Iowa Homeschool Options

5 choices

 

Begin By Answering
This Determining Question:


Do you want to report to or receive services from the public school?


NO
  • Choice #1

    Independent Private Instruction

  • Choice #2

    Competent Private Instruction | Option 2 | With Opt-Out Reporting

YES
  • Choice #3

    Competent Private Instruction | Option 2 | With Opt-In Reporting

  • Choice #4

    Competent Private Instruction | Option 1 | With Teacher You Select

  • Choice #5

    Competent Private Instruction | Option 1 | With HSAP Teacher

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CHOICES

Options with NO Initial Reporting
& with NO Public School Services

Choice #1
Independent Private Instruction
REQUIREMENTS:
  • No Initial Reporting Required
    If a written request for information is received from the public school, use the NICHE Independent Private Instruction Report Form
Accessibility:
  • No Access to Dual Enrollment
    for public school services, activities or Senior Year Plus options (other than concurrent enrollment community college classes)
  • No Access Defined in Iowa Code for Parent-Taught Driver Education
Choice #2
Competent Private Instruction | Option 2 | with Opt-Out Reporting
REQUIREMENTS:
  • No Initial Reporting Required
Accessibility:
  • No Access to Dual Enrollment
    for public school services, activities or Senior Year Plus options
  • No Access Defined in Iowa Code for Parent-Taught Driver Education
    Use NICHE Optional Report Form for CPI Option 2 with Opt-Out when applying as a teaching parent
    for Parent-Taught Driver Education

Options With Reporting
& WITH Public School Services

Choice #3
Competent Private Instruction | Option 2 | With Opt-In Reporting
REQUIREMENTS:
  • CPI Form A must be filed
    by Sept 1 or within 14 days of establishing Iowa residence or removing child from accredited school enrollment
  • Annual assessment results report must be filed
    by June 30 (with assessment completed by May 1)
Accessibility:
  • Access available for Dual Enrollment
    for public school services, activities, and Senior Year Plus options
  • Access available for Parent-Taught Driver Education
Choice #4
Competent Private Instruction | Option 1 | With Teacher You Select
REQUIREMENTS:
  • CPI Form A must be filed
    by Sept 1 or within 14 days of establishing Iowa residence or removing child from accredited school enrollment
  • Meet with your selected Iowa licensed teacher
    8 times per year
    (2 times per quarter)
Accessibility:
  • Access available for Dual Enrollment
    for public school services, activities, and Senior Year Plus options
  • Access available for Parent-Taught Driver Education
Choice #5
Competent Private Instruction | Option 1 | With HSAP Teacher
REQUIREMENTS:
  • CPI Form A must be filed
    by Sept 1 or within 14 days of establishing Iowa residence or removing child from accredited school enrollment
  • Meet with your assigned Iowa licensed HSAP teacher
    16 times per year
    (4 times per quarter)
Accessibility:
  • Access available for Dual Enrollment
    for public school services, activities, and Senior Year Plus options
  • Access available for Parent-Taught Driver Education
Check out our side-by-side view of these options

© 2018 Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators & Julie Naberhaus adapted from "The ABC's of Homeschooling in Iowa" by Julie Naberhaus

 

 
 

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