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How to find homeschooling resources

Are you preparing to go back to school at home? Be sure to bookmark these 20 homeschooling websites. Many of these sites offer not only homeschool resources but plenty of learning help for all kids.

From free lessons to educational videos, experiments, games, and activities, these 20 sites provide some amazing resources for any family interested in teaching kids at home. Whether you’re a full-time homeschooling family, or you just want to supplement your child’s education, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Top 20 Homeschool Resources

1. TED-Ed

This site lets you build a lesson around any TED talk, TED-Ed resource, or YouTube video. You can also find and use existing lessons on a variety of topics. A great resource for any teacher, homeschooler, parent, or student.

A must-follow blog for homeschoolers who want to keep it simple, Jamie of Simple Homeschool shares reviews, giveaways, and articles on curriculum and other topics as well as inspiration and encouragement for homeschooling families.

This subscription site promises to make learning to read fun with games, songs, and engaging rewards as well as a series of mobile apps. It’s a favorite of many parents with kids aged three and up.

Khan Academy offers free online lessons and interactive exercises on just about every possible topic. These lessons can be a great resource for students and parents, whether you work through an entire subject, or just supplement with videos to get help with a tricky math challenge or other subject.

The website for this popular San Francisco children’s science center features an impressive selection of free activities, videos, printables, and interactive online resources on a variety of math and science topics.

The NASA website’s For Students section includes a great free catalog of articles, activities, videos, and games for students in grades K–12 on topics related to STEM, aeronautics, and space exploration.

With more than 45,000 free eBooks, including a large collection of classic children’s literature, Project Gutenberg is a fantastic resource for growing your home library on a budget.

This free language app is available for iPhone, Android, and the web and offers fun and engaging lessons for a variety of languages, including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Duolingo is a great option for homeschooling parents who want their kids to learn a new language but need a more affordable option than tutoring or language classes.

With engaging videos of experiments and science fair projects, as well as detailed printable instructions, and in some cases free lesson plans, this site is a a great source of inspiration and instructions for cool science experiments to do at home or in the classroom.

Articles on getting started, curriculum reviews, printable lessons, and links to local support groups make this site a great resource, especially for families who are new to homeschooling.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement, XtraMath features free math videos, lessons, and activities as well as progress reports and resources for teachers and parents. The site is a valuable resource both for homework help and more in-depth lessons.

This blog from the New York Times (NYT) features free standards-aligned daily lessons on civics, social studies, history, and other topics related to current news and events. Quizzes, activities, and a student version of the NYT crossword offer more opportunities for learning in the classroom or at home.

With more than 3,000 science and math activities, How to Smile is an award-winning, free resource for teachers and parents. The high-quality, hands-on math and science activities are particularly intended for students in “out-of-school learning environments” such as after-school programs, zoos and museums, and homeschoolers.

The writers at The Activity Mom are all former classroom teachers who now focus their attention on teaching their own kids and sharing resources and educational activities with others. Their blog is a great resource for parents looking for fun and educational activities, especially for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary age students.

This free web-based platform offers thousands of free, standards-aligned games, videos, and interactive activities in all K–12 subjects. Build classes and assignments and monitor progress, or use the site to encourage learning after school.

Discovery Education offers free resources for parents, teachers, and students, including lesson plans, homework help, videos, and more.

BrainPOP is a subscription site, but many families—both homeschooling and those with kids in traditional school—find the quality of the site to be worth the yearly fee. Engaging animated movies, quizzes, and educational games in every subject, as well as mobile access, are offered starting at $99 a year.

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) such as those offered by Coursera and edX can be a great way for high school students and advanced learners to challenge themselves with college-level coursework. Courses from world-class universities such as Harvard, Yale, and MIT are open to anyone, anywhere, f0r free.

This site offers articles, curriculum reviews, and other learning resources for homeschooling kids with autism, ADHD, learning disorders, and other special needs.

20. K12.com

K12 offers independent and teacher-led courses for homeschoolers, plus supplemental learning programs such as Embark for preschoolers, in addition to offering public and private online schooling options. For a closer look at K12, visit Learning Liftoff’s Learning Games section, which features sample lessons from K12’s curriculum and learning programs. And visit K12.com to learn about the differences between online learning and traditional homeschooling.

