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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!

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Our Board

Our Board is comprised of homeschoolers who are dedicated to providing support and resources to the other home educating families who live in Iowa. We welcome you to our site and invite you to get to know us.

Beyond our Board, our Homeschool Iowa Regional Representatives serve in 18 regions around the state, offering localized assistance. On our website, you can view a state map with your region, the name of your regional representative, and an email to meet her and get connected in your area. 

We hope you enjoy our website and will communicate with us on our Contact page.

OUR MISSION

We’re passionate about promoting home education; providing events, communications, and resources for homeschooling families; and protecting our freedom to home educate in Iowa.

YOU are a vital a part of reaching these goals.

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

 

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What are teachable moments? And how can you recognize -- and even develop them -- to use effectively in your homeschool? Our 2018 Homeschool Iowa Conference speaker Heidi Franz offers help for you!
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Whether you're just starting to homeschool or you've been at it for many years, you'll want to devote some time to renew, refresh, and recharge before the new school year starts.   We have just the means to help you do that, helping you to transform your homeschooling efforts and outcomes: The 2018 Homeschool Iowa Conference!
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If you're looking for top quality apps for use in your homeschool, our 2018 Homeschool Iowa Conference speaker, Leah Neiman can help. She's compiled an amazing list of the top ten apps in every homeschool subject.
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Over 800 homeschoolers from all across the state of Iowa registered to participate in the Homeschool Iowa Capitol Day in Des Moines. Attendees met with their legislators, heard from Governor Reynolds and other elected officials, participated in activities, and shared fellowship with other home educators.
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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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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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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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Find Your Place

Meet and connect with other homeschool families in your area.
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