Homeschool Resources
Homeschool Buyers Co-op
Links to curriculum, testing, coupons and other resources

K12 Homeschool Online
Online homeschooling options

Homeschool Legal Defense Association
A nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms
Popular homeschooling community resource, includes information, articles and message boards

Homeschool World: Illinois Homeschool Groups
This subpage of Homeschool World offers a directory of homeschool groups in Illinois and includes links to groups in other states and around the world.

Know the Law for Illinois

  1. Compulsory attendance required for ages 7 through 17
  2. Daily instruction in English for 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

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

Bauer, S. Wise 371.042/BAU

Basic Skills for Homeschooling: Language Arts and Math for the Middle School

Brainerd, Lee Wherry 371.042/BRA

College-Prep Homeschooling: Your Complete Guide to Homeschooling Through High School

Byers, David P. 371.042/BYE

The Organized Homeschooler

Caruana, Vicki 371.042/CAR

The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling

Cummings, Quinn 371.042/CUM

The Little Book of Big Reasons to Homeschool

D’Escoto, David 371.042/DES

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

Duffy, Cathy 371.042/DUF

Home Schooling 101: The Essential Handbook

Field, Mark 371.042/FIE

Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense

Guterson, David 371.042/GUT

Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path

Hewitt, Ben 371.042/HEW

The Homeschooling Book of Lists

Leppert, Michael & Mary 371.042/LEP

The Everything Homeschooling Book: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum

Linsenbach, Sherri 371.042/LIN

The McGraw Hill Homeschooling Companion

Saba, Laura 371.042/SAB

Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles

Suarez, Paul & Gena 371.042/HOM

Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything

Weldon, Laura Grace 371.042/WEL


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