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    Do you have questions
  about homeschooling
  in Illinois?




Here is some information you might want to check out!

Is homeschooling regulated in Illinois?

Every homeschooling household is a "private school" according to Illinois law. Here is the stated requirement(s) from the website for the Illinois State Board of Education for homeschoolers: 

Home-schooling in Illinois is considered to be a form of private education. Parents who choose to educate their children at home are under a legal obligation to meet the minimum requirements stated in Illinois’ Compulsory Attendance Law (Section 26-1 of the Illinois School Code). Parents who choose to educate their children at home are obligated to teach their children “…the branches of education taught to children of corresponding age and grade in the public schools” and they are further obligated to offer instruction in these core courses in the English language. The “branches of education” include language arts; mathematics; biological and physical sciences; social sciences; fine arts; and physical development and health.

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Are there statistics available regarding homeschooling and how well homeschooled students perform?

Why, yes, there are!  Check out the National Home Education Research Institute website, here.

A sampling of the information available on this website:

  • Homeschooling – that is, parent-led home-based education; home education – is an age-old traditional educational practice that a decade ago appeared to be cutting-edge and “alternative” but is now bordering on “mainstream” in the United States. It may be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States. Home-based education has also been growing around the world in many other nations (e.g., Australia, Canada, France, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, and the United Kingdom).
  • A demographically wide variety of people homeschool – these are atheists, Christians, and Mormons; conservatives, libertarians, and liberals; low-, middle-, and high-income families; black, Hispanic, and white; parents with Ph.D.s, GEDs, and no high-school diplomas. One study shows that 32 percent of homeschool students are Black, Asian, Hispanic, and others (i.e., not White/non-Hispanic) (Noel, Stark, & Redford, 2013).
  • There are about 2.3 million home-educated students in the United States. This is up from one estimate that there were about 2 million children (in grades K to 12) home educated during the spring of 2010 in the United States (Ray, 2011). It appears the homeschool population is continuing to grow (at an estimated 2% to 8% per annum over the past few years
  • Families engaged in home-based education are not dependent on public, tax-funded resources for their children’s education. The finances associated with their homeschooling likely represent over $27 billion that American taxpayers do not have to spend, annually, since these children are not in public school.

Used Book & Curriculum Sale

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

@ Bethany Baptist Church

9:30 - noon



                     



Thanks for making the 2016 convention a success!

Save the Date!

28th Annual APACHE Homeschool Convention

March 31st & April 1st, 2017

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To order a 2016 Convention MP3 Set:

Mail a check, made out to APACHE 

for $50 to Julie Barth

 1230 SR 116, Metamora, IL 61548





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