CUSD 200 High School Homeschool Partnership Process & Documents
WE ARE HAPPY TO REPORT THE DETAILS OF OUR CURRENT PROCESS ADDRESS IHSA REQUIREMENTS, SO WE'RE ALL SET TO ACCEPT FORMS FOR PARTNERSHIP STUDENTS FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR (2023-2024).
THE FIRST FORM (HOMESCHOOL PARTNERSHIP REQUEST FORM) IS DUE 5/1.
CUSD 200 High School Homeschool Partnership
District 200 homeschool students are both permitted and encouraged to become active participants in the high school environment. Students are welcome to become involved in our co-curricular activities, which includes athletics. In order for homeschooled students to participate in IHSA co-curricular activities, they must be enrolled in five approved courses. These five courses can be a combination of courses offered at District 200 high schools and through the homeschool curriculum. Per IHSA bylaw 3.011, one of the five courses must be taken on-campus at a District 200 high school. If your student is not planning on participating in IHSA athletics or co-curricular activities, the process, timeline and documentation are the same with the exception of the on-campus requirement.
Our Assistant Principals at the high school are responsible for approving homeschool curriculum. Homeschool families are required to submit all required documentation for approval prior to participating in any District 200 co-curricular activity. District 200 requires parents to monitor homeschool course progress on a weekly basis throughout the duration of the co-curricular season. Homeschooled students who wish to participate in IHSA athletics and any non-athletic IHSA co-curricular activity will be expected to meet the eligibility requirements of the IHSA.
If you are only interested in homeschool Physical Education, please contact your student's counselor.
We thank you in advance for submitting all requests and documentation using these digital forms.
Course Availability and Prerequisite Requirements
In an effort to ensure individualized attention and quality instruction for our student body, Wheaton-Warrenville School District 200 closely monitors course capacity. Full-time District 200 students are given first priority in the course selection process. Some courses may have limited capacity. Some courses in District 200 require prerequisite coursework. Partnership students must demonstrate, through a homeschool transcript, that all prerequisites have been met prior to enrolling in a specific course. In some cases, a placement test may be required before course registration occurs.
The District 200 diploma may only be granted when 12 credits, or at least ½ of the credits for a District 200 diploma, are completed in District 200 high schools or through approved transfer credit from another high school. Additionally, all District 200 graduation requirements must be met for a District 200 diploma to be awarded.
Resource Links District 200 Enrollment InformationROE Homeschool LinkIHSA HomeSchool PolicyDistrict 200 Policy 7.40 - Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students District 200 6.300 - Graduation Requirements
We trust, after reviewing these guidelines, you understand that District 200 wants to support your commitment to homeschooling. We look forward to partnering with you and your student. If we can be of further assistance, please contact your designated high school assistant principal.
In order to register at a District 200 high school, homeschool students must reside within the District 200 boundaries.
With appropriate documentation, students who are homeschooled can participate in IHSA athletics, academics, clubs, and the arts at both high schools on an annual basis. District 200 high schools are members of the DuKane Athletic and Academic Conference.
Students interested in IHSA activities and athletics must take and pass at least one credit bearing class on-campus and be passing at least five (5) total courses to be eligible.
To begin the partnership process, the parent/guardian completes the Homeschool Partnership Request Form prior to May 1 of the preceding school year.
Requests are processed annually, rather than by semester, for the upcoming school year.
Homeschool course establishment documents are submitted for each individual school year.
Activation in the district student information system is reset annually.
Requests are processed annually for both upcoming semesters, regardless of the semester of participation.
Homeschool partners will not have to resubmit coursework or forms for 2nd semester.
Homeschool partners are required to complete their approved courses; as is the case with on-campus courses, withdrawal from homeschool approved courses is not permitted.
Courses submitted for approval are considered completed upon submission and do not remain open for editing.
Homeschool course analysis documents must contain specific details pertaining to how the curriculum is taught and/or assessed; they may not be basic rephrases of the given standards.
Homeschool students participating in District 200 athletics & clubs must abide by the IHSA guidelines and report weekly academic eligibility throughout the entire season.
Awarding of a District 200 diploma is predicated on at least ½ of the total credits (12 credits) being earned at District 200 high schools or through approved transfer credit from another high school.
Partnership dates and expectations are aligned with Board policy 7.40 and our on-campus course selection processes.
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Dan Korntheuer, Assistant Principal