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WISCONSIN PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Disability Rights Wisconsin
131 West Wilson St, Suite 700
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 267-0214
TTD: (888) 758-6049
FAX: (608) 267-0368

Email: info@drwi.org
Website: http://www.disabilityrightswi.org

Executive Director: Lynn Breedlove
Email: lynnb@drwi.org

Wisconsin Christian Home Educators Association (WCHEA)

P.O. Box 320458, Franklin, WI 53132
Contact: Al or Jan Gnascinski
Phone:(414) 425-6324
Email: jang@wisconsinchea.com
Website: http://www.wisconsinchea.com

Wisconsin Parents Association

PO Box 2502, Madison, WI 53701-2502
Phone:(608) 283-3131
Website: http://www.homeschooling-wpa.org

Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA)

2307 Carmel Ave Racine, WI 53405
Phone:262-637-5127
Email: :jang@wisconsinchea.com
Website: www.wisconsinchea.com
Description: CHEA is a Christian, non-profit organization, which offers support to homeschool families in Wisconsin through their newsletter, spring conferences, fall events('06), and their website. Conference includes homeschool vendors and workshops on topics such ashomeschooling the upper grades, special needs children, curriculum selection and implementation, marriage and family, relationships and so on from a Christian perspective. Requirements: Annual membership fee of $25.00 and prayers Benefits: Membership entitles members to: sneak peak preview of spring vendor hall free of charge, $15 discount on HSLDA membership, membership card to show for educators discounts, $5 discount for 'The Comprehensive Guide to Home Schooling in Wisconsin' if purchased from CHEA, and legislative updates. Cost:$25 yearly

Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF)

Serving the tri-state area of IL, WI, and IA
Contact: Ellen W
Phone:(608) 348-4521
Website: https://www.homeschool-life.com/wi/chef/
Description: CHEF is a Christian-based homeschool group serving the tri-state area (IL, IA, and WI) homeschooling community.

Coulee Region Homeschool Resource Center, Inc.

2548 Lakeshore Drive, LaCrosse, Wisconsin 54603 Contact: Paula Gregerson
Email: houseofknowledge@acegroup.cc
Contact: Janet Hurguy
Phone: (608) 519-0764 or (608)781-4674
Email: janquito@charter.net
Description: We are a Christian based homeschool organization. Open to allhomeschoolers, but maintaining our Biblical foundation. Having monthly parent meetings, classes, clubs, fieldtrips, newsletters, lending library, family nights, etc. We also have a resource center with homeschooling information for new homeschoolers. Our base is The Coulee Region House of Knowledge and Homeschool Resource Center by the airport on French Island. The Coulee Region House of Knowledge is a used curriculum/book store. It takes on consignment of educational materials and curriculum. Contact information is the same. Website is in progress. Requirements: We are member driven and desire involvement from all members. Support can also be provided by bringing to the center: donations for lending library, box tops for education, all milk tops and kwik trip donut price ovals, campbells labels, ink cartridges printer cartridges and cell phones, 20 oz plastic pop bottles, Our Family upc's, Festival Foods andQuillins receipts, and aluminum cans. Benefits: Newsletters, field trips, meetings, classes, clubs, resource center, workshops, family activity nights, lending library, and whatever else any member feels like putting together. Cost: $35 Yearly

FAITH: Reedsburg Area Homeschoolers

Contact: Tristin Rothwell
Email: rothwellshop@verizon.net
Description: We meet the first and third Friday of the month for educational days, field trips and general gatherings. This year we will have field trips such as Bike trip, Hiking, Pendarvis.. etc.. Educational days will be a mock election. spelling bee, science fair and gift days at Christmas time. There may be costs for each individual activity. We meet once a month the third Monday of the month in the evening for Moms Support Meeting. We discuss business and have share topics such as" the benefits of homeschooling" and "math curriculums; what works for your family?" Requirements: Attendees need to actively help or lead one gathering. Benefits: Support Meetings, Field Trips Cost: None

Fond du Lac Home School Association

Contact: Sue Clow
Phone:920-923-1237
Email: clowsuejoe@charter.net
Description: The Fond du Lac Homeschool Association is a support group dedicated to the strengthening of homeschool families by providing information, opportunities, and activities that encourage the development of quality education at home. Our mission is to provide support, ideas, leadership, socialization & around HEALTHY environment to families who choose to take an active role in the education of their children. The group meets 1st Tuesday of every month Sept-May at 7:00pm at Grace Reform Church, for parents. All ages are represented. Total membership is approximately 50 families. Requirements: no requirements Benefits: Monthly newsletter is mailed for a fee of $10 per year. Field trips are planned by all and anyone with a good idea, sign up is usually required. Cost: None

