CPI Option 1 with HSAP-ASSIGNED TEACHER
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REQUIREMENTS

  • Initial reporting required
    If your child is of compulsory school attendance age (6-16), you'll need to file, in duplicate, a CPI Report Form A (available in the Tool Kit below) with your  resident school district by September 1 at the beginning of each school year.

    If you start homeschooling during the school year, the form is to be at least partially completed and filed within 14 days, and fully completed and filed within 30 calendar days, of removing the child from an Iowa accredited school or moving to Iowa.

    If you are using CPI Option 1 through enrollment in a public school HSAP, your CPI Form A must have, at minimum, Items 1, 3 and 5 completed -- but please note that school districts can condition HSAP participation upon the entire form being completed.

  • Visits with supervising teacher required
    CPI Option 1 includes requirements for supervising teacher visits.

    HSAP supervising teachers are assigned by the public school and must meet with the student and parent at least four times every 45 days of instruction (one out of every two visits must be face-to-face).

    The supervising teacher must have a valid Iowa teaching certificate or practitioner license appropriate to the grade level of the student. This can include an Iowa substitute teaching license, but not an Iowa substitute authorization.

    See FAQ sections below for details about supervising teachers duties and qualifications.

PUBLIC SCHOOL ACCESS AVAILABILITY

  • Access is available to dual enrollment
    Public school services, activities, classes, or Senior Year Plus options are available
    MORE INFORMATION

  • Access available for Parent-Taught Driver Education
    Parents using any CPI option may provide Parent-Taught Driver Education.
    MORE INFORMATION

SCHOOL DAY ATTENDANCE AND SCHOOL SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Instructional days specified by law
    Parents using any CPI option must provide instruction for at least 148 days per school year,
    with at least 37 days per quarter, but there is no legally-defined mechanism for verification.

  • School subject requirements dependent upon individual HSAP regulations
    Iowa law and rules allow each HSAP to set its own rules and regulations

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • Parents may homeschool students with special educational needs.
    While using CPI Option 1, public school and/or AEA services are available through dual enrollment, if desired.

    Or parents can provide for their children’s special needs privately. 

    MORE INFORMATION

 

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

 
TOOLKIT FOR CPI Option 1 WITH HSAP-PROVIDED TEACHER
CPI Option 1 with HSAP-Provided Teacher Tools
The 2018-2019 Competent Private Instruction Report [Form A]

Purpose:
The Competent Private Instruction Report is published annually by the Department of Education for use by parents providing CPI with reporting.

Note: If you're a NICHE member, you can access a fillable (type-in) version of this form via the Member Portal.

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CPI Form A COMPLETION GUIDE

Purpose:
NICHE provides to our members this step-by-step guide to assist parents in completing a Competent Private Instruction Report (Form A). If you're a current NICHE member, find it on the Member Portal above. Not a member? Join today!

If you are using CPI Option 1 through enrollment in a public school HSAP, your CPI Form A must have, at minimum, Items 1, 3 and 5 completed -- but please note that school districts can condition HSAP participation upon the entire form being completed.

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Plan of Instruction Form

Purpose:
These forms, designed by the Home School Legal Defense Association and NICHE, may be used to comply with the requirement on the Competent Private Instruction Form (Form A) for an attached outline of course of study. 

Choose the form style that works best with the curriculum you are using.

If you use separate materials for each subject area, you'll probably choose the lined form.

If you use a unit study approach, the unlined form will likely be your choice.

Note: If you're a NICHE member, you can access a fillable (type-in) versions of these forms via the Member Portal.

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Certificate of Immunization Exemption

Purpose:
This document must be filed with your CPI form if you intend to use the exemption for immunizations.

Note: If you're a NICHE member, you can access a fillable (type-in) version of this form via the Member Portal.

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Privacy Form for Dual-Enrolled or HSAP-Enrolled Student

Purpose:
This optional form is recommended to protect your family's privacy. It informs school officials that you want protections afforded by federal and state laws and that you do not want any information concerning your enrolled child -- including directory information -- to be released to anyone without your prior consent.

Note: If you're a NICHE member, you can access a fillable (type-in) version of this form via the Member Portal.

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Receipt for CPI Form Filing (Optional)

Purpose:
This form may be used by a parent when filing the Competent Private Instruction (CPI) Form A.

Ask the school district official receiving your CPI Form to sign the receipt, and retain this receipt with your homeschool records.

Note: If you're a NICHE member, you can access a fillable (type-in) version of this form via the Member Portal.

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General Resources
2018 - 2019 Private Instruction Handbook

Purpose:
This Department of Education publication is published annually to provide information
for parents and school district officials on private instruction, including Competent Private Instruction (CPI) and Independent Private Instruction (IPI).

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The NICHE Legal Summary

Purpose:
A brief summary of the legal requirements and options for home educators in Iowa.

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The NICHE Homeschool Resource Guide

Purpose:
NICHE members have access to this helpful two-page guide listing homeschool curricula, materials, periodicals, catalog companies, and other resources. Website links are included. Not a member? Join now!

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Home School Assistance Program FAQs
For those using CPI Option 1 with a Public School Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) Teacher

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