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Illinois Legal Analysis

A detailed analysis of Illinois’s homeschool law.
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Special Education Provisions for Illinois

Special education provisions for homeschooled students in Illinois.
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Illinois Driver's Ed. Forms

If your homeschooled student would like to enroll in Illinois public school driver education classes, use these forms as instructed below.
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The Importance of Recordkeeping in Illinois

Here are the records you need to keep for your homeschool in Illinois.
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Illinois Letter of Withdrawal

You can use this form to follow the withdrawal procedure of the Illinois school your child is currently attending.
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Illinois: Top Ten "Official" Mistakes

As homeschooling surges in Illinois, we are seeing an increase in public school officials spreading errors about how to comply with the law .
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Compulsory School Age in Illinois

Here’s when you need to start following Illinois' compulsory school attendance law for each of your children.
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Public School Access for Homeschoolers in Illinois

Here’s what Illinois law says about homeschool students’ access to public school classes or services.
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Child Labor and Work Permit Laws in Illinois

Homeschooling? Here’s what you should know about Illinois’s child labor laws and work permit requirements.
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How to Comply with Illinois’ Homeschool Law

Are you considering homeschooling your child? You can do it! As you get started, it’s important to make sure you comply with the education laws where you live. This page helps you understand how to homeschool legally in Illinois—step-by-step.
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How to Withdraw Your Child from School in Illinois

How to withdraw your child from their current school in Illinois and start homeschooling them.
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Can I homeschool my neighbor’s kid in Illinois?

Are you considering homeschooling your child? You can do it! As you get started, it’s important to make sure you comply with the education laws where you live. This page helps you understand how to homeschool legally in Illinois—step-by-step.
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Jury Duty Laws in Illinois

If you’re summoned for jury duty, here’s what you need to know
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Did the Governor Just Shut My Homeschool Down?

Various emergency orders and rule changes affecting public and private schools don’t necessarily apply to typical Illinois homeschool operations.
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Illinois Homeschool Laws

Questions about how to homeschool in Illinois? Start here for a quick overview: homeschooling laws & requirements, compulsory attendance ages, withdrawal, access to sports & special ed. services, recordkeeping, work permits, jury duty . . .
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Homeschoolers Serve with a Smile During Pandemic

From distributing food to making masks—and just offering encouragement—homeschool families have been creative in finding ways to serve their communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Getting Started: Homeschooling Mid-Year

Hear HSLDA Attorney Peter Kamakawiwoole, Special Needs Consultant Kristy Horner, as they discuss homeschooling and ways to get started mid-year.
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How Does HSLDA View Compulsory Attendance?

Join Mike Smith and Dan Beasley as they discuss legislative attempts to lower compulsary attendance ages—and why HSLDA opposes them.
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Who Ya Gonna Call?

“When CPS showed up at the door … we knew right away to call HSLDA.”
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Homeschool Laws By State

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