Waukesha County Christian Home Educators
Homeschoolers Supporting Homeschoolers
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 KJV
Waukesha County Christian Home Educators (WCCHE) strives to support new and seasoned homeschooling families primarily in Waukesha County. We welcome homeschool families of all educational philosophies. As our title states, this is a Christian based group.
The WCCHE group was started for the purpose of informing homeschooling families about activities associated with homeschooling. Our website has many aspects to help you find classes, field trips, activities, sports, and other areas of interest for all age groups. There is also a forum page set up for you to ask questions. It is useful to enable you to stay connected with others who are homeschooling in your area.
Our goal is to provide a community of support and encouragement through the sharing of information as well as through member-initiated organization of activities for member families. This community is primarily web-based and we do not meet together as a group.
To log into our secure site, you must first become a member by completing the online membership registration form and paying the group membership fee. The membership year is from July 1 to June 30, and the cost for joining is $5 regardless of when you join. After your membership form and fee have been received, you will receive approval via e-mail to access the entire website. Please note that WCCHE is not accepting memberships from families who are only utilizing Wisconsin's Virtual Public Schools (this include Bridges Virtual Academy) at this time. Thank you for understanding.
Who is a homeschooler in Wisconsin?
A private homeschool is a family that has registered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) using Form PI-1206 (Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction). Please note that the State of Wisconsin defines virtual and charter schools as public schools, and all children enrolled in them are considered public school students even though they receive instruction at home. Students enrolled in any virtual charter school are not included on PI-1206 forms and are not considered to be homeschooled according to Wisconsin law.
Please note that the above delineation is in no way meant to be a “judgment” on families who utilize brick-and-mortar or virtual charter public schools for some of their children. In fact, WCCHE respects the right of the parents in each family unit to choose whatever they deem to be an appropriate educational program for each child. Wisconsin Parents Association (WPA) and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), both strongly recommend that homeschool associations insure that public/taxpayer funds are not used within private homeschool groups. Our membership policy is simply meant to protect private homeschoolers from possible government intrusion that may occur when taxpayer funds are used for private homeschool activities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org