What are some of your favorite homeschooling websites? Tell us your recommendations in the comments below.

During these uncertain times, we know how important it is for children and young people in particular to maintain a sense of consistency and normality. If you are a family or teacher that has been affected by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, My Online Schooling are here to support you and your children/pupils in getting the best out of this period of home-based teaching and learning.

Our team have collected and created a variety of free resource pages by age group, as well as links for teachers and family health & wellbeing below. You can find more general educational resources and advice below these links​.

Follow the links below to access our free resource pages:

Home Learning Support

Get Help with Technology*

The UK government are currently offering support for schools who are facing disruption to teaching and learning due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Schools, trusts and local authorities can apply for a variety of support options, including:

  • internet access for disadvantaged pupils
  • devices such as laptops/tablets
  • funding/support for setting up digital learning platforms
  • free training and support for effective use of technology

*Please note, individual parents, carers and pupils are not able to apply for the above scheme. Families should contact their school for help with accessing remote education.

Responding to ‘I can’t do it’ – tips for parents

At My Online Schooling, we know that independent learning plays a vital role in children and young people’s academic development. From time to time, though, they may require some support to help boost their confidence and complete the task at hand.

We’ve created the following parent support poster which includes tips on how to support your child if they’re struggling with their independent learning or homework assignments.

Learning Resources

We have compiled a list of some useful homeschooling resources, recommended by our teachers, that will help support your family when homeschooling day to day.

Learning Resources

LearningResources.co.uk provide a huge variety of free, fun and engaging downloadable activity sheets and games suitable for KS2 and under. Their website also includes useful tips for parents, weekly homeschooling planners and much more.

Oak National Academy Virtual School Library

Oak National Academy have partnered with the National Literacy Trust to create a Virtual School Library which is completely free to access. Each week, they feature a popular children’s author/illustrator to provide free books, exclusive videos and reading recommendations.

BBC BiteSize

BBC Bitesize have now launched online lessons, offering three new lessons each weekday, including videos and activities for Primary aged 3, through to Post School 16+.

They also have a free online learning scheduleto help you plan your child’s homeschooling for the week.

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is a site packed full of useful tips and activities to help parents support their child’s education. You will find lots of free reading activities, including some maths resources too, for Year 6 and below.

Pluralsight

Pluralsight is an online platform that offers over 350+ computer science courses for children aged 13 and over. Their courses cover major technology topics such as software development, IT operations, cyber security, UX/creative design, and project management. They are currently offering their courses free of charge for the whole of April, so it’s the perfect time for pupils to up-skill in this area.

P.E. with Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks, otherwise known as “The Body Coach“, is a British fitness coach. He is a huge advocate for promoting the importance of exercise, and using it as a tool to help us feel happier, more energised and optimistic.

It’s important that we keep active and motivated when schooling from home. During lockdown Joe offered daily Live P.E. lessons on YouTube. Joe’s P.E. workouts are fun and designed to get the whole family involved.

Dekko Comics

Dekko Comics turn education into pure entertainment, covering a variety of topics across the Key Stage 2 Curriculum.

Using a combination of visuals, storytelling and humour, their comics help engage a wide audience of children, and they have proven to be especially helpful for children with dyslexia, autism, ASN and more.

Dekko Comics is all about turning education into pure entertainment, helping to break down any motivational barriers and also make it a lot more accessible to children who struggle with conventional teaching structures and methods.

They have over 144 comic teaching stories, plus extra materials, and they are now all available online for FREE during the COVID-19 period.

Rhyming Multi-Sensory Stories

Rhymingmulitsensorystories.com offers a range of free resources to support children with Special Education Needs, including a library of FREE downloadable multi-sensory stories & poems and blogs with SEND homeschooling tips and ideas.

Multi-sensory stories immerse the listener by telling a story using words and sensory stimuli (story props). The stories include prop guidance, all featuring low budget items that can be found around the home and classroom. Exposure to sensory stimuli, (story props), engages the learner with new experiences to calm and alert their sensory system in a safe, therapeutic and fun environment helping them to understand the world around them.

