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Homeschool Families

Building Principals

Helmsburg Elementary School
Kelli Bruner – (812) 988.6651

Sprunica Elementary School
Shane Killinger – (812) 988.6625

Van Buren Elementary School
Gavin Steele – (812) 988.6658

Intermediate School
Trent Austin – (812) 988.6607

Junior High School
Brian Garman – (812) 988.6605

High School
Matt Stark – (812) 988.6606


At Brown County Schools, we understand and respect your decision to homeschool. We know that flexibility; efficiency, versatility, creativity and religious beliefs may all play a role in your choice to provide a solid education for your children.

Brown County Schools seeks to support your homeschool efforts in any way we can. Whether it’s offering surplus books and textbooks, making educational clubs and teams available, or participating in an extra-curricular class – we welcome the opportunity to be of service.

We welcome you to tour any of our schools at any time for a first-hand look at our outstanding administrators, teachers and students.  Please contact the principal at your school of choice



Homeschool students are welcome to take elective classes like drama, band, art or photography, but must enroll in the class of their choice. Please call Brown County Junior High’s Guidance Office at (812) 988.6605 or Brown County High School’s Guidance Office at (812) 988.6606 for information on how to register for these classes. High school course descriptions are found at

The above link also has the latest information on placement testing, college scholarship opportunities and financial aid assistance.


Clubs, Academic Teams, and Athletics

The principal at each building can answer any questions about their school’s clubs and teams.

For athletics, please contact the following people:
BCIS – Principal, Trent Austin (
BCJHS – Asst Principal/Athletic Director, Greg Pagnard (
BCHS – Athletic Director, Mark Bruner (

Note: Participation on academic teams and the spell bowl team is subject to roster space, since there are a limited number of spots available. Preference goes to Brown County Schools’ students. History Day, Book Club and Geography Bee are open with no restrictions.

*The Intermediate, Junior High, and High School will all follow the same guidelines for athletic participation in accordance with IHSAA policy.  Please refer to the following IHSAA link for homeschool requirements: