Homeschooling in Illinois: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Illinois. If you are searching for information about IL homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

It is not difficult to start homeschooling in Illinois!

Illinois Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Illinois

There are an estimated 79,447 home educated students in Illinois

Illinois does not require families to notify the state of their decision to homeschool. There are state required subjects. The IL government does not conduct any state assessments of homeschoolers.

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Illinois does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in Illinois to educate their children at home.

Illinois vaccine information

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Illinois Homeschool Law

Illinois State Standards and Common Core

At the beginning of the 2013–14 school year, Illinois’ previous academic standards were thrown out and replaced by the Common Core State Standards. The advance of the Common Core in Illinois is also marked by collaboration between secondary and postsecondary schools to create a streamlined curriculum from high school through college.

State Subject Requirements

Homeschooled children must be “taught the branches of education taught to children of corresponding age and grade in the public schools.” These subjects include language arts, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, fine arts, and physical development and health. Instruction must be in English.

Important IL legal information links

Illinois Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in IL

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Illinois! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Illinois Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in IL

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Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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