Homeschooling In Wisconsin
Homeschooling regulations in Wisconsin are very relaxed which allows you to focus more on the learning experience itself. As a result, more and more Wisconsin parents are recognizing the great impact they can have on their children’s education by providing them with the one-on-one attention and instruction that homeschooling offers.
Here at Time4Learning, we want you to feel confident in your decision to teach your children at home so we have compiled a wealth of information to aid you on your homeschooling journey: how to homeschool in Wisconsin, where to seek support, how to assess your children’s comprehension of core subject matter, and where to find fascinating educational and fun field trips to supplement your curriculum. Happy homeschooling!
- How to Start Homeschool in Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Homeschooling Laws
- Wisconsin Homeschool Associations
- Wisconsin Homeschool Groups and Co-ops
- Wisconsin Homeschool Field Trips
- Wisconsin Standardized Testing and Test Prep
- Why Time4Learning is the Leading Homeschool Curriculum in Wisconsin
- How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12 in Wisconsin
This information should by no means be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to interpret and understand the laws that you will be homeschooling under.
How to Start Homeschooling in Wisconsin
To homeschool in Wisconsin parents must file a form of intent with the Department of Public Instruction and then meet two major requirements each year:
- Provide 875 hours of instruction each school year.
- Provide a sequentially-based method of instruction where children build on previous knowledge.
- Teach the required subjects
- Provide a sequentially progressive curriculum
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide
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Wisconsin Homeschooling Laws
Wisconsin has some of the most relaxed homeschooling laws in the country, giving parents great freedom to create a homeschool atmosphere and curriculum that best fits their students’ and family’s needs and interests. The state law even requires that all school districts welcome homeschooling students to participate in classes and extracurricular activities. Impressive! For a more detailed explanation of homeschooling in Wisconsin, visit our Wisconsin Homeschooling Laws page.
Wisconsin Homeschool Associations
Wisconsin’s sole statewide homeschooling association is the Wisconsin Parents Association or WPA. It acts as both a support network and a guidebook to the homeschooling process for prospective, new, and even veteran homeschool parents. The WPA keeps you alerted to any challenges or changes to the state homeschool law, hosts an annual convention, enables you to Ask a Homeschooler, and so much more. Read more about the WPA on our Wisconsin Homeschool Associations page.
Wisconsin Homeschool Groups and Co-ops
Homeschooling is much easier when you have a network of support. Whether you are a new homeschooler or well-seasoned veterans, homeschool support groups and co-ops will help you to connect with fellow homeschooling families in your area. Thankfully, Wisconsin is home to a wide variety of homeschool groups, each with their own unique philosophy and style of education, focus, size, and religious beliefs. Groups are located throughout the state, so you’re sure to find one that’s just right. Learn more on our Wisconsin Homeschool Groups and Co-ops page.
Wisconsin Homeschool Field Trips
One of the beauties of homeschooling is the freedom to incorporate place-based learning into your homeschool program. Take your students out and about and explore the diverse landscape, the many parks, museums, and historic sites, and the variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits throughout the state. Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland, The Cheese State, and The Copper State. Why? Discover the answers to these questions and so much more when you take your learning on the road and get an up-close-and-personal view of the Badger State. Please make sure to contact each site before you plan your visit, as COVID-19 may have impacted their hours of operations. Visit our Wisconsin Homeschooling Field Trips blog post.
Wisconsin Standardized Testing and Test Prep
Even though the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction does not require homeschool students to take regular standardized tests, sometimes homeschool parents find it helpful to assess their students’ comprehension of core subjects. Learn every step necessary to prepare your children for testing on our Wisconsin WKCE Test Prep page.
Why Time4Learning is the Leading Homeschool Curriculum in Wisconsin
Many families choose online homeschooling in Wisconsin, and incorporate Time4Learning because of its captivating, interactive curriculum. Time4Learning’s award-winning curriculum gets an A+ for its innovation, ease of use, quality curriculum, and all of the many bonus resources and tools that help you ace your homeschooling journey. Here are just a few reasons why homeschooling parents in Wisconsin consistently choose Time4Learning:
- Plan lessons the easy way with our amazing Lesson Planner Tool and Homeschool Planning Worksheets. Easily set goals and record progress, plan your week, and keep notes on your children’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Our curriculum is self-paced which ensures that each student will master all skills based on their individual readiness and ability.
- Students in grades 1 – 8 access to lessons in both the grade level above and below their current grade.
- Multisensory lessons which stimulate visual, auditory, and motor skills work together to activate more regions within a student’s brain resulting in improved learning and better overall retention.
- Learners with special needs benefit from customized learning options, including the ability to set individual subjects to different grade levels
How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12
Homeschool curriculum choices have expanded over the last decade. Parents have much more to choose from than typical textbooks, workbooks, and other traditional schooling methods. Online courses, interactive videos, personal computers, laptops, and tablet devices provide exciting and engaging materials for children to experience. But all of these new methods often confuse parents, especially those who are new homeschoolers.
Eventually, parents come to realize that mixing different tools and activities usually keeps their children stimulated and eager to learn. For more information, review How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12
Wisconsin Unit Study Supplement
Help your homeschooler learn interesting history and geography facts about Wisconsin in the Time4Learning unit study supplement.
Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use
In addition to being an award-winning choice for homeschool families, Time4Learning also offers an online after school program to help build your child’s skills. View our lesson demos and discover why thousands of homeschooling families in Wisconsin are already using it!
Give your student the chance to get back on track or explore exciting electives and get ahead for the next school year with Time4Learning’s online summer school. Our educational materials will engage and challenge your child to succeed.