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Illinois Homeschool Information
Homeschooling is a great choice for families in Illinois! Find out how to homeschool, what the homeschool requirements are for Illinois residents, connect with local homeschoolers, find nearby classes and co-ops, discover field trip destinations, and much more.
Illinois Homeschool Legalities
Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code (which is usually online at your state's official website) for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code—whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups—can be helpful, but may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.
A quick note about sticking to what the law requires:
The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!
Links to information about homeschool regulations in Illinois
Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below may or may not be current. Be sure to verify information with your state homeschool organization(s).
Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Illinois [Read more...]
Discussions and Resources for Illinois Homeschoolers [Read more...]
All Homeschool families are invited to visit their local Barnes & Noble location to sign up for the FREE Educator Discount Card. Year round, eligible homeschooling resources (books, workbooks,... [Read more...]
FVBC Resource RoomDundee
This is a free lending library of many resources for homeschool families in the Dundee, IL, area. [Read more...]
Big Brothers Big SistersSt. Clair County residents
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) provides counseling services to all children seeking counseling within the ages of 6 through 17 whom are either BBBS clients or community members. Self-referrals are... [Read more...]
The Family Vision LibrarySt. Louis
The Family Vision Library is a non-profit, free, Christian lending library to our local community and abroad through mail. The Family Vision has offered a Christian lending library since 2005. Our ... [Read more...]