Homeschooling

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

Homeschool.com
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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