Wisconsin Homeschool Groups & Co-ops
A little homeschooling support from other like-minded families can go a long way! And Wisconsin homeschool groups offer just that. A community eager to lend a helping hand.
Wisconsin is a thriving homeschool state and home to a vast variety of support groups and homeschool co-ops. They are the up-close-and-personal version of a statewide association. On this page, we will help you begin your search for a group that best matches your family’s needs, homeschooling style, and schedule. Not sure if you’re the joining type? Well, read on because we’ve compiled a list of just some of the benefits your family will enjoy as members of a homeschool support group.
Wisconsin Homeschool Support Groups
Homeschooling is just a little bit easier with fellow homeschoolers by your side. Thankfully, Wisconsin is a vibrant homeschooling state overflowing with homeschool support groups in every region.
Begin your search for a nearby support group here:
Be sure to visit Time4Learning’s Wisconsin parent forum where you’ll be able to connect with other families in the Badger State and discover additional resources.
Wisconsin Homeschool Co-ops
A unique type of homeschool support group is a homeschooling cooperative or simply, a Co-op. A co-op is typically created to meet the needs of a group of like-minded homeschooling families who desire to provide their children with opportunities to participate in group classes and activities on a weekly basis. Co-op classes can be especially helpful to parents who may feel unqualified to teach higher-level courses. Also, your children can benefit greatly from experiencing a variety of teaching styles, small-group projects, and classroom learning.
Learn more about Wisconsin’s two larger homeschooling Co-ops:
- REACH: Reaching for Excellence in Academic Christian Homeducation (Central Wisconsin) – REACH strives to “provide educational opportunities for our children from a Biblical worldview in a safe and respectful environment.” REACH encourages students to “Run the race! Reach the goal!” based on a verse from the Bible. Students who are twelve-years-old on or by September 1st are invited to participate in the REACH High Program. Parents are required to either teach or assist in some manner for the duration of one semester. All students have the option of participating in a physical education class.
- Penokee Mountain Cooperative School (Northern Wisconsin) – Penokee is open to any homeschooling families who desire to attend classes as well as contribute their time and talent. Children ages five and younger have the opportunity for free play while students ages six and older may participate in a wide variety of parent-taught classes. The spring semester is often dedicated to producing a play–students are given a hands-on introduction to theater as they help make costumes, design and build sets, and try their hand at acting.
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Benefits of Joining a Homeschool Group or Co-op
Community is essential on the homeschooling journey and thus, the benefits of joining a homeschool support group are many. Fellow homeschooling parents and students alike can offer you a wealth of tried and true tips and advice. Or, maybe simply listen. And, don’t forget…you might just be the hope or the light that shines into the heart of other newer homeschoolers.
Here are just a few of the myriad of benefits:
- A supportive atmosphere for both parents and children to develop friendships with fellow homeschoolers
- Insights from veteran homeschoolers
- Curriculum exchanges and reviews
- Group classes, activities, field trips, and academic fairs
- Validation that homeschooling is the best educational choice for your family
- Hands-on real world learning
- A safe place to vent or celebrate
Additional Resources for Homeschooling in Wisconsin
Have other questions about homeschooling in Wisconsin? You may find the following pages helpful.
- Homeschooling in Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Homeschooling Laws
- Wisconsin Homeschool Associations
- Homeschool Field Trips in Wisconsin
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