Greater Milwaukee Catholic Home Educators

Website: www.gmche.com/contactus.html
Description: Our mission is to offer support and encouragement to the Catholic home educator by spiritually strengthening, inspiring, and uplifting one another to fully uphold and embrace an authentic Catholic family lifestyle, as exemplified by the Holy Family and taught by the Church. To meet our mission, Keeping Christ in our Hearts and in our Homes , we provide encouragement in a variety of ways, including Day Events (with Holy Mass, children s crafts and games), Parents Meetings, annual Festival of Arts, annual Academic Showcase, gym classes, summer park days, teen gatherings, a teen service group, spring conference, and much more. Requirements: None Benefits: All of the above activities, plus monthly newsletter, members only website and two members only Yahoo groups Cost: $12.00 per year (Aug. Sept); prorated $1/month if you join mid-year

Holy Family Homeschoolers

5919 County Road A, Brooklyn, WI 53521
Contact: Elizabeth Leone
Email: elizabeth@leonefamily.org
Website: http://www.homeschool-life.com/wi/hfh/

HOME (Madison Chapter)

5745 Bittersweet Place, Madison, WI 53705
Phone:(608) 238-3302


Homemade Kids

Contact: Alexis Rebman
Phone:608-356-5471
Email: lex0307@hotmail.com

Home Scholars of Sheboygan County

W5607 Hwy. W, Adell, WI 53001
Phone:(920) 528-7057


Homeschool America

P.O. Box 126, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Phone:(920) 563-1500
Fax: (920) 563-4644
Email: info@homeschoolamericainc.org
Website: http://www.homeschoolamericainc.org
Homeschool America is a nonprofit facility offering learning space to parents and groups for enrichment programs, a media center and equipment use, both mobile and on location class programs, a campus store, a hands-on pottery-art cove, curriculum consignment nook, workshops, coaching and accountability assistance, special needs, scholarship programs, and other programs year-round. Yearly membership fee of $35.

L.A.R.K. (Learning Alternatively in Racine and Kenosha)

Contact: Linda Strauss
Email: the_mominator_4@hotmail.com
Contact: Amy Pirtle
Email: Amyeliz21@yahoo.com
Description: We are a homeschool group in the Racine/Kenosha area. We gather twice a month on Wednesdays for outings, support, and FUN! The focus of our activities is aimed at ages 9 and up, including middle and high school ages. We are inclusive and respectful of all homeschooling styles. Please e-mail us for further information. Requirements: There are no requirements to belong to LARK. Benefits: LARK provides planned field trips such as museums, plays, ice skating, and bowling. Cost: None

Learning Alternatively in Racine / Kenosha (LARK)

Serving Racine and Kenosha, WI
Contact: Linda
Email: : the_mominator_4@hotmail.com
Website: the_mominator_4@hotmail.com
We are a homeschool group, meeting twice a month on Wednesdays for outings, support, and FUN! The focus of our activities is aimed at ages 9 and up, including middle and high school ages. We are inclusive and respectful of all homeschooling styles.

Master Studios

First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186 Contact: Betsy Ballmann
Email: masterstudios@powercom.net
Website: http://www.geocities.com/mastersstudios/
Offering a series of studio offerings throughout the week in the areas of Art, Creative Writing, Drama, Piano, Choral and Woodwinds for ages K - High School.

MATCH Homeschool (Menomonie Area Teaching ChristianHomeschooler)

Contact: Deborah Smith
Phone: 715-233-1110 or 715-235-2576
Email: : choolkids@yahoo.com
Description: We are a Christian Homeschooling Group that usually meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month (September to May) from 8:45am - 11:00 bring a bag lunch for your family to enjoy fellowship after classes. We meet at the Menomonie Alliance Church in Menomonie Wisconsin. We have classes for all ages ranging from infants through high school. As of Feb 2005 we have about 120 children in our group. Each class has their own classes as well as gym class each time we meet. Requirements: This is a parent run organization. Each parent chooses where they feel they would best be able to help and commits to be there each time we meet. We also have a parent contract and a child conduct forms that we have everyone sign. This is to make sure that everyone is on the same page and that we are like minded in our desires to raise Godly Children. Benefits: We normally have two field trips each month. We enjoy the other times we get together also- Christmas Program, Couples Christmas Banquet, Valentine Party, Mom's night out, Curriculum Fair, MACHE, National day of prayer, Track and Field Day, End of the year Picnic. These events and others are captured in our yearbook. Cost: $30-$50 yearly depending on number of children in group