All stories are adapted to meet a range of abilities and needs from curious pre-schoolers to teenagers with complex needs.

How to find homeschooling resources

Some states allow homeschoolers to participate in public school classes and extracurricular activities.

In other states, the decision is left up to individual school districts.

Check with your school district to find out what resources are available.

Homeschooling can be a good option for some kids with learning and thinking differences. It allows parents to work closely with their kids. And there are generally fewer distractions at home than at a school.

But learning at home does have some potential drawbacks. One of them is limited social interaction. Another is limited or nonexistent services.

Fortunately, there are public resources available to homeschoolers that can make those less of an issue. (Unschooling, a type of homeschooling, relies less on a curriculum and encourages children to learn based on their passions and interests. The same regulations and resources apply to both unschooling and homeschooling families.)

Public School Activities and Classes for Homeschoolers

Some parents worry that their kids will miss out on important experiences if they’re schooled at home. They may wonder if their kids can still participate in public school activities like team sports or band. Or if they can take certain public school classes when the school has better resources, such as science lab classes.

The answers to those questions vary by state, and sometimes even by school district. The right to homeschool is nationwide. Equal access to public school resources isn’t.

Right now, 22 states allow some access to classes or activities. But kids often need to meet certain requirements to participate. For instance, they may have to show proof that they’re passing their core subjects.

The states that allow access are Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.

In other states, the decision is left up to each school district. This summary can tell you what your state allows.

Either way, you may want to contact your local school district to find out what kind of access it gives. If you’re unsure which district you’re in, this tool is a good resource.

Supports for Kids With Learning and Thinking Differences

Eligible kids who go to public school have a legal right to special education services. These may include accommodations , assistive technology , and things like occupational or speech therapy .

But what about kids who are schooled at home? Can they also get these free resources? The short answer is yes. But they may need to be enrolled part-time or full-time in public school.

First, you’ll need to seek an evaluation for special education services from your school district. If the results show your child is eligible, the district must provide them for free—but only if your child attends public school on at least a part-time basis.

Understanding Your Options

To find out what resources are available to your child, you have to contact your local school district. But even if your child can’t get access, there are ways to create some of the opportunities of public school.

You can connect with other parents in your area who homeschool and work with them to form sports teams, go on field trips, and find supports. You can also check out these homeschool organizations in your state affiliated with the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Key takeaways

A number of states allow homeschoolers who meet certain requirements to access some public school resources.

Kids with learning and thinking differences may need to be enrolled part-time in public schools to get accommodations like assistive technology paid for by the state.

You can also find support and resources through homeschool organizations.

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How to find homeschooling resources

Please check out these helpful links which connect you with information on how to begin homeschooling, and where you can find help with any difficulties or questions that may arise.

Homeschooling Informational Resources:

Homeschooling Community Groups:

Curriculum Websites:

Inexpensive Homeschool Curriculum:

Useful Websites for Developing Your Own Resources

Anti-Racism Resources for Parents and Educators

Book Lists by Subject

These lists contain both fiction and non fiction materials. They may not contain all books which fall under that subject. These lists are generated through the work of the librarians and not automated. They are constantly being updated. More lists will become available as they are created. All lists can be accessed through the Catalog. If you have suggestions of useful lists, please feel free to contact Miss Samantha at [email protected] with your request.

At the Library

Here at BPL we know it can be hard to get your hands on all the resources you would like in order to enhance your child’s education. One of the goals of the Youth Services Department is to help make this easier.

Homeschool Collection: We are excited to offer a collection of books specifically for our home school community. We have books which discuss different learning/teaching methods, books with activity guides, and some textbooks too!
Click here to see the complete Homeschool Collection at BPL.

Click How to find homeschooling resourcesSolar System Activity Kit (left)
Atoms and Molecules Activity Kit (right)

Book Sets: Check out a set of books so that you can host your own book club! Some of our titles include Frindle by Andrew Clements, Rules by Cynthia Lord and The Giver by Lois Lowry.

