Welcome to Homeschooling through the 50 States today we are visiting Illinois!
Statewide support groups
Searchable database for IL support groups
Homeschool Centrals IL links page Lot’s of great regional groups here!
IL Christian Home Educators
Yahoo support groups
Used Curriculum Yahoo group
Homeschool IL Yahoo group
Seriously if you search “IL homeschool” in Yahoo groups there are too many groups to list here so I am just linking the search results HERE
Required Days/Subjects: 176 days and instruction must be in the English language. Parents must provide instruction in the same “branches of education” that children of “corresponding” age and grade receive in public school. The statute identifies the branches of education as: language arts, math, biological, physical and social sciences, fine arts, and physical development and health.
Teacher Qualifications: None.
Standardized Tests: Not required by statute.
Home School Statute: None but there are 5 alternative statutes that allow for homeschooling including one which states:
“A child shall not be considered neglected or
abused solely because the child is not attending school …”
And there is even an Education Tax Credit available if you qualify and you go for that sort of thing. For more information:
Disclaimer: In no way is this the only info you need. Do your research and do your part to keep homeschooling free for all of us. This is for informational purposes only and not legal advice.