Homeschool Resources

Available Library Resources

The South Central Library System collects many books on homeschooling. Use the LINKcat catalog to find more books by searching homeschool, homeschooling, home school, unschooling. Specific subject searches will narrow the results of your search. Place a hold on titles of interest and you will be contacted when the materials are available for checkout. Browsing the 649s and 371s in the non-fiction stacks will yield additional titles. Some titles available in LINKcat are listed below. Not sure what to ask the librarian? Click here for a helpful list

Books available (click link to request a hold):

Homeschooling in Wisconsin : at home with learning, 7th edition by The Wisconsin Parents Association

Homeschooling handbook : from preschool to high school, a parent's guide, 2nd Edition by Mary Griffith

Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything by Laura Grace Weldon

The Unschooling Unmanual 

The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling by Rachel Gathercole

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas by Linda Dobson


Available Online Resources 

A to Z Home's Cool ~ This site Includes bibliographies, articles of interest to homeschoolers on practical and philosophical information, and resources for getting started.

Home Education Magazine ~ The website of Home Education Magazine, this site contains questions and answers, information on getting started, and networking.

Homeschool World ~ Official website of "Practical Homeschooling" magazine. Articles, online shopping, and forums.

Jon's Homeschool Resource Page ~ "a source of neutral, non-commercial homeschooling information for over ten years now.I [am not] advocating any position or methodology." Contains over 140 pages of information and links.

Practical Homeschooling ~ From the publishers of Practical Homeschooling magazine. Includes lots of information about homeschooling in general, including what is going on internationally. Contains some advertisements. From a Christian perspective.

Unschooling ~ Contains essays from experienced homeschoolers, definitions of what unschooling is, newsletters, and message boards on a variety of topics of interest.

Well-Trained Mind Information, FAQs, blogs, resources, and much food for though about classical home education.

Wis. Dept. of Public Instruction - Home-Based Private Education ~ Access to the State Form PI-1206 needed to register for Home-Based Private Instruction. This version of the form is for informational purposes only. The home-based registration form is a 3-part carbonless form, and must be requested by calling 608-266-5761 or toll free 1-888-245-2732, extension 1.

Area Contact Information

CHEF (Platteville) - CHEF is a Judeo-Christian based unincorporated nonprofit association that exists for the purpose of encouraging homeschool families based on Biblical principles. Website:   Facebook: 

DACHS (Dodgeville)
Contact: Carrie ckniprath [at] (ckniprath[at]mhtc[dot]net)

FISH (Madison) - FISH Home Education Network is a Christian network of homeschooling families from the Madison, Wisconsin area, including many surrounding communities.
Website:   Facebook: 

Homeschooling in Reedsburg, Baraboo, and Wisconsin Dells (Baraboo/Wisc Dells) - An online forum for homeschoolers in the area to share information, organize gatherings, and pass along encouragement.
Facebook: Homeschooling in Reedsburg, Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells

LIFT (Learning in Fellowship Together) (Wisconsin Dells) - LIFT Home Eduators is a Christian network of homeschooling families near the Wisconsin Dells area, including many surrounding communities.
Facebook: LIFT Home Educators

PALS (Mt. Horeb)
Contact: Carrie ckniprath [at] (ckniprath[at]mhtc[dot]net)

REACH (Verona) - REACH is a Christian-based homeschool co-op in which each family participates by working together to provide classes for the students.  
Website: Contact: Polly joshnpolly [at] (joshnpolly[at]aol[dot]com) 

Statewide Information

Co-ops and Academic Enrichment Classes - Organizations and businesses who offer group educational opportunties, classes, and academic support.

Homeschool Co-op and Freebies - This Facebook group shares links, advice, resources, support, and guidance for all homeschoolers. This is the sister page to the Wisconsin Homeschool Support Facebook group.

State Organizations and Local Homeschool Groups - Support groups for families interested in self-directed and/or interest-initiated learning with possibilities for activities and events.

Tri State Yahoo Group - A group for people homeschooling in or around Monroe, Wisconsin. This is an inclusive group; all homeschooling philosophies and religious paths are welcome.
To subscribe: tristatehomeschool-subscribe [at] (tristatehomeschool-subscribe[at]yahoogroups[dot]com) 

Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association  - This site has information about Wisconsin State Law, as well as local support groups, Spring and Fall Conferences, and information about WCHEA's homeschooling publication, The Comprehensive Guide to Homeschooling in Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin Homeschool Support - This Facebook group is ONLY for parents currently homeschooling or seriously considering it. 

Wisconsin Parents Association Information on their publication and yearly conference is available here, as well as a list of regional contact people for local support groups.