Home schooling in Wisconsin is fun with plenty of group social activities for homeschooled teens and younger children.
Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association
Wisconsin CHEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving
all home educators in the state of Wisconsin. Our leadership
are all born-again Christians.
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.
Post your homeschooler-friendly event in the Wisconsin Homeschool Group
Wisconsin Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Wisconsin.
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.
Wisconsin Education Code For
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
Not intended as legal advice. For your information only.
Home-Based Private Education Program (Home Schooling)
The home-based private educational program telephone numbers,
608-266-5761 or toll free 1-888-245-2732, ext. 1, are available
for requests of form PI-1206 and additional general
home-based private educational program information. DPI forms
and instructions in WORD format included.
Maintaining Homeschooling Freedoms
Knowing and Exercising Parental Rights. Understanding your homeschooling rights and responsibilities can help you homeschool without fear or concerns. From WPA.
Part-time Attendance Option for Private or Home-based Students
The school board of a school district operating high school grades
shall allow a pupil enrolled in a private school or a pupil enrolled
in a home-based educational program (commonly referred to as
home-schooling), who has met the standards for admission to high
school,, to take up to 2 courses during each school semester.
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.
Homeschooling in Wisconsin: At Home With Learning
A "must have" publication from the Wisconsin Parents
Association for those who are considering homeschooling in this
Kitchen tables and Marble Halls: WPA and Homeschooling In Wisconsin
A history of how a small group of homeschool parents started WPA, and grew it into a powerful force for the freedom to homeschool in Wisconsin.
Central Wisconsin Homeschoolers
Closed group. Contact the Admin to find out how to join.
Northern Wisconsin Homeschool
We are a list for Northern Wisconsin Homeschoolers (and moms)
to join and plan get-togethers and outtings in the state of Wisconsin
and Upper Michigan. New Moms and not-so-new Moms are welcome.
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 TAG Homeschooling Forum
This state-wide group is for Wisconsin families who are currently
homeschooling their "talented and gifted" children.
We also welcome G/T parents who are considering the option of
For all those interested in homeschool in Wisconsin, or the midwest.
Open to all styles of homeschooling. Non-judgmental and non-demonational.
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
Communicators of Wisconsin
Affiliated with the National Christian Forensics and Communication
Association. We are also looking for volunteers to judge our
tournament (250 of them!) Tournament in January.
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 2012-13.
Wisconsin Autism Directory of Resources
The Autism Society of Wisconsin provides some information about
homeschooling your autistic child in this state.
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.
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
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
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.
Christian Home Educators Family Support
This group is dedicated to serving members of CHEFS in Dodge County Wisconsin.
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
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
A secular, inclusive group for homeschoolers in and around Green
County, Wisconsin. All homeschooling philosophies and religious
paths are welcome.
Greater Milwaukee Catholic Home Educators
We are a Catholic homeschool support group in the Southeast Wisconsin area.
Feel free to post information about opportunities for homeschoolers in the Milwaukee Area.
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.
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
Kinnickinnic Valley Home Educators
We are a general homeschool support group composed of home educators
from Pierce County and St Croix County of Western
Wisconsin, and neighboring Dakota County and Washington County
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.
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 (WI) Home Educators
This e-mail list exists for the purpose of communication between home educators in and around Richland County, Wisconsin.
Learning Alternatively in Racine/Kenosha Homeschool Group
A grassroots group open to all homeschool families. Our purpose
is to provide homeschooling kids with educational and wholesome
social interaction. Located in Janesville and surrounding
Rock County, WI.
Southwest Wisconsin Community of Homeschools
Exercise, Fun, and Fellowship -- Homeschool Family Open Gym Time in Viroqua. Facebook Page.
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.
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.
Homeschoolers of Wisconsin-Directory
The Leone family maintains this alphabetical list of support
groups and contacts for Wisconsin Catholic homeschoolers.
Christian support groups in Wisconsin. Word document.
Wisconsin Support Groups
List from Home Education Magazine. To be listed, email HEM-Info@homeedmag.com
Contact your WPA Regional Coordinator for basic information about
homeschooling including learning resources, legal information
and homeschool support groups near you.
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.
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.