CPI Option 2 with Opt-Out Reporting
choice #2

REQUIREMENTS

  • No initial reporting required
    A CPI Form A does not need to be filed at the public school.

  • No annual assessment results reporting required
    Even though the section of Iowa Law which defines CPI Option 2 includes specifications for annual assessment and results reporting, parents may opt-out of those procedures.

PUBLIC SCHOOL ACCESS AVAILABILITY

  • No access to dual enrollment
    Public school services, activities, classes, or Senior Year Plus options are not available.
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  • Access available for Parent-Taught Driver Education
    Parents using any CPI option may provide Parent-Taught Driver Education.

    Use the NICHE Optional Report Form for CPI Option 2 with Opt-Out when applying as a teaching parent for Parent-Taught Driver Education.
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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.

  • No school subject requirements

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • Parents may homeschool students with special educational needs.
    While using CPI Option 2 with Opt-Out, public school and/or AEA services are not available, so parents provide for their children’s special needs privately.
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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.

 
TOOLKIT FOR CPI Option 2 with Opt-Out Reporting
CPI Option 2 with Opt-Out Tools
Optional Report Form for CPI Option 2 with Opt-Out (no reporting required)

Purpose:
While all reporting is optional under CPI Option 2 with Opt-Out, parents can file this form to notify their resident school district officials that they are providing private instruction to students of compulsory school attendance age.

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 Non-Enrolled Student

Purpose:
These optional forms are recommended to protect your family's privacy. They inform school officials that you want protections afforded by federal and state laws, notifying school officials of that information about your child -- including directory information -- is confidential information protected.

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
2017 - 2018 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 provides this helpful two-pageNICHE 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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