Please complete the form below to request more information about our homeschool cooperative, Little Bluestem.  


Questions You May Have on Illinois Home Schooling (PDF)

You may absolutely join our larger group without having a child in the classroom program (also called a "microschool"). However, as this is one of the most popular support offerings, many more details about this program are included below:

COVID information - updated August 30, 2021:

  • All parents of children in our homeschool group must be vaccinated.  All teachers are fully vaccinated.

  • In-person instruction is masked and class is held outdoors as much as possible.

  • Our classroom program (M/Tu/W/Th 9 am - 3 pm) follows the Key Metrics for COVID Suppression Framework here.

  • In order for unvaccinated students to attend in-person instruction, Jackson County IL must be at orange, yellow, or green on the map.  Red indicates a very high level of community spread.  Fully vaccinated students may attend in-person instruction even if the county is at red.

  • Remote instruction is fully individualized for each student and usually consists of a large tote bag of materials from the curriculum lending library, a parent letter with suggestions, and several sessions of Zoom follow up support each week.


The full-time classroom program (M/Tu/W/Th  9 am - 3 pm) does have openings for the 2021-2022 school year.  This offering is most suitable for parents who want the homeschool experience for their child(ren) but are unable to be full-time homeschool teachers themselves.  The cost is $125.00/week:  

End of Year Narrative Addendum - Little Bluestem Philosophy (PDF).  


Remote instruction is provided as needed at a discounted rate.


Tutoring is also available.  The tutoring rate is $35.00/hour.  

Homeschool consulting services are also offered, if you simply need some support for your own family's curriculum planning. The Phone Consultation Package includes two hour-long phone calls for $75.00.  The School Year Curriculum Package with a full curriculum plan, personalized recommendations for your child, lists of resources for each academic subject, two phone calls, and unlimited email support during the year is $375.00.    

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