Milwaukee Home Educators

Contact: Sharon Schell
Phone:414-427-7731
Email: ssschell@cfaith.co
Description: MHE invites you to join us for our large group meetings the 2nd Monday in Nov, Jan, Mar and May, 7-9pm. Contact Sharon or Carrie for directions. On alternating months we offer opportunities for the kids to partake in a Science Fair, History Fair, Art/Talent Fair, a Christmas ministry outing, Book Extravaganza, and throughout the year we venture out on a variety of field trips. The $15 fee covers most of the cost for these events, monthly newsletters and access to our library materials. We are a Christianhomeshool group whose mission is to provide support, extracurricular activities, reliable networking and resourcing, and a loving, friendly environment for homeschool families. Our doors are open to all! Cost: $25 yearly

Menomonie Area Homeschool Group

Contact: Rebecca Kilde
Email: rebkilde@baldwin-telecom.net
Description: We are an eclectic group of families that meets weekly from September to May to share educational opportunities and play time. Special program areas have included a year-long genetics lab, a year-long exploration of social sciences (with a retired Augsburg professor), outdoor games, earth sciences, math games, art history. Preschool to high school. We are a cooperative group, and parents are involved in our weekly activities.We meet at our building, The Family Learning Center, at 1703 N. Wilson in Menomonie. In 2005-06 we meet on Thursdays from 9:45 to 1:30. (Preschool group meets from 11:00 to 1:00.) Come and check us out! Requirements: We require that parents accompany their child (or designate a responsible adult to accompany them), be involved in planning activities, and help to clean up the building. Benefits: We provide an opportunity to be involved in educationally-focused enrichment and lots of play. It's a fun group for parents, too, with exchanges of information, experience and resources. We also do regular field trips. Cost: Yes (yearly) Amount: monthly fee to cover building costs, varies, sliding scale group

Ozaukee Homeschoolers

W59 N450 Hilgen Avenue Cedarburg, WI 53012
Contact: Tomi Fay Forbes
Phone:262-377-5984
Email: tomifay@yahoo.com Website: www.epiranhabiz.com/homeschool
Description: Ozaukee Homeschoolers is open to anyone who ishomeschooling in and around Ozaukee County. There is a monthly newsletter ($10 by mail, $3 by email) which lists activities. Anyone is welcome to join any activities. In addition, the "New Trails" group offers activities for families with young children. The "Trailblazers" group offers activities for families with elementary age children. Field trips are also organized for middle and high school age students. Requirements: There are no requirements for Ozaukee Homeschoolers.Trailblazers charges a fee for building use. Benefits: Monthly newsletter. Field trips. Monthly art history class. Resource center at a local library. Networking! Cost: $10 yearly

Palmyra Area Homeschool Group

Contact: Shelly Bourdo
Email: mmbourdo@msn.com
Website: mmbourdo@msn.com Description: We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Powers Memorial Library, 115 Main St., Palmyra, in the Children's Library (lower level) at 10:30 a.m. Requirements: There or no requirements. Benefits: We plan one field trip each month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month with occasional trips scheduled on the 5th Wednesday when applicable. We also have catalogs and other resources available which are kept at the library. Cost: None

Plymouth Area Homeschoolers

623 7th St, Kiel, WI 53042
Contact: Marsha Christensen
Phone:(920) 894-1696
Email: davechristensen@verizon.net We are a co-op consisting of approximately 15 families meeting weekly to offer classes on a variety of topics. For the 06/07 school year we plan to offer a high school biology class complete with dissection, along with a range of classes for preschool through high school.

