How to Start Homeschooling in Wisconsin

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As a result of COVID-19, homeschooling is on the rise. For some, this is a short-term arrangement, and others have discovered that homeschooling is perfect for their family. In case you don’t know, homeschooling is simply the practice of educating your kids from home. Some families choose to collaborate through homeschooling cooperatives and extracurricular leagues to enrich the home school experience.

Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. When exploring the homeschooling route, please be aware that the laws and policies that govern homeschooling differ by state. If you wonder if homeschooling is a good fit for your family, you probably have questions about how to begin the process and what resources are available. Because of this, we created a series entitled, How to Start Homeschooling. In each installment, we will discuss homeschooling rules and resources for each state. In today’s installment, we will discuss homeschooling in Wisconsin.

What you need to know:

  • Wisconsin Homeschool Law requires you to submit an affidavit with the Department of Public Instruction each year before October 15th.
  • If you need to remove your kid, submit the affidavit and contact your kid’s school to remove your kid before homeschooling officially.
  • There are no particular requirements for teachers.
  • Homeschool learners must attend 875 hours per year of instruction.
  • There are six required academic subjects: reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and health.
  • The state of Wisconsin doesn’t require that you keep any particular records for your homeschooling.
  • Homeschool learners are not required to participate in yearly testing.
  • If you re-enroll your kid in a public school, you must inform the school via form PI-1206 or by contacting the School Management Services Team. Grade level placement is determined by each district individually.

Resources

You can learn more at the Wisconsin Parents AssociationHome School Legal Defense Association – Wisconsin, and Green Bay Area Christian Homeschoolers.

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