Know the Law For Illinois

  1. Compulsory Attendance – From 7-17 years of age
  2. Daily instruction of a child in English – 176 days
  3. Subjects taught should be equivalent to those taught in public school
  4. No standardized testing required
  5. No state accreditation required
  6. No home visits required
  7. No record of attendance – although advisable to do so
  8. No state requirement for parents to initiate any contact

Library Resource Material

Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey/Millman, Gregory & Martine – 371.042/MIL

The Homeschooling Book of Lists/Leppert, Michael & Mary – 371.042/LEP

Family Matters:Why Homeschooling Makes Sense/Guterson, David – 371.042/GUT

The Little Book of Big Reasons to Homeschool/D’Escoto, David – 371.042/DES

Home School Heroes: The Struggle & Triumph of Home Schooling in America/Klicka, Christopher – 371.042/KLI

School Starts at Home: Simple Ways to Make Learning Fun/Fuller, Cheri

Homeschooling/Berlatsky, Noah

Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow.:Homeschooling and the Curriculum of Love/Albert, David – 371.042/ALB

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum/Duffy, Cathy


The McGraw Hill Homeschooling Companion/Saba, Laura

Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath – You Can Do This
Bittner, Terrie Lynn – 371.042/BIT

Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles/Suarez, Paul & Gena – 371.042/HOM

The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family/Rivero, Lisa – 371.042/RIV

The Homeschool Reader: Collected Articles from Home Education Magazine/Hegener, Mark 371.042/HOM

College-Prep Homeschooling: Your Complete Guide to Homeschooling Through High School/Byers,David P. – 371.042/BYE


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Homeschool Legal Defense Association
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