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THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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Iowa Homeschooling

Associations
Events
Field Trips
Legal Information
Online Social Networks
Resources
Support Groups
Support Groups Lists
Universities and Colleges


Associations

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.

Events

Posted by People like You in our Homeschool-serving Community
Enter an Event you know about or control. Create and find notifications of homeschool events. Click here.

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Field Trips

Iowa Field Trips
Educational places to visit in Iowa.

Legal Information

Iowa Education Code For Homeschooling
AN A TO Z RESOURCE
Not intended as legal advice. Laws for your information only.

Iowa Compliance
Step-by-Step guide from Ed Dickerson.

Iowa Homeschool Statute
Provided by Ed Dickerson.

Know the Law and Rules
The Iowa law and rules may seem quite complicated at first, but NICHE has created a number of resources and forms to help home educators find their way through the maze of regulations.

Online Social Networks

Chewsloop
For members of the Iowa Christian homeschool group called C.H.E.W.S.

Homeschool-Iowa
The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators. This page is for discussion of topics related to homeschooling in Iowa. Run by NICHE.

Iowa Homeschool Moms
We have some great conversations on this board and if we respect one another and stick to the following guidelines, our group will continue to grow.

Iowa Homeschool Support
An all inclusive homeschool support group for this area. Please make all homeschooling families feel welcome no matter what their teaching styles and methods.

Iowa Unschoolers
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.

Radical Unschool Iowa
This is a group to share information and support one another in child led learning and peaceful parenting. This is not a place where we tell one another that we are “doing it wrong” as each family must move into this lifestyle at their own pace and do what works for them. We are here to support, encourage, cry, learn, and laugh together.

Resources

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.

Support Groups

CEDAR RAPIDS

Cedar Rapids Homeschool
All students, parents, teachers, or friends of the Cedar Rapids Homeschool Assistance Program

Eastern Iowa Homeschool Group
A chat place for those who homeschool, are thinking of or planning to homeschool as well as unschoolers, who live in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids/Davenport Area and surrounding communities. (aka Eastern Iowa)

COUNCIL BLUFFS / OMAHA, NEBRASKA, AREA

Council Bluffs area homeschool field trips and play dates group
We are a group for families who like to meet up with other homeschool families for group field trips, play dates, and activities. Once a week we will have a scheduled group event but if you want to set up more outside of that, it’s ok too.

Omaha Area Homeschoolers
With social networks being so popular, here’s a place to meet, reconnect and share with fellow homeschoolers. Please post any homeschool groups, events or classes here. Share your homeschool photos, opinions on curriculum, places for the best bargains or just meet up with other homeschooling families.

DUBUQUE

Christian Home-education Alliance of Dubuque
CHAD’s overall mission is to encourage parents to train up their children with academic excellence in a manner pleasing to Jesus Christ, and to equip them with a biblical worldview.

Dubuque Area Homeschoolers
All families who are homeschooling or curious about homeschooling are welcome to join us. We have no overlay of religious or political philosophy as we believe that when you get right down to it, we all want the best for our children. Facebook Group

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.

FORT DODGE

Fort Dodge Area Homeschoolers
Inclusive group for the Fort Dodge, Iowa area. We meet periodically and post dicussions and information on list.

IOWA CITY & COUNTY AREA

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. Facebook Group.

MARSHALLTOWN AREA

Central Iowa Christian Home Educators
This is a Christian based home schooling group in the Marshalltown area. Yahoo Group.

TAMA-TOLEDO IOWA AREA

Tama-Toledo (Iowa) Homeschool Group
Contact the admin of this Facebook group in order to join.

Support Group Lists

Iowa Email Lists, Support Groups, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
Please notify [email protected] if your email list, support group, message board, forum or newsletter is not included here or if you see errors.

Iowa Homeschool Support Groups
List from The Homeschool Mom. To be listed, Submit a Local Resource on her site.



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.

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