January 31, 2023

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Home schoolers struggle to join public school athletics

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CHERRY VALLEY — Melissa Hillman doesn’t deliver up college when she goes to engage in hockey at Carlson Ice Arena.

But someone else invariably does.

And then it takes place.

“You get the property-school eye roll,” Melissa said. “People assume you are bizarre.”

Even worse is the general public faculty stiff arm.

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The Illinois Large Faculty Association leaves it up to just about every college no matter if they want to let house-schoolers to enjoy large college athletics for their groups, but only a tiny minority of colleges in the Rockford spot — or about the point out — will acknowledge them.

“Home-college athletes are, at some stage, an irritant to our public educational institutions,” Marty Hickman, then the government director of the IHSA, instructed the Register Star in a 2005 tale about how point out champion wrestler, Dean’s Record scholar and achieved musician Caleb Walk experienced issues finding a way to participate for his dwelling-town university right after Christian Lifetime, then the only area faculty that recognized property-schoolers, dropped wrestling.

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