To-Go Bags: From September – June, each month a new Culture and STEAM To-Go Bag is available. All To-Go Bags are completely free and include all the materials necessary to do the projects. Each bag has instructions and a book list about related materials. The bags become available at the beginning of the month and are available on a first come basis.

The Culture To-Go Bags focus on a new country each month. They come with a fact sheet, coloring page, a recipe, information pages, and crafts which teach about that country. When you complete your Culture projects, you can bring a photo to show the librarian, and she will give you a passport and sticker for each country you “visit”! Some countries we have “visited” so far are: China, Brazil, and India.

The STEAM To-Go Bags include a project which is either Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics based! Some projects we have done are: Make Volcanoes, Make Bath Bombs, and Make Instruments.

How to find homeschooling resources

Schools worldwide are closing to help slow the spread of coronavirus, but there are plenty of homeschooling apps and websites that can help your kids keep learning away from the classroom.

Your kids’ school will recommend tools, set tasks and provide resources so they can keep up with the work they would normally do, but these extra tools can help give their learning a boost and provide some variety to keep them engaged.

If you’re feeling out of your depth, the BBC has put together a guide to supporting kids while they’re learning at home, full of useful tips and professional advice that’ll help you get through this difficult time.

If you’re a teacher or parent and have another resource to recommend for this guide, email [email protected]

The best homeschooling resources for the US

1. Khan Academy

Reasons to buy

Curated by experts, the totally free, nonprofit-operated Khan Academy is one of the most comprehensive learning resources you’ll ever find for homeschooling. Covering K-12 with even a bit of college prep in the mix, Khan Academy’s biggest focus is on math and science. With the former, you can choose by grade or subject, whether it’s arithmetic, trigonometry, or AP Calculus, while science spans biology, physics, chemistry, and much more.

There’s also a fair bit to find in the Arts & Humanities category, along with programming, economics, and more. With a mix of text, images, and video lessons, it’s easy to pick a starting point and begin soaking in the knowledge. Khan Academy has specifically mobilized for the Covid-19 pandemic, too, with daily lesson plans and other targeted resources.

2. Duolingo

Reasons to buy

Duolingo isn’t just for adults who want to gradually and effectively learn a second language. It’s also ideal for homeschooling, thanks to the quick-hit lessons, sleek user interface, and gamified structure that reward kids for learning.

Best of all, it’s totally free, which is pretty incredible, given not only the breadth of languages (40+ as of this writing) but also how many success stories we’ve heard over the years.

Duolingo works on web, but it’s really best suited for a smartphone or tablet, where you can just focus on the screen as you listen, learn, and interact with the app. There’s a completely optional premium version if you want to cut out ads and allow offline functionality, but the free version is fully comprehensive.

3. 826 Digital

Reasons to buy

826 Digital is the online learning arm of 826 National, the nonprofit organization co-founded by author Dave Eggers that tutors students across nine US cities and supports youth writing initiatives. In this case, 826 Digital provides a wide array of materials designed to get kids of all ages to write, whether it’s long-form or short-form, personal or otherwise.

The website is completely free to use with signup, although donations are encouraged, and it features a large assortment of projects and writing prompts designed for grades 1-12.

Highlights include writing prompts created in collaboration with Cartoon Network for the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign, including one in which kids reconsider why a so-called ‘villain’ became evil… if they should even be considered evil at all. This looks like a surefire way to help encourage a budding love of writing while homeschooling.

4. BrainPOP

Reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

BrainPOP puts a fun twist on learning across a wide array of subjects, with individual topics each given a separate page with a cartoonish, kid-friendly video introduction, written info, quizzes, and games. You can even make your own movie by compiling images, animations, and other elements.

Whether it’s Mars, math, or Martin Luther King Jr, BrainPOP gives a lot of attention to each subject, letting students get immersed in a topic through a number of different avenues. BrainPOP is offering schools free access while closed, so you might be able to get access from your district, while home users get a free month before the site comes calling for the monthly $25 fee. Make the most of the trial!

