2018 Conference

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!

Taking an End-of-the-Year Snapshot

If you follow a traditional school year, you’re likely approaching the end of your school year. Set aside some time to celebrate and review your year. Take an end-of-the-year snapshot! You won’t regret it.

10 Best Homeschool Apps

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.

What Are Teachable Moments?

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!

Impact @ the Capitol

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.

College Credit for Homeschooled Students?

Can homeschooled students earn college credits while they’re still being homeschooled? Yes, they can! There are a variety of ways that can be accomplished. Let us help you sort through the possibilities.

2018 Graduation Services

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.

2018 Capitol Day

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. 

Meet the NICHE Board

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.