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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 on a regular basis.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at waukeshacche@gmail.com

Considering educating your children at home? Making the decision to Homeschool can be the beginning of a wonderful journey in education for the entire family. There are as many reasons to homeschool as there are homeschooling families. A fellow homeschooler, the library, and the internet are great resources.   Another good place to start is to go to the library and check out books on homeschooling.  There are many in the Waukesha County Library system.

For those considering homeschooling, reading the book, "Homeschooling in Wisconsin - At Home with Learning", published by the Wisconsin Parents Association (www.homeschooling-wpa.com) is an excellent place to start. This book and many others on homeschooling are available within the Waukesha County Public Library system.  The internet is also an excellent source of information. We hope you will find the information on this website useful in answering your questions and in directing you to resources and support available to you.

If you need more information about homeschooling and/or homeschooling in Wisconsin, check out the organizations below.

Wisconsin Parents Association (WPA) - is a grass-roots organization that helps protect the right to homeschool in Wisconsin.

Homeschool Legal Defense - is an organization dedicated to legally defending the constitutional right of parents to home educate across the country and around the world.

Once you make the decision to homeschool, you will need to contact Wisconsin Dept of Instruction and advise them of your intent to homeschool.   It is mandantory that you submit to the DPI form PI-1206 before October 15th of each year.  You can get information on how to do that here.

If you have any questions regarding WCCHE or homeschooling in general, please feel free to email us at WaukshaCCHE@gmail.com

WCCHE maintains a clear delineation between virtual charter schools and private home schools and accepts only private homeschools for membership.  

WCCHE does not accept membership applications from families with students only enrolled in charter schools, which is a public school at home program.

For more information about WI's various Virtual Charter School programs, you can visit the DPI website: Virtual Charter Schools

WCCHE Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired and infallible Word of God, the supreme and final authority for all faith and life
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension and His return in power and glory.
  • We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore spiritually dead and at enmity with God.
  • We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man and requires belief in the Lord Jesus Christ and His substitutionary death on the cross paying the penalty for man’s sin.
  • We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our common faith in
  • Jesus Christ and that lesser doctrinal differences which may exist should not hinder the cooperation of Christian home educators.
  • We believe that marriage is ordained by God, is between one man and one woman as set forth in the Bible, and is intended to be a picture of Jesus Christ and the Church.
  • We believe God has given parents the ultimate responsibility to guide the education of  their children in the training and admonition of the Lord, and has given them the authority over their children

    We understand that not all members may be in agreement with each detail in our Statement of Faith and Purpose Statement. We do not ask for anyone to formally agree with them, but simply ask that those who disagree not to hinder them.

WCCHE Purpose Statement

WCCHE's Purpose Statement

Waukesha County Christian Home Educators (WCCHE) is an all-volunteer network of new and seasoned Christian homeschooling families in and around Waukesha County, organized for the purpose of encouraging each other to provide a Home-Based Private Education (homeschooling) for their children in keeping with Biblical principles.

We welcome homeschooling families of all educational methods and philosophies. 

Our success, as that of any homeschool support group, depends on the willingness of members to contribute by volunteering to plan and participate in activities. Everyone is encouraged to share and participate at whatever level they feel comfortable.

Specifically:

  1. to offer resources, encouragement, and support to those who have chosen to homeschool.
  2. to assist those who are considering homeschooling, so they can make an informed choice.
  3. to encourage educational and spiritual growth for homeschooling families by offering seminars, workshops, lectures, and other opportunities.
  4. to facilitate the social and educational growth of homeschooled children, by offering field trips, group classes and other activities.
  5. to facilitate an informed community awareness of home schooling.
  6. to share opportunities offered by other homeschoolers and those in the community that could be beneficial to member families.

We understand that not all members may be in agreement with each detail in our Statement of Faith and Purpose Statement. We do not ask for anyone to formally agree with them, but simply ask that those who disagree not to hinder them.

New Membership

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 October 1 to September 30, and the cost for joining is $12.50 regardless of when you join. 

Click HERE to get started!

After your membership form and fee have been received, you will receive approval via e-mail to access the entire website. We are an HSLDA Discount Group Program member.

Please note that WCCHE is not accepting memberships from families who are only utilizing Wisconsin's Virtual/Charter Public Schools (this include Bridges Virtual Academy) at this time. You may be asked to provide a copy of your PI-1206 form. 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/Charter schools as public schools, and all children enrolled in them are considered public school students even though they may 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 in Wisconsin.

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.