In Illinois, home school is considered to be a private form of education. Guardians decide the materials and manner in which home school students learn. Illinois guardians who choose to educate their children at home are under a legal obligation to meet the minimum requirements stated in Illinois' Compulsory Attendance Law (Section 26-1 of the Illinois School Code). Guardians who choose to educate their children at home are obligated to teach their children “…the branches of education taught to children of corresponding age and grade in the public schools" and they are further obligated to offer instruction in these core courses in the English language. The “branches of education" include language arts; mathematics; biological and physical sciences; social sciences; fine arts; and physical development and health.
- How do I sign up for home schooling?
- What programs are accredited, authorized, or approved by ISBE?
- What happens if I re-enroll my child in their public school after home schooling? Will my child get credit for their home-school work?
- What steps do I have to take before I can begin home schooling?
- Are there any reporting requirements like grades or standarized test scores?
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