5. Scholastic Learn at Home

Reasons to buy

Reasons to avoid

Children’s book publisher Scholastic dug through its considerable library of educational resources to produce Scholastic Learn at Home, a daily burst of reading and other unique activities that’s a refreshing break from dry, textbook-style writing.

With dedicated selections for PreK/Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-9, each day has a selection of articles to read. And they’re diverse, topical, and dig into subjects that kids actually might actually care about—like how emojis are designed, whether esports should be considered a sport, and how zoos are evolving with the times.

It’s not a comprehensive learning resource, like some others on this list, but it’ll slot in well within gaps in your daily homeschooling agenda and engage kids on their own level.

The best homeschooling resources for the UK

1. BBC Bitesize

Reasons to buy

You might remember the BBC Bitesize website from your own school days, and it’s still going strong. There’s material here for kids of all ages, from reception all the way through to A-levels. It covers every subject your kids are currently studying, and as the name suggests it’s all presented in small, easily digestible chunks.

The activities and videos here are all tailored to support the National Curriculum, so you can be confident that your kids are covering the same material they would in class, with different content tailored for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Once they’ve completed a particular section, they can test their knowledge with an interactive quiz to make sure it’s stuck.

It’s great stuff, and will help them prepare for whatever coursework or remote exams they’ll need to complete in the coming months – and it’s all available free. There’s even careers advice available if your kids are in their final year, plus a support hub packed with advice from students and teachers.

Homeschooling Resources for Families at Lincoln Library

Are you homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling your child(ren)? Lincoln Library has many resources to help you on your path.

Get Started!

  • Scholastic Parents presents 8 Steps to Homeschool Success to consider before you begin.
  • Moms.com details 10 Types of Homeschooling Parents Should Know Before Starting in this article.

Understand Curriculum Requirements and Legal Issues

  • The Illinois State Board of Education’s Homeschooling FAQ may help you decide whether homeschooling is right for your family. (HSLDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt, religious, membership organization that advocates for homeschooling, defends the civil rights of homeschoolers, and provides assistance to homeschooling families. (NHERI) conducts and collects research about homeschooling and publishes the research journal Home School Researcher.
  • Access free, comprehensive curriculum guides for preschool to 12th grade through publisher World Book. Each level lists the components of a typical course of study by subject.

Find Resources Online to Support Your Chosen Curriculum

Cathy Duffy is a trusted resource for information about homeschooling resources. This link takes you to secular and religious online curriculum options and includes both individual courses and all-in-one programs.

Physical Resources at Lincoln Library

  • Let the library help you supplement your curriculum! Contact us and let us know what you’re looking for. Select Youth Services from the drop down form.
  • Browse our online catalog to find physical materials as well as e-resources. Place requests using your library card and PIN number. You can also create custom lists to stay organized and remember favorite items. Use the tools along the left hand side of the page to narrow your search and/or set your preferences.
  • Helpful subject links to the Library’s catalog:

Custom Collections

Lincoln Library’s Youth Services staff are experts at connecting children to the right resources. We would love to gather materials for your child.

Please let us know what you’re seeking by using this form.

Be sure to include which formats you would like (books, audiobooks, DVDs, etc.), age/grade level of your child. If the items are for a school assignment, please briefly describe the requirements of the assignment. The more we know, the better we can meet your needs!

  • My 5th grader needs to research the Supreme Court and create a poster.
  • My 1st grader is struggling with addition and subtraction.
  • I am getting ready to potty train my toddler.
  • My eight year old loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid and would like more books like it.
  • I am a 3rd grade teacher and my class is studying world geography. I need books on certain countries.

If you are needing a specific item held by Lincoln Library, please place a hold through our catalog, rather than using the form.

If we do not own the item you are looking for, please use this form to request the item. We’ll request it through Interlibrary Loan or purchase the item for our collection. Please allow up to one week for your request to be reviewed.

When your resources are ready for pickup, we will send a message to your preferred contact method (phone or email). You may pick up your items from the library’s self-serve hold shelf (organized by your last name) or set up a time for curbside pickup by calling 217-753-4900 ext 5616 or sending a text message to 217-705-4655. Give us a call when you arrive and we will bring your materials to you for contactless pickup.

