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Homeschooling in Illinois

by Mary Ann Kelley

Illinois Homeschool Laws & Information

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 -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissableThe "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!

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

Illinois Homeschooling Laws

From HOUSE (Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience)

Summary Outline of Illinois School Laws that Pertain to Private Homeschools

Section 26-1 of the Illinois School Code

Illinois Home-Schooling

From the Illinois State Board of Education. Includes PDF files on Questions you may have about Illinois Home-Schooling and ISBE Home Schooling Registration Forms.

Popcorn & Peanuts

ALL the Illinois Home Education Laws in One Place

Legal Issues

From Illinois Christian Home Educators

Illinois Resource Pages & Places

Illinois HomeschoolingIllinois Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Illinois

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – IllinoisIllinois Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Illinois Homeschoolers

Barnes & NobleOak Brook

Barnes & Noble provides a free discount card to homeschooling parents known as the Educator Discount Card. Sign up at any Barnes & Noble store and receive 20% off your purchases. During the...

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...

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