What is Homeschooling?

“‘Home-based private educational program’ means a program of educational instruction provided to a child by the child’s parent or guardian or by a person designated by the parent or guardian. An instructional program provided to more than one family unit does not constitute a home-based private educational program.” (WI statute 115.001(3g)

Homeschooling can look highly formalized with textbooks or online learning programs, wildly free and nature based, or anything in-between. Parents are the educational administrators for their homeschool, making all educational decisions, unlike public or private virtual learning programs.

Visit https://www.homeschooling-wpa.org/getting-started/ for more information.

What are the requirements for Homeschooling in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Homeschool laws provide a lot of freedom to parents, but there are some basic requirements by the State of Wisconsin.

  1. File a PI-1206 Homeschool Report form between the third Friday in September and October 15th for all students age 6-18 on September 1st of the current year. https://www.homeschooling-wpa.org/faqs/when-and-how-to-file-the-pi-1206/
  2. Provide and track attendance for 875 hours of instruction in an academic year. Remember, your academic year may be September-June or a full year September-August. While the number may seem large, most families are able to easily reach this number and still have plenty of time for family vacations and seasonal breaks. Parent Educational Administrators decide their homeschool’s schedule and what in including as instruction time. https://www.homeschooling-wpa.org/getting-started/
  3. Annual instruction must involve “sequentially progressive curriculum of fundamental instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and health.” Wis Stat 118.165(c), (d) This means that core subject learning.

Is homeschooling right for me?

What is CCHC? (history, # of families, past field trips)

Who can join?

What is required of CCHC members? (dues, attendance, parental leadership)