Wisconsin Homeschool

Wisconsin Homeschool Attendance Ages:  Children that turn 8 years old on or before September 6 of the current school year are eligible to enroll into a homeschool program within the state of Wisconsin.  Students are eligible for homeschool before they turn 18 years old or graduate high school. 

Wisconsin Homeschool Required Days of Instruction: Virginia requires that all homeschool students receive at least 875 hours of instruction each year, which is the same as Wisconsin public schools. 

Wisconsin Homeschool Required Subjects: Homeschool students in Wisconsin are required to learn the following subjects:

Reading, language arts, math, social studies, science and health.
Wisconsin Homeschool eligibility

A home-based private educational program is a program of educational instruction
provided to a child by the childís parent or guardian or by a person designated by the parent or

An instructional program provided to more than one family is not a home-based private
educational program. However, a home schooling parent can be a person designated by another parent to do the teaching for their student. In this case, however, the parents should still file a statement of enrollment for their own children.

By October 15 each year, the administrator of each public, private, or homeschool program is
required to report to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) the number of students enrolled in
elementary grades and in high school grades as of the third Friday in September.

This statute does not require the administrator to report a studentís name, age, gender, school district of residence, physical address, or specific grade level.  The statute requires each homeschool and private school administrator to report on the form.  The filing of the report is mandatory, and may provide incidental benefits to homeschool families, but failure to file the form does not cause the students of the public, private, or home instruction program to be out of compliance with the compulsory attendance law.
The below criteria must be met in order to be considered a homeschool in Wisconsin

Primary purpose of the program is to provide private or religious-based education

2. The program is privately controlled

3. The program provides at least 875 hours of instruction;

The program provides a sequentially progressive curriculum of fundamental instruction in the
Required Subjects.

The program is not operated to circumvent the compulsory attendance law.

Wisconsin Homeschool Teacher Qualifications

Wisconsin does not have any qualifications for homeschool qualifications

Wisconsin Homeschool Standardized Testing

Wisconsin does not have mandatory standardized testing that students must take.