Questions? We can help!
Youth Services
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Parent and Educator Resource Center

The Parent Educator Resource Center collection has a wide variety of instructional, behavioral, and educational resources to use in your homeschool. In addition to books and kits, the PERC collection also offers downloadable and online resources.

Illinois Reader’s Choice Awards Shelf

Lincoln Library offers multiple copies of each of the nominated titles from the Monarch Award (grades K to 3), Bluestem Award (grades 3 to 5), and Rebecca Caudill Award (grades 4 to 8). In addition, many of these titles are offered as ebooks and audiobooks and are accessible through the library’s online catalog.

Local Public School Resources

Online Resources

Lincoln Library offers a variety of online resources.

Download and stream offers access to movies, music, and videos, plus download e-magazines, ebooks and e-audiobooks directly to your device with your library card.

Premium research tools for students are free to access from home using your Lincoln Library card or student e-card. Find articles, media, maps and more!

Ohio Homeschooling Parents is a state-wide homeschool support and information network.

We offer homeschooling compliance and notification information, and strive to encourage Ohio families in their right and ability to home educate their children. We value liberty and parental rights.

OHP aims to provide connection, education, encouragement, and up-to-date information for current Ohio homeschoolers. We also support those who are currently using the public school system (either physical or virtual) and are looking for help in transitioning to independent homeschooling.

Quick Links

New to Homeschooling?

Notification/Assessment Forms

Notification/Assessment Forms

Start here! This Primer will guide you step by step through the entire process of getting started in Ohio.

Notification/Assessment Forms

Notification/Assessment Forms

Notification/Assessment Forms

Law-aligned forms you can print out and use for notification and year-end assessments.

Ohio Homeschooling FAQs

Notification/Assessment Forms

Ohio Homeschooling FAQs

Already read through the Primer, and you have more questions, or are you ready to dig a little deeper?

Homeschooling Resources

Homeschooling Resources

Ohio Homeschooling FAQs

How do you find curriculum? Can homeschoolers get a diploma and go to college? What about socialization? Links and other resources for your homeschooling adventure.

Member Resources

Homeschooling Resources

Member Resources

Resources such as a list of vetted Homeschool Assessors, groups and activities arranged by area of the state, and OHP member events.

OHP Blog

Homeschooling Resources

Member Resources

OHP updates, news, sometimes wordy thoughts, and encouragement from Debby

About OHP

OHP was founded as a social media support network for Ohio parents who are homeschooling independently, or are seeking information about how to transition to the freedom of homeschooling from within the public or private school systems (either brick and mortar, or the e-school/charter public schools).

Please note, we are fellow homeschooling parents, not legal counsel. Information shared should not be taken as legal advice. We highly recommend being well-versed with the applicable administrative code and your rights to home educate. The regulation codes pertaining to Ohio homeschooling are linked on this page. We also highly recommend joining the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) if you experience any legal challenges. Contact us for a group rate code, if you are a member of OHP.

At OHP, we welcome and affirm members who employ a wide variety of independent homeschooling resources, techniques and methodologies. We are a very diverse group – we are Christians and Atheists, unschoolers, workbookers, traditional and eclectic, conservatives, liberals, and any other usual division typically found. We are (amazingly) united under one cause – we are passionate for our children and advocates for home education.

Come join the conversation in the largest (over 17,400) and most diverse group of homeschoolers in Ohio -we’d love to have you!

The South Central Library System collects many books on homeschooling. Use the LINKcat catalog to find more books by searching homeschool, homeschooling, home school, unschooling. Specific subject searches will narrow the results of your search. Place a hold on titles of interest and you will be contacted when the materials are available for checkout. Browsing the 649s and 371s in the non-fiction stacks will yield additional titles. Some titles available in LINKcat are listed below. Not sure what to ask the librarian? Click here for a helpful list.

Books available (click link to request a hold):

Homeschooling in Wisconsin : at home with learning, 7th edition by The Wisconsin Parents Association

Available Online Resources

This site Includes bibliographies, articles of interest to homeschoolers on practical and philosophical information, and resources for getting started.

