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WPA was formed in 1984 to help write the reasonable homeschool law we have today.
WPA watches for challenges to our homeschooling freedoms.
WPA provides current and accurate information about Wisconsin Homeschooling law.
WPA prevents problems by promoting full compliance with the law.
WPA is the only organization that exists to serve all homeschoolers in Wisconsin.
WPA is a state-wide, inclusive, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the right of freedom of parents to provide an education to their children according to their own principles and beliefs.
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COVID-19, Homeschooling, and WPA

As families across Wisconsin adapt to life in the time of COVID-19, some are naturally considering homeschooling their children again, or for the first time. WPA’s purpose is to provide accurate, up-to-date information about and actively monitor legislation regarding homeschooling in Wisconsin.

WPA’s all-volunteer, working Board of Directors is tracking COVID-19 developments and updating this website to support all Wisconsin homeschoolers. Our seemingly tireless QAC (Question Answering Committee) volunteers continue to field voicemails and emails every day, giving timely and accurate information to all who ask, regardless of their WPA membership status. Our Legislative Watch volunteers remain on the job, keeping us all abreast of important news and developments that may affect our homeschool laws. Our Newsletters are on schedule, and our WPA 101 program is available to provide fundamental information.

We encourage you to join WPA to support this vital work.

What is WPA?

Wisconsin Parents Association is a state-wide, inclusive, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the right and freedom of parents to provide an education to their children according to their own principles and beliefs.

What Does WPA Do?

Wisconsin Parents Association provides accurate, up-to-date information about Wisconsin homeschooling law, and actively monitors state and national legislation regarding homeschooling. Wisconsin Parents Association helps you advocate for yourself.

Who Are We?

Wisconsin Parents Association understands that homeschooling families are diverse in their beliefs and backgrounds. We stand together in loving our children, valuing our children’s education, and treasuring our freedom to homeschool. Wisconsin Parents Association is an inclusive all-volunteer organization, and does not offer opinions in matters of religion or politics. We are strong because of our members.

Is homeschooling right for me?
Are you ready to take 100% responsibility for the education of your child(ren)? How do I know if homeschooling is right for my family? Read more…
Join WPA
Wisconsin Parents Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization supported only through memberships and donations. Read more…
Wisconsin Homeschool Law
What is so unusual (and great!) about Wisconsin homeschooling law? Full legal standing and complete parental control! Read more…
WPA History
WPA was formed in 1984 to help write the reasonable homeschool law we have today. We worked to build a network of homeschoolers throughout the state who worked together to reclaim their right to homeschool. Read more…
Start Here
Homeschooling is not generally considered a temporary fix to short-term situations. Rather, it is an educational choice to be taken in view of the full picture of your child and family. Read more…
When and How to File the PI-1206
Filing the PI-1206 correctly, giving no more information than is required, and doing it at the appropriate time helps protect our homeschool law. Read more…
Donate
Wisconsin Parents Association provides a wide variety of resources to Wisconsin families. Your donations help make this possible. Read more…
Ask a Homeschooler!
If you have not found the information you are looking for after carefully reading our website and using our search feature, please contact our Question Answering Committee. Read more…

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How Do We Protect Our Homeschooling Freedoms?

There are five main things that you can do, as a homeschooler in Wisconsin, to protect homeschooling freedoms.

  1. Know the history of homeschooling in Wisconsin and why homeschooling in Wisconsin is unique.
  2. Know the law and homeschool responsibly. Do what is required of homeschoolers and no more.
  3. Do not push for additional legislation for homeschoolers. Legislation is often amended and rarely passes in the condition that it was introduced.
  4. Do not ask for favors from the government. Favors and money from the government naturally come with oversight and regulation.
  5. Contact your legislators throughout the year to let them know that homeschooling is working in Wisconsin, and that homeschoolers do not support any changes to Wisconsin’s reasonable homeschooling law.

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