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Illinois Homeschooling

Illinois Homeschooling Associations
Field Trips
Legal Information
Online Social Networks
Support Groups


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.

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.
H.O.U.S.E. is a non-sectarian, state-wide, homeschooling support association. Last updated in 2006.

Home School Programs in Illinois


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Calendar of Events
Conferences, campouts, and more. From ICHE.

Southern Illinois Homeschoolers
All the Events listed on this page are activities that are going on in the Southern Illinois Area.

Field Trips

Post your homeschooler-friendly field trip in the Illinois Homeschool Group

Illinois Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Illinois.

Legal Information

Illinois Education Code For Homeschooling
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only. From your Guide.

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.

Illinois Home-Schooling
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.

Online Social Networks

This list is for the discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Illinois. Posting of events, organizations and homeschool websites is welcome.

IL Teen Activities
Event planning organization for the Mid-West homeschooling community. Provides a safe and inviting environment for our guests and their families while they meet and make new friends through our activities. Teen activities for ages 12 and up. We hold eight main events throughout the school year, as well as some more relaxed activities. New: family activities for those with younger children, too. Modest membership fee.

Illinois Homeschool Support
This group is a sister group to Homeschool Co-op and Freebies. It was created to be an all inclusive homeschool support group for this area.

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.

This list is for all Illinois homeschoolers, or those who are interested in homeschooling in Illinois.

Illinois Homeschooling Muslimah Mommies
A place where Muslims can gather and share Islamic and Secular learning ideas, lessons, field trip ideas, meet-up places or just share day-to-day homeschooling joys, woes, and encouragement.

Illinois Homeschool/Unschooling Support
This group is for parents in Illnois who choose to homeschool or utilize child led learning (better known as unschooling) to support & help one another with ideas, advice, resources, and encouragement.

Secular Homeschoolers of Central Illinois
We are an inclusive homeschool co-op that respects and values diverse perspectives. Our purpose is to connect and support Central Illinois homeschooling families in a non-faith based group for field trips, shared lessons, book clubs, and online discussions.

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!

Northern Illinois Alternative Homeschoolers
NIAH is a place for unschooling families in the northern Illinois region to connect and support one another. We welcome anyone and everyone that is open to the idea of self-education, mindful parenting, and free-thinking.

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.

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