Sports: Homeschool students cannot participate in the extracurricular activities of the public school.
Reentry: Districts will evaluate students using consistent measures, such as standardized assessment reports for grade level placement or attributing course credits to the student’s transcript.
Graduation: Homeschoolers cannot earn a middle school or high school diploma in Illinois. Parents who wish to graduate a child can simply present the child with a certificate of completion.
If the student reenters in grade 12, they can graduate from an Illinois public school.
Financial Aid: Parents can apply for assistance with transportation for their homeschool through the state board of education.
Special Education: Services are offered to students with an individualized education plan (IEP) but not to the same degree as granted to a public education student. What the student can receive is based on what they require and what the state has left over after attending to the needs of the student in public classrooms.
Parents have to meet with officials in the student’s district of attendance rather than their district of residence for consultation on what is available and what can be afforded for an exceptional child. However, exceptional students can attend on a part-time basis (taking at least one course) in their district of residence with an IEP that the particular district offers.
Illinois State Board of Education: Illinois Home-Schooling