschool group. We welcome new and experienced homeschool families. We’re an inclusive group with no particular religious affiliations. Email rebkilde@wwt.net

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

Fond du Lac Area Christian Homeschoolers Association
An interdenominational Christian-based support group open to all homeschoolers. Our meetings are for the whole family, including dads, moms, children, and any friends and relatives desiring to learn more about homeschooling. To ask questions, to request a free newsletter or Newcomers Packet, or for more information about homeschooling, please contact Dawn Poss at facha-homeschool@sbcglobal.net

GREEN COUNTY

Stateline Homeschoolers
A secular, inclusive group for homeschoolers in and around Green County, Wisconsin. All homeschooling philosophies and religious paths are welcome.

GRANT COUNTY

Christian Home Educators Fellowship
CHEF is a Christian-based homeschool group serving the tri-state area of WI, IL, and IA, and meets in Platteville, WI. We offer family events, science experiments, parents night, drama, purity ball, senior banquet, graduation, and much more.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY

Greater Milwaukee Catholic Home Educators
We are a Catholic homeschool support group in the Southeast Wisconsin area.

MilwaukeeLand Homeschoolers
Feel free to post information about opportunities for homeschoolers in the Milwaukee Area.

OAK CREEK

Masters Touch Homeschool
We exist to honor the Lord by encouraging and edifying other Christian home-schooling families through prayer and support, and by providing opportunities to meet with and connect to other families. Based in Oak Creek, WI.

OUTAGAMIE

Fox Valley Wisconsin Homeschoolers and Unschoolers
A completely inclusive and diverse homeschooling/unschooling group! We don’t discriminate based on age, race/ethnicity, income, gender, religion, political affiliation and/or sexual orientation. Oshkosh, Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Omro, Fond du Lac, Winneconne, Winchester, Waupaca, Green Bay, Little Chute, Grand Chute, Green Bay, Sherwood and everywhere else welcome.

PIERCE, DUNN & ST CROIX COUNTIES

The Western Wisconsin Homeschool Network
This network has been created to support the homeschooling community of Pierce, St Croix, and Dunn counties of Western Wisconsin, along the I-94 corridor from Hudson to Menomonie. Our homeschool community is diverse.

PORTAGE

Christian Homeschoolers Aligning Together
CHAT is a Christian community-wide group dedicated to providing support and encouragement to homeschool families. Serves Stevens Point and the surrounding communities.

RICHLAND COUNTY

Richland County (WI) Home Educators
This e-mail list exists for the purpose of communication between home educators in and around Richland County, Wisconsin.

ROCK COUNTY

Homeschoolers of West Racine
This page is for local families in the West Racine community to post to and get to know one another.

VERNON COUNTY

Southwest Wisconsin Community of Homeschools
Exercise, Fun, and Fellowship — Homeschool Family Open Gym Time in Viroqua.Facebook Page.

WAUKESHA COUNTY

Educating Children through Homeschool Opportunities
The mission of the ECHO community is to enhance the ability of member families to reach their personal goals and dreams through positive educational experiences and social opportunities in a nurturing, secular environment.

Mukwonago, Eagle Area Christian Homeschoolers
We are like-minded conservative Christian families who are home schooling our children. Not for home schooling sake, but for the glory and honor of God.

WOOD COUNTY

Central Wisconsin Holistic Homeschoolers
We are part of a small local group of homeschooling families gathering together in hopes of creating a community. We meet Friday mornings September through May from 9:30 to noon at the Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, unless the nice weather allows us to meet outdoors in local parks.

Support Group Lists

Catholic Homeschoolers of Wisconsin-Directory
The Leone family maintains this alphabetical list of support groups and contacts for Wisconsin Catholic homeschoolers.

Wisconsin Homeschool Support Groups
List from The Homeschool Mom. To be listed, Submit a Local Resource on her site.

WPA Regional Coordinators
Contact your WPA Regional Coordinator for basic information about homeschooling including learning resources, legal information and homeschool support groups near you.

Umbrella Schools

iForward
With career-focused academics tailored to meet each student’s unique learning style and personal goals, this non-profit, public charter school gives middle and high school students the individualized instruction they need to reach their own potential. Grantsburg School District.

Wisconsin Virtual Academy
You know your kids have something special inside them. We know it, too. Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a charter school authorized by the McFarland School District, and K12. Ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and possibility alive. Together, we are helping Wisconsin students in grades K-12 reach their true, personal potential.


Universities and Colleges

Lawrence University
We recognize the important contributions made by homeschoolers both in the classroom and as part of student life and make a deliberate effort to accommodate the special circumstances of homeschoolers during the admissions process.

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