The website of Home Education Magazine, this site contains questions and answers, information on getting started, and networking.

Official website of “Practical Homeschooling” magazine. Articles, online shopping, and forums.

“a source of neutral, non-commercial homeschooling information for over ten years now.I [am not] advocating any position or methodology.” Contains over 140 pages of information and links.

From the publishers of Practical Homeschooling magazine. Includes lots of information about homeschooling in general, including what is going on internationally. Contains some advertisements. From a Christian perspective.

Contains essays from experienced homeschoolers, definitions of what unschooling is, newsletters, and message boards on a variety of topics of interest.

Information, FAQs, blogs, resources, and much food for though about classical home education.

Access to the State Form PI-1206 needed to register for Home-Based Private Instruction. This version of the form is for informational purposes only. The home-based registration form is a 3-part carbonless form, and must be requested by calling 608-266-5761 or toll free 1-888-245-2732, extension 1.

Area Contact Information

CHEF (Platteville) – CHEF is a Judeo-Christian based unincorporated nonprofit association that exists for the purpose of encouraging homeschool families based on Biblical principles. Website: http://plattevillechef.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1610269012530609/

DACHS (Dodgeville)
Contact: Carrie [email protected]

FISH (Madison) – FISH Home Education Network is a Christian network of homeschooling families from the Madison, Wisconsin area, including many surrounding communities.
Website: https://www.homeschool-life.com/15/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FISHHomeEducationNetwork

Homeschooling in Reedsburg, Baraboo, and Wisconsin Dells (Baraboo/Wisc Dells) – An online forum for homeschoolers in the area to share information, organize gatherings, and pass along encouragement.
Facebook: Homeschooling in Reedsburg, Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells

LIFT (Learning in Fellowship Together) (Wisconsin Dells) – LIFT Home Eduators is a Christian network of homeschooling families near the Wisconsin Dells area, including many surrounding communities.
Facebook: LIFT Home Educators

PALS (Mt. Horeb)
Contact: Carrie [email protected]

REACH (Verona) – REACH is a Christian-based homeschool co-op in which each family participates by working together to provide classes for the students.
Website: https://www.homeschool-life.com/wi/reach/ Contact: Polly [email protected]

Statewide Information

Co-ops and Academic Enrichment Classes – Organizations and businesses who offer group educational opportunties, classes, and academic support.

Homeschool Co-op and Freebies – This Facebook group shares links, advice, resources, support, and guidance for all homeschoolers. This is the sister page to the Wisconsin Homeschool Support Facebook group.

State Organizations and Local Homeschool Groups – Support groups for families interested in self-directed and/or interest-initiated learning with possibilities for activities and events.

Tri State Yahoo Group – A group for people homeschooling in or around Monroe, Wisconsin. This is an inclusive group; all homeschooling philosophies and religious paths are welcome.
To subscribe: [email protected]

Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association – This site has information about Wisconsin State Law, as well as local support groups, Spring and Fall Conferences, and information about WCHEA’s homeschooling publication, The Comprehensive Guide to Homeschooling in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Homeschool Support – This Facebook group is ONLY for parents currently homeschooling or seriously considering it.

Wisconsin Parents Association Information on their publication and yearly conference is available here, as well as a list of regional contact people for local support groups.

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WELCOME TO HOMESCHOOL IOWA

We’re glad you’ve found us! Our goal is to serve homeschooling families in Iowa.
No matter where you live in our state or what your homeschooling style is, we’re here for you!

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OUR MISSION

We’re passionate in our efforts to:
equip homeschooling families
encourage home educators
promote home education
protect homeschooling freedom.

YOU are a vital a part of reaching these goals.

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Our Homeschool Iowa Board

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Our Board is dedicated to providing support and resources to home educating families who live in Iowa. We welcome you to our site and invite you to get to know us.

Serving under our Board’s direction, o ur Homeschool Iowa Lobbyist and Advocacy Team work to preserve homeschool freedom, our Regional Representatives offer localized assistance in 18 regions around the state, and our Special Needs Advisors offer help for homeschooling parents with special needs children.

We hope you enjoy our website and will communicate with us on our Contact page.