Iowans Dedicated to Educational Alternatives
IDEA is an unschooling homeschool group that supports families in Iowa and surrounding areas. The families in this support group come from many different religions, ethnic backgrounds and walks of life.
Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators
The purpose of the NICHE is to provide support and information to homeschooling families in the state of Iowa. The members of the NICHE board of directors each sign a statement of faith, but no faith statements are required of the general membership. Has publication:Homeschool Iowa.” Join mail list to subscribe.
See also: Past Events in Iowa
Ignite the Fire
This Iowa family’s site is built around the “campfire” theme. It is packed with homeschooling stories delivered with the dry wit of a true midwesterner.
Love of Learning Center
Christian unschooling family in Iowa. Several good essays.
Iowa Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Iowa.
Iowa Education Code For Homeschooling
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only.
Step-by-Step guide from Ed Dickerson.
Know the Law and Rules
NICHE warns families to be very careful how you fill out forms with the minimum information law requires so as not to set a precedent.
For members of the Iowa Christian homeschool group called C.H.E.W.S.
Home Grown Educators
An Iowa based Christian group. We are dedicated to glorifing God in every aspect of our lives.
This page is for discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Iowa.
Iowans Caring about Homeschooling Internet Support
This list is happy to have Christians of all denominations, and anyone wanting to learn more about homeschooling in IA.
IDEA-Iowans Dedicated to Educational Alternatives
IDEA is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing information, support and encouragement to pursue life-long learning outside the school environment.
A discussion list as well as support network for new and experienced unschooling families who live in or near Iowa. Unschooling encompasses, at its core, an atmosphere of trust, freedom, joy and deep respect for who the child is.
Iowa homeschool support group. For members of the Iowa Christian homeschool group called S.H.E.E.P.
Ed Dickerson’s Website
Ed lobbied for the first homeschool law back in 1990. He doesn’t beat around the bush with his advice for new homeschoolers.
Three Sisters Home Learning Resources
Produces homeschool sales events in Des Moines and eastern Iowa.
DES MOINES AREA
Columbus Academy Catholic Homeschool Support Group
This site is the essential source for members of Columbus Academy, including calendar of events, newsletters, key contact information, conference information and much more. Members from all over the state.
Homes With Heart And CM
Central Iowa Homeschooling mothers encouraging one another and supporting each other through monthly meetings, and who use Charlotte Mason methods in their homeschooling. If you live near the Des Moines area and would like to attend our meetings, please email the site owner.
Ia Home Educators
A fully inclusive, non-affiliated, member-led support group. Where everyone is welcomed, regardless of religion, homeschooling methodology, family status or anything else.
IOWA CITY AREA
We are a group of Christian homeschool families in Iowa County, Iowa thus the acronym ChIC.
Christian Home Educators Fellowship
Provides support to parents who choose or who are interested in the home instruction of their children. This support is provided through the following means: (a) prayer, (b) sharing and exchange of information and materials, (c) sharing practical advice and concerns, and (d) small group accountability.
Iowa City Secular Homeschool Group
This secular homeschool association welcomes all Iowa City and surrounding area families who are interested in creating a community with homeschooling families of all backgrounds and lifestyles. Yahoo Group.
Village Home School Cooperative/Learning Center
(Coralville/Iowa City) list is for parents, students, and VHSC staff. As we plan the cooperative we will be open to suggestions and questions.
OMAHA, NEBRASKA, AREA
Catholic Home School Association of Omaha
Information and referral for Catholic parents who want to home school in the Omaha area.
Cedar Rapids / Marion Area Homeschool
Greeting to those people who live in the Cedar Rapids and Marion areas in Iowa. You don’t have to live here to join.
Christian Home education Alliance of Dubuque
CHAD is a mixture of Protestant and Catholic families who homeschool in the Dubuque, Iowa area.
Christian Homeschoolers of Iowa County
CHIC provides support, education and fellowship for Christian families in Iowa County who have made the decision to educate their children at home.
Fort Dodge Area Homeschoolers
Inclusive group for the Fort Dodge, Iowa area. We meet periodically and post dicussions and information onlist.
Heritage Home Educators
Devoted to communication between active members of Heritage Home Educators of Knoxville, Iowa. To find out how you can be actively involved, or if you are new to the area and are looking for a home school support group, you may contact the moderator of this site.
Quad City Area Secular Homeschoolers
Primarily geared toward families who are homeschooling for reasons other than religion and who are looking for an alternative to religious homeschool groups.
To Encourage and Educate our Children at Home
TEECH is centered around Louisa County along the Mississippi River. We are a Christian, but non-denominational, group. All homeschoolers in the area are invited and encouraged to attend activities.
Support Group Lists
Iowa Email Lists, Support Groups, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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Universities and Colleges
College At Home
You have the option of starting your college work through Penn State University and then finishing your degree on campus at the University of Iowa.