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Illinois Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience

What is H.O.U.S.E.?

Illinois H.O.U.S.E. is a statewide network of support groups for people involved in homeschooling. We provide email and phone support about issues related to Illinois homeschooling. Common questions include how to withdraw a child from public school, what the school district needs from homeschooling families and how to deal with officials who ask for more than they are entitled to receive. We have member groups throughout the Chicago suburban area and across the state.

H.O.U.S.E. groups are nonsectarian (not religious based) and inclusive for all. That means that you will find people of all different lifestyles, educational styles, religious beliefs and unbeliefs. This mix of folks can be stimulating for some, and might not be for others. If you like learning about how all different kinds of people think, live and homeschool, a H.O.U.S.E. group could be for you. Membership in H.O.U.S.E. offers a certain amount of assurance to homeschoolers regarding legal issues. H.O.U.S.E. holds a position on the board of the Ad Hoc Committee for Illinois Homeschool Legal and Legislative Matters, a group that very carefully monitors legal and legislative activity that can potentially have an effect on homeschools. Consulting and working together with other organizations on As Hoc, H.O.U.S.E. is able to supply reliable and timely information to its members regarding legal issues.

If you have questions, need support or would like to learn more, please contact us by email or leave a message at 847.622.5200 and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
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