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Covid-19 Statement
As an organization serving private home educating families, we believe that it is the parent’s responsibility and choice to determine when and how your family interacts or participates in group events. As the state has lifted restrictions and we begin to resume activities we realize that COVID-19 is still a concern for some and we will leave it up to individual parents and families on how best to begin socializing again. Any events or activities you or your children attend will be done so at your own risk.

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Welcome to Green Bay Area Christian Homeschoolers!

GBACH exists to provide Christ-centered support and encouragement and to offer academic, social, and service opportunities to private homeschools in Green Bay and surrounding areas. 

GBACH maintains a clear delineation between virtual school, charter schools, and private homeschools and accepts only private homeschools for membership.  A private homeschool is a family that has registered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) using Form PI-1206. 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. Therefore, they are not eligible for GBACH membership, nor can they participate in GBACH only events and activities unless granted explicit permission by the coordinator or board. 

According to the current board’s interpretation of the GBACH bylaws, GBACH members are persons registered with GBACH and include only: 1) the parents of homeschooled child(ren); 2) the child(ren) for whom a PI-1206 is filed; and 3) parents and any children younger than six years of age who are not enrolled in any public school or virtual charter school, and who intend to home school in the future.

Please note that this 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, GBACH respects the right of the parents in each family unit to choose whatever they deem to be an appropriate educational program for each child. Rather, GBACH’s policy is in keeping with the advice of the Wisconsin Parents Association (WPA) and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), both of whom strongly recommend that homeschool associations insure that public/taxpayer funds are not used within private homeschool groups.  The policy is simply meant to protect private homeschoolers from possible government intrusion that may occur when taxpayer funds are used for private homeschool activities. 

Considering educating your children at home? Making the decision to do so 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.  Also, check out the " Links"  page for many resources such as curriculum companies, philosophies of homeschooling, etc.  Another good place to start is to go to the library and check out books on homeschooling.  There are many at Brown County Library. 

For those considering homeschooling, reading the book, 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 at the Brown County Public Library.  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 - 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. Do you want information pertaining to homeschool laws throughout the country? or just in Wisconsin?

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 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 GBACH or homeschooling in general, please feel free to email one of our homeschool resource people.  You may also contact current GBACH Board Members by emailing Board@gbach.org.

See FAQ's for more answers to your homeschooling questions.

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

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

Links to get you started

WISCONSIN-BASED HOMESCHOOL LINKS
Wisconsin DPI HOMER System
For filing the annual PI-1206 enrollment report
WISCONSIN-BASED HOMESCHOOL LINKS
Wisconsin Parents Association
The grassroots organization which helped get Wisconsin’s homeschool law in place in 1984, and which helps all Wisconsin homeschooling families Area Libraries
AREA LIBRARIES
Brown County Library
AREA LIBRARIES
Wiscat- Interlibrary Loan
Wiscat for interlibrary loans through Brown County Library system.
AREA LIBRARIES
Infosoup.org
Infosoup.org - uses OWLSnet, a consortium of public libraries in northeast Wisconsin.
AREA LIBRARIES
UW-Green Bay Library
HOMESCHOOL PHILOSOPHIES AND METHODS - Also books too numerous to mention. Check the library!
The Homeschool Compass
HOMESCHOOL PHILOSOPHIES AND METHODS - Also books too numerous to mention. Check the library!
Homeschool.Com
HOMESCHOOL PHILOSOPHIES AND METHODS - Also books too numerous to mention. Check the library!
The Well Trained Mind
The Well Trained Mind- a guide to Classical Education at Home
HOMESCHOOL PHILOSOPHIES AND METHODS - Also books too numerous to mention. Check the library!
Unschooling
HOMESCHOOL PHILOSOPHIES AND METHODS - Also books too numerous to mention. Check the library!
Charlotte Mason
QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING STARTED
Homeschooling Basics
Thought.co
QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING STARTED
How to Start Homeschooling
Homeschool.com
HELPFUL NEWS RESOURCES
World Magazine
Current events reported from a Christian worldview at a variety of student appropriate reading and interest levels. See World Kids and World Teen below
HELPFUL NEWS RESOURCES
World Kids
HELPFUL NEWS RESOURCES
World Teen
HELPFUL NEWS RESOURCES
Student Daily News
Current events reported at an age-appropriate level; has daily news quizzes
HELPFUL NEWS RESOURCES
News Literacy Project
Current events reported at an age-appropriate level; has daily news quizzes
HELPFUL NEWS RESOURCES
AllSides.com
Helps students become more discerning news consumers, including how to spot inaccurate and fake items (news, memes, pictures)
HELPFUL NEWS RESOURCES
C-Span
C-Span provides coverage to the proceedings of our federal government; has a vast video library and election resources
HELPFUL NEWS RESOURCES
Wisconsin Eye
Wisconsin Eye provides coverage to the proceedings of Wisconsin government
HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL
GBACH'S PINTEREST BOARD FOR HIGHSCHOOL
HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL
WPA Teen and High School FAQ
HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL
College Board
Information and practice tests for SAT, PSAT, AP, CLEP, and AccuPlacer
HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL
ACT
Information and practice tests for ACT
HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL
Test Guide
Additional practice tests for ACT
HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL
Sudy.com
Additional practice tests for ACT
HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL
Power Source
Additional practice tests for ACT
HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL
HSLDA Homeschooling High School
BOOK LINKS
Library Thing
Catalog your own homeschool library using this easy link! Add up to 200 books for free!
BOOK LINKS
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks (in epub and Kindle formats)
BOOK LINKS
LibriVox
LibriVox is a library of over 14,000 free audiobooks in the public domain (note: it is best to download the books in mp3 format and listen without their app)
BOOK LINKS
ManyBooks
ManyBooks is a library of over 50,000 free eBooks
BOOK LINKS
Archieve.org
Archive.org offers over 20 million free eBooks and texts; there is also a collection of 1.3 million modern eBooks which can be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account  
BOOK LINKS
Yesterday's Classics
Print and eBook classics for children at affordable prices; eBook bundles are affordable, as well as some free online texts
BOOK LINKS
1000 Good Books
Lists of excellent books for every reading level.
STATISTICS ON HOMESCHOOLING
nheri.org
STATISTICS ON HOMESCHOOLING
National Center for Education Statistics
HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION - NATIONAL
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION - NATIONAL
Wisconsin Parent's Association
PLACES TO BUY BOOKS AND CURRICULUM ON A BUDGET
Homeschool Reviews
PLACES TO BUY BOOKS AND CURRICULUM ON A BUDGET
Resources -- General or Multi-topic Resources
PLACES TO BUY BOOKS AND CURRICULUM ON A BUDGET
Books 4 Homeschool
PLACES TO BUY BOOKS AND CURRICULUM ON A BUDGET
Timberdoodle
PLACES TO BUY BOOKS AND CURRICULUM ON A BUDGET
Homeschool Buyers Co-Op
Free membership required
PLACES TO BUY BOOKS AND CURRICULUM ON A BUDGET
VegSource Swap Boards
PLACES TO BUY BOOKS AND CURRICULUM ON A BUDGET
Rainbow Resource Center
PLACES TO BUY BOOKS AND CURRICULUM ON A BUDGET
Homeschool Classifieds