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!

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.

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. 

End-of-High-School Tests

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.

The Homeschool Iowa Christmas Gift-Giving Guide

Gift-Giving Guide for Homeschooling Families

Is the thought of coming up with gift ideas for your children causing a Christmas cringe? Are you dreading the accumulation of more “stuff” after the holidays? Would you like ideas for presents that have educational and entertainment value? We’re here to help! Scroll through this list to generate ideas for gifts that keep on giving throughout the year! MEMBERSHIPS AND TICKETS … Read More

High School Transcripts

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.

Check Out Your Library’s Incredible FREE Resources

Check Out Your Library's Incredible FREE Resources

Iowa homeschooling mom, Michelle Andersen, is also an Iowa library director, which explains her enthusiasm for sharing the many incredible FREE resources available at and through your local public library. Check out this list from Michelle! 1. EXPLORE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, DVDs, AND AUDIOBOOKS   All kinds of reading material are available to enjoy or to support your curriculum. Your local library may … Read More

Introducing Homeschool Iowa Regional Representatives

Introducing Regional Representatives

We’re pleased to introduce our Homeschool Iowa regional representatives to help support you and your family on your home education adventure. Find out more about this networking effort and contact the representative serving your area of the state.