Interested in Unschooling in Wisconsin? We can help

We’re lucky to be living in a country that allows parents to take their kids out of school and educate them at home. Unlike many other states, Wisconsin doesn’t have many homeschooling regulations. In order to legally homeschool in Wisconsin, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must file an annual report with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). 
  2. Must confirm that the main purpose of providing private or religious-based education is not to circumvent compulsory school attendance laws
  3. Homeschool must be privately controlled 
  4. Must provide at least 875 hours of instruction each school year and keep track of these hours well enough to document them
  5. Must teach the required subjects: reading, language arts, math, social studies, science, and health
    • Must include records of instruction during the four years of high school in the permanent record
  6. Must have a curriculum that is “sequentially progressive” (moves from simpler to more challenging concepts or skills over time)

Although unschooling in Wisconsin via any of these homeschooling options is feasible if you don’t mind these requirements, your child may not have access to a community of peers who they can engage with and learn from on a day to day basis.

Enter The Open School. We have a virtual program that you can enroll in from anywhere in the world. And as a self-directed school, our program is perfectly aligned with unschooling. We have no required subjects and no tests. Instead, students design virtual activities to do with other students and staff, including art projects, video games, workshops, one-on-one lessons, and anything else you can imagine. It’s a community of self-directed learners, and a great place for unschoolers to make deep, lasting friendships.

If you want your child to be a free learner in Wisconsin, with access to a supportive and caring community of peers and adults, a virtual private school may be your best bet. You can read more about our virtual program, or contact us directly, by clicking one of the buttons below.

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