Legal Requirements for Homeschooling in Wisconsin

Your only obligation to the State of Wisconsin is to file Form PI-1206 to the Department of Public Instruction by October 15 informing them that you are schooling your children at home. Section 118.165(1), Wis. Stats., requires that a program of at least 875 hours of instruction, which includes a sequentially progressive curriculum of fundamental instruction in six subject areas (reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and health), be provided each school year, and they recommend you maintain a record of this instruction. You are not required to file the form for kindergartners. To request the form, call 608-266-5761 or write to:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Bureau for School Management Services and Federal Aids 125 S. Webster St. P.O.Box 7841 Madison, WI 53707-7841

For more information and to download a printable version click on Form PI-1206