Local Resources

The Centre of Elgin - Offers open gym and swim for home schoolers.

G.I.F.T: Fine Arts Classes for Homeschoolers - A "Christian co-op enrichment program that offers fine arts classes to homeschoolers of all ages".

Christian Workshops of the Fox Valley - Enrichment opportunities in Elgin for Christian homeschool families.

Chicagoland Homeschool Network - Connect with resources in the Chicagoland area.

Johnsburg Public Library Homeschool Resource Center - The Johnsburg Public Library, which is located about 25 miles north of Elgin, offers a large variety of curriculum materials, science equipment, homeschool supply catalogs, and more. Anyone can use their materials; anyone with a valid Illinois public library card may check out items.

Liberty Liberal Arts Academy - Meets Wednesdays during the school year at Larkin Avenue Baptist Church in Elgin.

Schaumburg H.O.U.S.E. - This organization describes itself as a non-sectarian group of home schoolers that facilitates classes, cultural events, and gatherings.

State Resources

Illinois State Board of Education - Requirements for homeschooling in Illinois.

Illinois Christian Home Educators - Information about IL law, conventions, support groups and more.

Illinois H.O.U.S.E. (Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience) - Statewide non-denominational website.

Popcorn & Peanuts - A site for finding Illinois home education laws. 

National Resources

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Web Site - Homeschooling information for a variety of philosophies.

Accredited Schools Online - Information including a glossary of terms related to online or distance education and guidelines for evaluating online learning options.

Alternative Education Resource Organization - Resources for "learner-centered" education.

Home Educators Resource Directory - Resources for the home educator.

Homeschooling Legal Defense Association - Advocates for the rights of homeschoolers, both secular and religious.

National Home Education Research InstituteA Christian homeschooling organization.

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program - Pizza Hut invites homeschooling families to enroll in this program aimed at motivating young readers.