Statistic of the Month

Home Education & Virtual Charter Enrollment

From the beginning of Wisconsin tracking private home-based education thru 2000, enrollment skyrocketed to over 20,000 students. But the numbers soon declined as a new mode of education arose – virtual charter schools. Although operated by public school districts, and required to be secular, many families appear to have switched from ”traditional homeschooling” to the alternative virtual charter schools. It took almost 20 years to return to the high water mark of 2001 – and then COVID propelled home education to record heights (as it did to virtual charter schools).