Illinois Homeschool Legal Requirements

Illinois Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Illinois. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Illinois page.

In Illinois your homeschool is treated as a private school, however, you do not have to register your home/private school with the state. There are a three requirements for homeschooling per the HSLDA:

1. Teach the required subjects.

Illinois requires you to provide an “adequate course of instruction” to your child covering the following branches of education:

  • Language arts,
  • Math,
  • Biological and physical sciences,
  • Social sciences,
  • Fine arts, and
  • Physical development and health.

The State Board of Education treats biological and physical science as one combined branch of instruction, and physical development and health as another combined branch.

2. Instruction must be in English.

When you teach your child in your homeschool, you must do so in English.

3. Know what to call your homeschool program.

HSLDA recommends that you call your homeschool a private school when you deal with government officials.

Visit the HSLDA Illinois page for more information on homeschooling in Illinois.

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