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Home Schooling (Private Instruction)

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Families may choose to educate their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional public or nonpublic school.  This is called home schooling. Families choose to home school for a variety of reasons. That is why the state of Iowa allows several educational options for home schooling:

  • Full-time home school with the support of a certified teacher (Competent Private Instruction)
  • Full-time home school without the support of a certified teacher (Competent Private Instruction or Independent Private Instruction)
  • Part-time homeschool with part-time enrollment in a school district (Competent Private Instruction)
  • Attendance at a non-accredited school (Competent Private Instruction)

Home schooling with the support of a certified teacher. Home instruction is supervised by a teacher hired by the family or provided by a district’s Home School Assistance program (HSAP).

Home schooling without the support of a certified teacher. The family provides the total educational program with no interaction with a public school or certified teacher.

Part-time homeschool with part-time enrollment in a school district. The student completes some instruction at home, and participates in a public school for some instruction or extra-curricular activities.

Attendance at a non-accredited school. A student attends a school that does not meet accreditation standards.

It’s important to note that home-schooled high school students cannot receive a diploma from an accredited school.

2017-2018 Private Instruction Handbook

Private Instruction Comparison Chart 2017-2018

Private Instruction Form A 2017-2018

Annual Assessment Notification Sample Letter 2017-2018

Acceptable Tests for Baseline and Annual Assessment Option 2017-2018

Senior Year Plus and Dual Enrolled Students

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 18, 2017 at 12:01am.