Wisconsin Home-Based Private Education Law

Wisconsin Statute 118.15(4), states that “instruction in a home-based private educational program that meets all of the criteria under s. 118.165(1) may be substituted for attendance at a public or private school.”

Section 118.165(1), Wis. Stats., requires that a program of at least 875 hours of instruction be provided each school year. In addition, the educational program must provide a sequentially progressive curriculum of fundamental instruction in six subject areas (reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and health).

It is your responsibility to ensure that these requirements are met.

The DPI does not provide curricula for home-based private educational programs.

A child enrolled in a Wisconsin virtual charter school, is considered a public school student even though he/she receives instruction at home.

If you are unsure as to whether the virtual school in which your child will be enrolled is a Wisconsin virtual charter school, please contact the school.

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