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WELCOME TO NICHE (HOMESCHOOL IOWA)

We're glad you've found us! Our goal is to serve homeschooling families in Iowa.
No matter where you live in our state or what your homeschooling style is, we're here for you!

 

Even though I was talking to myself, I’m not crazy.
I'm a homeschool mom,
and that was just a parent-teacher conference.

 

OUR MISSION

To provide Christ-centered
events, communications and resources
to better equip, inform and encourage
Iowa home educators
to the glory of God.

 

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You've undoubtedly heard the many attacks on homeschooling freedoms that have been made in recent months.    Some prominent media sources and Iowa legislators have been calling for increased government oversight of families providing home education outside of the public school system. 
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Your state homeschool organization, NICHE, is led by a terrific team of dedicated board members. Since its inception in 1992, NICHE has been served by an amazing roster of homeschooling parents who were willing to offer their time and talents to promote and protect home education in Iowa. Our current board is no exception to that past standard. 
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Homeschooled students in Iowa can experience a memorable graduation experience at the 2018 Homeschool Iowa Graduation services in May. A beautiful ceremony with caps and gowns, the graduation includes a speaker and parents awarding diplomas to the graduates.
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The Iowa Legislature is now in session, and we're hearing that there's a lot of confusion and misinformation floating around the state capitol building. We shouldn't be surprised, considering the recent attacks against homeschooling freedom.
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Recent tragic deaths of Iowa teenagers have focused attentions on efforts to identify the causes and propose responses. Because neither were attending an accredited school at the time their distressing deaths occurred, some have called for increased regulation of Iowa homeschooling families.
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Several standardized tests are associated with the culmination of secondary years in school, including the GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, COMPASS, ASSET, and ACCUPLACER. Find out more about each of these and how they apply to homeschooled students.
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Is the thought of coming up with gift ideas for your children causing a Christmas cringe? Are you dreading the
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The very thought of producing a transcript can strike fear into homeschooling parent’s hearts. We’re here to help! The process takes a bit of effort, but it’s not impossible. Your end goal should be to present an accurate representation of what your high school student has accomplished.
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Iowa homeschooling mom, Michelle Andersen, is also an Iowa library director, which explains her enthusiasm for sharing the many incredible FREE resources
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As the January 8 opening of the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session approaches, anti-homeschool rumblings can continually be heard. High-profile individuals
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