Plymouth Homeschoolers Co-op

Contact: Marsha Christensen
Phone: 920-894-1696 or 920-893-6156
Email: paulnmarsha82@juno.com
Description: We meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons. Classes are offered to all age groups taught primarily buy Moms who are each required to teach for 3 weeks per semester. We currently have a sign language class which we hired a teacher for. Great group of different ages and interests and friendly people. We accept new families at the beginning of each semester. All are welcome! Requirements: Each mom or dad is required to teach a three week session of almost anything they would like. Benefits: We offer field trips usually once a month for all who are participating in the group. Cost: $10 yearly

Richland County Home Educators

Serving the Richland Center area
Contact: Colleen Manning
Email: richlandCountyHomeEducators-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RichlandCountyHomeEducators/
This group has been organized for the purpose of communication betweenhomeschool parents and those considering homeschooling in the Southwest Wisconsin area (including Richland, Vernon, Crawford, Grant, Iowa and Sauk counties). We announce social and educational events in our area, some organized by our members.

Stateline Homeschoolers

1615 8th St, Monroe, WI 53566
Contact: Brenda Carus
Phone:(608) 329-5056
Email: : mama@peanutbutterkisses.com
We are a secular, inclusive group for homeschooler in and around Green County, Wisconsin. All religious paths and homeschooling philosophies are welcome. Description: We are group of people homeschooling in or around Monroe, Wisconsin. This is an inclusive group; all homeschooling philosophies and religious paths are welcome. We are cooperative group in that activities are planned by any member who has an interest in organizing something. We do not have formal meetings, but instead have most of our organizational conversations online through an email group. Homeschoolers of all ages are welcome. Requirements: Our only requirement is that members are accepting of people of other religious paths and homeschooling philosophies. Benefits: Our members organize various field trips, pot lucks and activities for the group throughout the year. We share ideas as well as offer suggestions and support for other parents through our email group. Cost: None

T.E.A.C.H. Homeschool Group

Contact: Linda Johnson
Phone:608-222-2407
Email: dljatj@tds.net
Description: T.E.A.C.H. is a Christian Homeschool Group which holds monthly meetings for parents and organizes field trips and activities for students in grades K-12 and their families. Requirements: Members of T.E.A.C.H. all agree with our statement of faith, file the Wisconsin PI-1206 form required to legally homeschool in Wisconsin, and pay yearly dues. Benefits: T.E.A.C.H. provides its members monthly meetings for parents, monthly field trips and/or programs or activities for students, and a weekly physical education class (for an additional fee). We send out monthly e-mail announcements to keep members up-to-date on activites and opportunities for homeschoolers in the community. Students work is showcased in an year end program. Our May meeting is a used book sale open to the public. We also have a resource guide. Cost: $15 yearly

Tomah Area Home Educators

17948 Justice Rd Camp Douglas, WI 54618
Contact: Becky Miller
Phone:608-427-3416 or 608-436-7605
Email: jrmiller@mwt.net
Description: Based on Hebrews 10:24-25. We meet every other month: Sept., Nov., Jan., March and May on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fathers give a devotional at each meeting. Some annual events are a Science Fair, varied field trips, used curriculum sale, oral book reports read at elderly homes and more. This group has all ages of children being educated at home. Interested parties will receive updates via email on a regular basis which will include newsletters and event plans from neighboring home educators that live in the Black River Falls, Viroqua, Sparta andLaCrosse areas. Requirements: None at this time Benefits :Listed above. Cost: None

United Home-Educators

Contact: Michelle Diaz
Phone:608 397 9622
Email: lmmillin9150@yahoo.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Unitedhome-educators/
Description: We accept all homeschooling families, those interested in at home education or schooled-at-home virtual families regardless of your method of home education.We want everyone to feel welcome and a valued member of this group, where we can openly share your views and thoughts with us. Our choice in education is ours alone, and we want to welcome all families regardless of their family makeup, religion, race, or anything else to share in an open and welcome format. This policy will be enforced, and hope that all group members will respect each others differences and embrace our common qualities.

This group especially welcomes families that have special needs children. Please share your joys and trials with us and help us learn from you. We are based out of La Crosse Wisconsin. We will organize meetings and outings in this group as members wish. There are lots of organizations wanting to open the doors to home educators, and we will try to take advantage of those opportunities. What a wonderful opportunity this is. So please join us and help us learn from you. Requirements: None Benefits: Our group's goal is to be supportive in any way to the needs of ahomeschooling family or virtual school family. We hope to fellowship together welcoming everyone to this wonderful group. We will have field trips and classes as members wish. Our group allows for families to exchange information easily and supportively in a online format. Cost: None

Unschooling Families

1908 N. Clark Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone:(414) 735-9832


Valley Homeschoolers (VHS)

1341 Edgewood Dr., Kaukauna, WI 54130
Contact: Cathy Schmidt
Phone:(920) 955-0168
Email: info@valleyhomeschoolers.org
Website: http://www.valleyhomeschoolers.org VHS is a Christian focused cooperative with a current membership of over 150 families in 5 counties. Our purpose is to provide each other with encouragement, information, and wholesome social interaction for our students. Description: Valley Homeschoolers (or VHS) purpose is to encourage, strengthen, and provide resources and support to its members as they pursue excellence and unity in the Christian home education of their children. With over 180 families in 6 counties, VHS offers many events, clubs, co-ops and fieldtrips to benefit both the parents and children. Some of these include a Chess Club, Drama Club, Science Club, Father/Daughter Dance, Geography Club, Monthly Fieldtrips, Monthly Newsletter, Fishing Tournament, History Co-Ops, Spelling Bee, Used Book Sale, Teen Group, Competitive Science Fair, Yearbook and a Cooperative get together called 1AD (One Awesome Day) that meets twice a month for a gym class and an organized unit studies or elective class of your choice. Requirements: The requirements for membership are $25 annual dues that goes to fund many of our member activities and we also ask that you help with one event during the year to make sure things run smoothly. Benefits: We have a monthly newsletter, fieldtrips during the month, membership meetings, mini-conferences and other group benefits. We bring in several national homeschool speakers each year to enlighten and encourage our members as they continue the education of their children. Cost: $25 yearly

Waukesha Area Homeschoolers

Based in Waukesha, WI 53151
Email: sloukanis@wi.rr.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/waukeshahomeschoolers/
An inclusive group of home school families from the Waukesha County area that meet regularly for field trips, recreation days, and special actitivities. Description: Waukesha Area Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of home school families from the Waukesha County area that meet regularly for field trips, recreation days, and special activities. Homeschoolers from Milwaukee and Waukesha counties are welcome. Requirements: Must attend one event before applying for membership. Benefits: Field trips, monthly newsletter, monthly meetings, website and message board. Cost: None

Wausau Area Home Educators

Contact: Bonnie Seybold
Phone:715-843-6801
Email: dseybold@dwav.net
Description: The Wausau Area Home Educators meet once a week for athletic activities throughout the year. These activities include soccer, football, rollerskating, ice skating, skiing, bowling, etc. We also gather for special educational field trips, and participate in the National Spelling Bee. We purchase block tickets to the Performing Arts Foundation programs at the Grand Theater and participate in special programs through the Center for Visual Arts and YMCA. Requirements: There are no specific requirements of parents except for attendance of at least one parent at all activities in which your child(ren) participate. Benefits: We provide a monthly newsletter, weekly activities, field trips, yearly used book sale, and yearly educational seminars. Cost: $20 yearly

WisHomeschool Email List

Contact: Shahara LeFay
Email: WisHomeschool-owner@yahoogroups.com
Website: groups.yahoo.com/group/WisHomeschool/
Description: This is an inclusive list for anyone interested in Wisconsinhomeschooling. Contacts for various counties give information on real life groups. Questions, concerns, and day to day sharing are welcome. Requirements: none Benefits: a directory of those on the list who wish to meet other home-schoolers in their area. Cost: None

Wisconsin LDS Homeschoolers (WI-LDS-HS)

Serving Wisconsin and the U.P. Contact: Karie
Email: karing4mykids@tds.net
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WI-LDS-HS/
A support network for homeschooling families living in Wisconsin and the U.P.,who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We hope to find more LDS home educators from around the state and even plan get-togethers.

Wisconsin Parent Association (WPA)

P.O. Box 2502 Madison, WI 53701
Phone:608-283-3131
Website: www.homeschooling-wpa.org
Description: WPA provides homeschoolers with accurate information and support through newsletters, special bulletins, the handbook, annual conferences, voice mail, regional coordinator contacts, and website. The WPA handbook covers the benefits of homeschooling, choosing a curriculum, dealing with critics, homeschooling laws, beginning homeschooling, and much more. WPA oversees all legislative activity pertaining to education in Wisconsin. WPA is the homeschool families voice in Madison. Requirements: Membership fee of $25.00 Benefits: WPA membership offers the homeschool family many benefits including: the newsletter, fact sheets, bulletins, $15.00 discount on conferences, $7 discount on the handbook, $5.00 of the membership fee is donated to your local support group, and connection to your regional coordinator. Cost: $25 yearly







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