Handbook Table of Contents

Homeschooling in Wisconsin: At Home With Learning (7th Edition)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 9
Guide to Finding the Help You Need 11
PART ONE STARTING HOMESCHOOLING 15
1 Deciding to Homeschool 17
2 Getting Started: What Does It Take to Homeschool? 20
3 What Wisconsin’s Homeschooling Law Requires 23
4 Filing Form PI-1206 Online 26
5 Beginning Under Special Circumstances 31
PART TWO LEARNING THROUGH HOMESCHOOLING 37
6 “Where Do I Get the Books?” Getting Going or Shifting Gears 39
7 Curriculums and Learning Resources 44
8 Using Libraries, the Internet, Local Communities, and CLEP and AP Tests 62
9 Homeschooling Children with Special Needs 71
10 Recognizing and Evaluating Learning and Keeping Records 82
11 Homeschooling for High School 90
12 Diplomas, Other Credentials, and Opportunities After High School 100
13 Socialization 114
14 Support Groups 116
15 Being a Homeschooling Family 119
16 Handling Challenges 123
17 Secrets of Experienced Homeschooling Families 128
PART THREE HOMESCHOOLING WORKS! 131
18 Why Homeschooling Works 133
19 Stories from Homeschooling Families 136
20 History of Homeschooling in Wisconsin 145
PART FOUR MAINTAINING RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 157
21 Ten Principles for Keeping Our Homeschooling Freedoms 159
22 Foundations of Homeschooling Rights and Responsibilities 167
23 The Role and Limitations of Laws in Maintaining Rights 174
24 Issues Homeschoolers Need to Know About 182
25 Maintaining Unity and Respecting Diversity Among Homeschoolers 191
26 Winning Support and Dealing with Critics 195
27 Working with the Media 197
PART FIVE UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH LAWS 203
28 Understanding Wisconsin’s Homeschooling Law 205
29 Other Wisconsin Laws That Affect Homeschoolers 210
30 Working with the Legislature 214
PART SIX HOMESCHOOLING IN A NON-HOMESCHOOLING WORLD 219
31 What to Know and Do When Public Officials Contact You 221
32 Dealing with Public Schools 243
33 Protecting Your Family’s Privacy 254
34 Current Developments That Affect Homeschoolers 258
CONCLUSION: STRENGTHENING HOMESCHOOLING 263
APPENDICES 265
A Wisconsin Statutes Relating to Homeschooling 265
B About Wisconsin Parents Association 275
C Wisconsin Parents Association Resolutions 277
BIBLIOGRAPHY 282
INDEX 285

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